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New U.S. Climate Factsheet! Climate Change and Social Justice: Equality ∙Action ∙Gender∙Resilience

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Climate change is more than an environmental issue. Many of its consequences are social, economic and humanitarian. In the United States, though the impacts of climate change will be felt by all, it will not affect all equally. Those with the least access to resources face inexorable challenges to mitigate and adapt to climate changes. This cuts across age, race, socio-economic class and gender. Women in particular, in the U.S. and around the world, will …

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Gender Perspectives into Environmental Governance: experiences from the 2014 Yale/UNITAR conference

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

WEDO delegates attended the UNITAR-Yale Conference on Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability, Post-2015 Development Agenda, and the Future Climate Regime that took place from 5-7 September 2014. The Conference brought together more than 100 scholars and policy experts to discuss the nexus between human rights and the environment and built on more than 70 paper submissions from researchers and expert practitioners from 40 different countries. The goals of the conference were to inform: the discussion on …


Lost & Found in the Proposed Sustainable Development Goals – A view from WEDO

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

New York (17 September 2014)-Two months after the end of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its adoption of the proposed SDGs by acclamation, the proposal has officially moved to the 69th General Assembly and will be a main basis for integrating the SDGs into the future development agenda. — Note that the GA still does not see it must be a sustainable development agenda overall, rather than just a development agenda with a set of SDGs. — Semantics aside, what does that mean for women’s human rights, gender equality, sustainable development and environmental justice? WEDO offers a quick analysis of the SDGs from our unique perspective working on that nexus – looking at climate, disasters, women’s rights and urbanization…

FACTSHEET: LINKING DATA AND ACTIONS – Connections between IPCC AR5 data, gender differentiated data and climate change actions

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

WARSAW, POLAND (November 19, 2013) – WEDO, with the support from the Global Gender Office of IUCN and the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA), has developed the factsheet “LINKING DATA AND ACTIONS. Connections between IPCC AR5 data, gender differentiated data and climate change actions“.

This factsheet highlights links between the data presented in the recent IPCC AR5 report on climate change, gender data and some actions proposed by countries to mitigate or …

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FACTSHEET: Exposing Gender Gaps in Financing Climate Change Mitigation – and Proposing Solutions

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

WARSAW, POLAND (November 10, 2013)– Contributing to the COP19 focus on gender issues and climate change, we are pleased to release Financing Mitigation – Exposing Gender Gaps in Financing Climate Change Mitigation – and Proposing Solutions – a collaborative research initiative of  the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA),and the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA), thanks to the generous support of the Climate & Development …