GECCO

AGENT (GECCO) Energy Webinar: Technology and data collection: Allies in women-centric energy access programs

AGENT (GECCO*) Energy Webinar: Technology and data collection: Allies in women-centric energy access programs This webinar was hosted on October 27, 2016. Energy is fundamental to development, from reducing drudgery to supporting productive activities and services, including education, transport and communications. However, 1.2 billion people do not have access to electricity and close to 3 […]

Read More

AGENT (GECCO) Energy Webinar: Gender indicators for the energy sector

AGENT (GECCO*) Energy Webinar: Gender indicators for the energy sector This webinar was hosted on April 21, 2016. Energy interventions have differentiated impacts on women and men, a fact that is rarely addressed, recorded or assessed by programs and projects. Empirical research suggests that household access to electricity can increase girls’ school enrolment in particular, […]

Read More

Gender and REDD+ Case Study Series This Gender and REDD+ Case Study Series was prepared for IUCN with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) via the Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO)* initiative. GECCO* leverages advancements in women’s empowerment and gender equality through, and for, the benefit of climate change and […]

Read More

AGENT (GECCO) Energy Webinar: Challenges and strategies to increase and retain women’s participation in the energy sector

AGENT (GECCO*) Energy Webinar: Challenges and strategies to increase and retain women’s participation in the energy sector This webinar was hosted on March 22, 2016. Women’s participation in the energy sector, including as technicians and decision makers, remains low. The most recent World Economic Forum jobs report calculates that women make up only 15% of the […]

Read More

AGENT (GECCO) Energy Webinar: Gender dimensions of renewable energy financing

AGENT (GECCO*) Energy Webinar: Gender dimensions of renewable energy financing This webinar was hosted on February 24, 2016. The new Paris Agreement sends a strong message to the world to move towards implementation and achieve effective mitigation actions. With energy production and consumption accounting for two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions, it’s clear that this mitigation […]

Read More

AGENT (GECCO*) Energy Webinar: Gender in large-scale energy infrastructure

AGENT (GECCO*) Energy Webinar: Gender in large-scale energy infrastructure This webinar was hosted on November 13, 2015. 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 world. It has been a central pillar […]

Read More

AGENT (GECCO) Energy Webinar: Understanding how renewable energy contributes to gender equality and empowerment

AGENT (GECCO*) Webinar: Understanding how renewable energy contributes to gender equality and empowerment This webinar was hosted on October 22, 2015. Gender mainstreaming in the energy sector is taking place from national policies to institutional reforms and project development, ultimately increasing energy access and providing low emission development pathways for many around the world. Gender […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

GGO switches on to renewable energy with GECCO initiative

GGO switches on to renewable energy with GECCO* initiative What is GECCO* Energy? While efforts at integrating gender considerations into climate change and energy have progressed over a number of years, they tend to focus on the household scale and there is a significant knowledge gap on gender and large-scale renewable energy, as well as […]

Read More