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Towards a New Climate Agreement – Update from June Climate Talks

Monday, June 30th, 2014

NEW YORK (30 June 2014)– From 4-15 June 2014, in Bonn, Germany, WEDO and its partners from the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA), working alongside members of the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC), attended the fortieth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 40) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 40), as well as the June session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for …

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Step Change for Women’s Leadership at the UN Climate Talks: Women Delegates Fund

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

NEW YORK (June 26, 2014)- The Women Delegates Fund was founded in 2009 to provide travel support, capacity building and networking opportunities to women from the Global South, particularly those who have both climate change and women’s empowerment expertise, to join and participate on their national delegations at the UNFCCC. The Fund is supported by the Government of Finland, with additional funds from the Government of Iceland.

Now in it’s sixth year of operation, …

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Assessing the ‘Building Blocks Towards a Gender-Responsive New Climate Agreement’- WEDO/GGCA Side Event in Bonn

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

NEW YORK (June 24, 2014)– On Friday, June 13th 2014 in Bonn, Germany, WEDO and the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA), co-hosted a side event entitled ’Building Blocks Towards a Gender-Responsive New Climate Agreement‘.

The links between gender equality and climate change is supported by undeniable data in terms of differentiated impacts and contributions to action. A gender perspective frames the enabling conditions needed for solutions to be effective as well as …

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Raising the Bar, Best Practices from Gender and REDD+ Programs and Projects

Friday, June 20th, 2014

NEW YORK (June 20, 2014)– On Saturday June 7th at the Bonn intersessional of the UN climate negotiations, USAID, IUCN, WEDO, REDD+ SES, and the UN-REDD Programme co-hosted an event entitled:  “Raising the Bar, Best Practices from Gender and REDD+ Programs and Projects”.

The panel highlighted key results from a 3-day technical workshop in Washington, DC, 13-15 May 2014. Seeking to foster direct learning exchange across countries and contexts to enhance gender-responsive REDD+ processes at all levels, the workshop …

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Planning for sustainable, gender-equitable and climate-proof development, EWA Side Event

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

BONN, GERMANY (June 18, 2014)- On Friday, June 6th, Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) alongside, LIFE E.v., in partnership with WEDO and on behalf of the joint EWA initiative, Empower Women Benefit for All, partners organized a side event entitled “Planning for sustainable, gender-equitable and climate-proof development”.

The event gave an overview about the linkages between gender, climate and development from different perspectives and assessed criteria and targets for Climate Change and …

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