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

With the approval of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Gender Action Plan at COP23, Lorena Aguilar and Ambassador reflect on the importance of the milestone decision on integrating gender throughout the UNFCCC in this op-ed published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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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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This blog post details the experiences of YMCA Youth Ambassadors during Gender Day at COP21, Paris 2015.   On Tuesday, the YMCA-RGE inside team engaged with #GenderDay as youth gender ambassadors for the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Gender Program (IUCN). Gender equality is important for us, and we as an international team have a […]

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