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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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Observers call for the right to participate in the formulation of the new development agenda

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

NEW YORK (June 17, 2014)– At the start of the 12th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), observers to the process were asked to leave as Members entered into ‘informal informal’ discussions. In response, today observers from all the Major Groups shared an open letter to the Co-Chairs of the OWG stating:

As we call for a transformative, participatory and inclusive development framework we have to embody those

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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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