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Sustainable Solutions to Ending Climate Chaos: How to Make 2015 Matter

Monday, March 10th, 2014

[ March 19, 2014; 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. ]

Event Description: A truly transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda which works to ensure women’s human rights and gender equality requires urgent, legally binding action to combat climate change. Climate change is undoubtedly one of the world’s most pressing issues- the impacts of which are already eroding the achievement of sustainable development and poverty eradication for regions, countries and people around the globe- threatening to exacerbate already growing inequality worldwide. Climate change must be understood as a

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Double Mainstreaming Gender Equality & Climate Change in Post-MDG Sustainable Development Approaches

Monday, March 10th, 2014

[ March 17, 2014; 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. ]

EVENT DESCRIPTION: As the world sketches out possible outlines of a post-2015 framework, serious shortcomings of the current MDGs, chief among them the neglect of MDG 7 on environmental sustainability and relegating gender equality to one distinct MDG with limited indicators instead of addressing gender equality as an overarching approach for all MDGs, need to be addressed front and center. Learning from the MDG process and its shortcomings, the proposed post-MDG set of sustainable development goals

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Gender Equality in the 2015 Climate Change Agreement

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

NEW YORK (March 5, 2014)-- On Monday, March 10th, the first session of the he Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) will commence the fourth part of its second session in Bonn, Germany. In a scenario note prepared by the co-Chairs before the start of the session, they have outlined some key objectives for this first meeting:

1) Advance as much as possible in the elaboration of the content

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WEDO on Capitol Hill- Population, Health and Environment in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Monday, February 24th, 2014

WASHINGTON D.C. (February 24, 2014)– On Feb. 12th, 2014 Eleanor Blomstrom, Program Director at WEDO spent the afternoon in DC speaking on an informative Population, Health & Environment (PHE) panel. Here are her thoughts from the panel, ways forward and some WEDO perspective on the topic:

What was the main purpose of this event?

Eleanor: The Congressional Briefing was an awareness-raising event to on PHE, and its role in sustainable development, for congressional staffers and …

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Women’s Major Group recommendations on Sustainable Development Goals

Friday, December 6th, 2013

NEW YORK (December 6, 2013)– The Open Working Group (OWG) on sustainable development goals took place from 25 to 27 of November 2013 in New York at the UN Headquarters. Women’s Major Group participants presented recommendations to governments during the main sessions and through dialogue with delegates. See here for an archive of some of these statements and presentations.

The Women’s Major Group believes it is of utmost importance that the OWG report is produced …

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