Is the Green Climate Fund ready to serve climate-vulnerable communities?

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015


by Kashmala Kakakhel, WEDO’s Climate Finance Fellow, from the 10th Board Meeting of the Green Climate Fund 

This week, over 200 Observers have joined the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Secretariat and its Board Members for its 10th Board Meeting in Songdo, South Korea from July 6 – 9, 2015. In an attempt to remain transparent, the Observers (representatives of civil society organisations, media, other climate funds and Banks) have a chance to follow the session live …

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The Underbelly of Article (6): Instrumentalizing the Right to Public Participation under the UNFCCC

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014


by Yeniva Massaquoi, WEDO Women’s Human Rights Fellow, from COP20 on International Human Rights Day 

Article 6(a)(iii) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commits 196 member states to the promotion and facilitation of public participation at national, subregional and regional levels.  Despite this commitment, environmental human rights defenders continue to be penalized and persecuted for their lawful attempts to publicly participate on climate change issues. We are reminded of this by …

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WEDO provokes intersectional thinking at Women and Girls Rising

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Speakers at Women and Girls Rising

The Roosevelt Institute recently hosted the Women and Girls Rising Conference, which aimed to look back at gains made by women’s activists and the prospects for future improvement. It was attended and featured speakers from a diverse group of activists, leaders, policymakers and advocates. As part of the notable program, WEDO’s Bridget Burns was the moderator for a panel on Women’s Claims on Environmental Sustainability. The panel included Noelene Nabulivou affiliated with DAWN, Diverse

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Gender Perspectives into Environmental Governance: experiences from the 2014 Yale/UNITAR conference

Thursday, September 18th, 2014


WEDO delegates attended the UNITAR-Yale Conference on Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability, Post-2015 Development Agenda, and the Future Climate Regime that took place from 5-7 September 2014. The Conference brought together more than 100 scholars and policy experts to discuss the nexus between human rights and the environment and built on more than 70 paper submissions from researchers and expert practitioners from 40 different countries. The goals of the conference were to inform: the discussion on …

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In their Own Words – Reflections from EWA Team at CSW58

Friday, April 11th, 2014


“Coming from the WECF/WICF network of women’s and environmental NGOs worldwide, I am used to work on environmental issues with a strong gender focus. So I am very aware of the difficulties we face when integrating women’s rights into other policy areas and using gender mainstreaming as a tool. However, I was struck by a parallel event organised by FOKUS, a Norwegian NGO, here at the CSW 58 in New York last week. FOKUS did …

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