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CSOs Demand Climate Change Action is Central to Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

NEW YORK (June 17, 2014)– As the Open Working Group continues to streamline the text for the next set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), CSOs today made a strong call to the Members of the OWG to keey climate change action central and visible to the SDGs. “We believe that climate change is an existential threat to humankind and global efforts to overcome poverty and achieve sustainable development. Therefore, we also believe that climate change must be …

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Bonn Climate Change Conference, June 4th to 15th 2014

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

BONN, GERMANY (June 4, 2014)-- 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 Enhanced Action (ADP) will be held from 4-15 June 2014 in Bonn, Germany. Two high-level ministerial events will take place on 5 and 6 June.

This meeting marks the …

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Honoring Wangari Maathai- Watch LIVE & Share Memories

Monday, May 19th, 2014

[ May 19, 2014; 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm. ]

NEW YORK (May 19, 2013)– Today, Monday, May 19, 2014, WEDO is honored to co-host a celebration and tribute honoring the life and legacy of our great friend, visionary, sister and ally, Professor Wangari Muta Maathai.

Through the unveiling of a plaque to mark a tree planted by Wangari Maathai on May 17, 2005, as well as the planting of a new Dogwood tree gifted by the New York City Department of Parks and …

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CSOs: No to Green Climate Fund financing fossil fuel and harmful energy projects

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

NEW YORK (May 2, 2014)-- Prior to the upcoming meeting of the Board of the Green Climate Fund, WEDO joined representatives of international, regional, national and local CSOs on a statement demanding the “GCF funds will not be used directly or indirectly for financing fossil fuel and other harmful energy projects or programs.” See below for the full letter.

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May 2, 2014

Dear Members and Alternate Members of the Board of the Green …

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Speaking out against #ClimateChaos at CSW58

Friday, April 11th, 2014

NEW YORK (April 11, 2014) – On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, as part of the EWA program, WEDO was proud to host a side event alongside, Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), All India Women’s Conference (AIWC), Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN), Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law & Development (APWLD), and Equidad de Género entitled “Sustainable Solutions to Ending Climate Chaos –

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