WEDO at COP15

WEDO is posting news, video and regular updates over the next two weeks from the international conference on climate change (COP 15). Get a women’s perspective here!

The Latest WEDO at COP15 News

Turning Down the Heat – Gender and Climate Change (video)

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Lorena Aguilar, a WEDO board member and senior gender advisor for IUCN, is featured in this short video shot at the climate change conference in Copenhagen. It also features the GGCA-sponsored theater group, Theater for Africa, performing about gender and climate change. Have a look!

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A Gender Perspective on COP-15 Climate Negotiations

Monday, March 1st, 2010

New York, March 1 — WEDO has produced a short document providing a gender perspective on the outcomes of the December 2009 UNFCCC global climate negotiations in Copenhagen. The document briefly describes the process leading up to COP-15, the meeting itself, the outcome documents and the way forward in 2010. WEDO will continue its advocacy work throughout this year to ensure a gender-responsive global climate framework.

WEDO’s Gender Perspective on COP-15 (pdf document)…

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Women & Gender Texts from COP-15: a compilation

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

New York, February 24 — The outcome of the Copenhagen climate negotiations resulted in “Draft decisions presented to the Conference of the Parties at its fifteenth session for consideration and adoption”. WEDO has compiled all of the women and gender equality texts included in that outcome, as well as some related text that is not specific to women or gender equality.

Access the compilation pdf here.

For the original document (Annex 1), click here

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U.S. Under Secretary of State speaks about Women and Climate Change

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

New York, January 5 — Maria Otero, the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, discusses women and climate change in a short video available on YouTube. In her December 10 statement she notes that women are part of the solution to climate change and references a meeting she had with NGOs, including WEDO, during the UNFCCC COP15 in Copenhagen in December.

Watch the video: Maria Otero – Women and Climate

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Press Release: Women Discouraged by COP Outcome–But Committed to Hope and Action in 2010

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

New York, December 22–The lives of millions of people are at stake, entire nations are expected to disappear under the ocean, and yet world leaders in Copenhagen failed to commit to necessary measures for an equitable, just and legally binding post-Kyoto agreement to tackle climate change.

The women’s organizations comprising the Women and Gender Constituency under the UNFCCC– including WECF, GenderCC, WEDO, LIFE and others– are dismayed by the lack of progress. Women are among …

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