United Nations

U.N. plan strengthens women’s role in climate action

Climate policies must not be gender-blind, as climate change does not affect men and women equally by Lorena Aguilar and Ambassador Melanne Verveer Last week marked a milestone in the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment. In Bonn, world leaders at the United Nations climate negotiations (COP23) under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change […]

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Interview with John Knox: what causes violence against environmental defenders?

IUCN NL’s Femke Wijdekop invited two internationally renowned human rights lawyers to engage in a conversation on the challenges environmental defenders face and how to tackle them. As the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, John Knox is the leading ambassador for defenders who are fighting for their right to a sustainable environment. Netherlands-based human rights lawyer Jan […]

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2015 Momentum for Change: Call for Applications Starting today, organizations, cities, industries, governments and other key players that are taking the lead on tackling climate change can nominate their game-changing projects for a prestigious United Nations award. On January 21, the United Nations Climate Change secretariat opened the call for applications for the 2015 Momentum […]

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