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Civil Society Urges Green Climate Fund to Improve Transparency

Monday, July 6th, 2015

NEW YORK (July 6, 2015) – Over 100 civil society groups, including WEDO, have signed a letter requesting a new Information Disclosure Policy to improve the overall transparency of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The letter expresses “serious concerns that there may only be limited opportunities for public comment and consultation with external stakeholders before the draft policy is put to the Board.”

Read the letter here: CSO Letter on Information Disclosure Policy – Sign-ons

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WEDO on NY1 Noticias: 20 años de progreso para las mujeres

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

NEW YORK (March 24, 2015)– Last week, on March 16th, WEDO Board Chair Marcela Tovar-Restrepo joined Ambassador Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Consul General of Mexico in New York on NY1 Noticias, to discuss 20 years of progress for women, and key challenges for the future. The interview is in Spanish, and WEDO highlighted the continued need to amplify women’s participation and gender equality as central to climate justice and climate change planning/policy formulation, as well as …

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WEDO discusses New York’s Resilience to Climate Change on NY1

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

NEW YORK (October 29, 2013) - On October 27th, Marcela Tovar-Restrepo, WEDO’s Board President, was part of a panel of experts discussing the improvements, progress and future plans of New York City, one year after hurricane Sandy, on the TV channel NY1. She joined Juan Camilo Osorio, a professor at Pratt Institute and research director of the Environmental Justice Alliance of New York, and Bill Ulfelder, Executive Director of the Nature Conservancy in New York.…

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Climate talks adopt gender balance goal

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

By Megan Rowling, Thomson Reuters. Originally posted by Alertnet.

PHOTO: A woman and crosses a bridge with her child next to a tannery factory by the river Buriganga at Hazaribagh in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on July 12, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

Doha, Qatar (December 9, 2012)- U.N. climate talks have approved a “gender balance” goal that would increase women’s participation in the negotiations, with experts hoping this will make climate change policy more responsive to women’s …

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New UN climate fund must work for the poor – NGOs

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

By Megan Rowling, Originally published Source: Alertnet, Thu, 23 Aug 2012 16:13 GMT

Photo left: A man walks on the road between Nouahibou and Nouakchott, Mauritania, December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

LONDON (AlertNet) – As the board of a new U.N. climate fund for developing countries meets for the first time, civil society groups are pushing for it to be managed in a way that is transparent and accountable to poor communities likely to be hit …

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