women's empowerment

AGENT (GECCO) Energy Webinar: Addressing gender considerations in large-scale energy infrastructure policies and project development

AGENT (GECCO*) Energy Webinar: Addressing gender considerations in large-scale energy infrastructure policies and project development This webinar was hosted on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 Gender mainstreaming in the energy sector is taking place from national policies, to institutional reforms and project development, increasing energy access and providing a low emission development pathways for many around the […]

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AGENT (GECCO) Energy Webinar: Innovative Finance Mechanisms to Unlock Women’s Entrepreneurship and Energy Access

AGENT (GECCO*) Energy Webinar: Innovative finance mechanisms to unlock women’s entrepreneurship and energy access This webinar was hosted on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 Women face different—and sometimes greater—challenges than their male counterparts in entrepreneurship and asset acquisition. At times, social and cultural barriers may impede women from becoming landowners or from other assets, which hinders opportunities […]

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The power of women: combating blizzards, droughts and the changing climate

The power of women: combating blizzards, droughts and the changing climate In the past seven days, the east coast of the United States was hammered with one of the biggest snowstorms it has ever seen and a breaking report was published stating that 2015 broke records as hottest year in history by about 0.14°C. All around […]

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Unleashing the power of women in the renewable energy sector

Unleashing the power of women in the renewable energy sector In the United States, October has been designated as “National Energy Awareness Month”— emphasizing how central energy is to national prosperity, security, and environmental well-being. At IUCN’s Global Gender Office (GGO), we also recognize the importance of energy, particularly renewable energy, and the necessity of […]

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A strong beginning makes way for improved results: Equality in climate finance mechanisms

A strong beginning makes way for improved results: Equality in climate finance mechanisms Climate change is happening now and it’s happening globally—it affects everyone everywhere. However, climate change will not affect everyone equally. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states in its 2014 fifth official report, and as countless studies and projects have subsequently […]

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