31 10, 2019

Forest Cover 59: Bioenergy in West Africa – impacts on women and forests

By | 2019-10-31T17:44:25+00:00 October 31st, 2019|Biodiversity, Climate, Energy, GFC, News|0 Comments

In this issue of the Global forest Coalition's magazine Forest Cover we explore the full spectrum of bioenergy developments and use in West Africa and how they are impacting women and forests. The articles cover bioenergy in its very large-scale, requiring huge areas of land to provide the raw materials, to the ubiquitous and time-old [...]

8 10, 2019

“They are only interested in soy”: how peasant and indigenous women in Paraguay are organising to survive the twin threats of industrial agriculture and climate change

By | 2019-10-08T14:12:25+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Biodiversity, Climate, Gender equality, GFC, News|0 Comments

This photo essay was originally published in the Ecologist Devastating fires across South America’s fragile forests have put the spotlight on the impacts of a growing and emboldened livestock and feedstock sector, which is hungry for land and unburdened by legislation or law enforcement. The Chaco forests in western Paraguay have been particularly badly hit [...]

29 08, 2019

WEBINAR: info session on the Gender Just Climate Solutions award

By | 2019-08-29T19:35:36+00:00 August 29th, 2019|Advocacy, Climate, COP, Events, Gender equality, News, Online courses & tools, WECF|0 Comments

When: 4 September 2019, 15:00-16:00 CEST Where: online Translations: English, French, Spanish Register: https://portal.voiceboxer.com/events/k42vba/register?blm_aid=59428 The Women and Gender Constituency, a coalition of women’s rights and gender organizations working together at the UN climate negotiations, invites you to this information session for an overview on the 5th Annual ‘Gender-Just Climate Solutions’ Awards! The awards aim to showcase real [...]

12 07, 2019

Land rights and livelihoods key to achieving sustainable development for Kenya’s indigenous women

By | 2019-07-12T09:26:58+00:00 July 12th, 2019|Advocacy, Climate, Gender equality, GFC, News|0 Comments

en español Governments gathered today at the High-level Political Forum at United Nations Headquarters in New York are discussing Sustainable Development Goal 13, on climate action. But whilst these discussions take place on what will clearly be another set of missed international goals, rural and Indigenous women in communities far removed from New York skyscrapers [...]

1 07, 2019

Women’s Major Group position paper

By | 2019-07-24T17:48:58+00:00 July 1st, 2019|Advocacy, APWLD, Climate, Gender equality, GFC, News, Policy paper, WECF, WMG|0 Comments

Women today find ourselves in very difficult times. We see this in rising protectionist governments; xenophobia, misogyny, and discrimination; governments turning more inward and backward to the detriment of the world; and power ever more concentrated among elite and corporations. We see this in environmental destruction, violations of women’s human rights, privatization of public goods, [...]

14 12, 2018

Meet the Winners of the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award at COP24

By | 2018-12-14T17:40:52+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Advocacy, Climate, Events, Gender equality, News, Outreach, Press release, WECF, WMG|0 Comments

On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we awarded Gender Just Climate Solutions Winners at the climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland Yesterday, on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we held our inagural Gender Just Climate Solutions Award and publication launch at the climate negotiations in Katowice, [...]

11 12, 2018

A gloomy future for climate finance at COP24

By | 2019-01-08T11:28:43+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Advocacy, Climate, COP, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

By Coraina de la Plaza, Global Forest Coalition Climate finance has again been one of the most sticky issues in international climate change negotiations this year. Since the signing of the Paris Agreement (PA) and well before it, there have been many words of goodwill and promises made to deliver the finance desperately needed in [...]

3 12, 2018

Forest Cover 57 – 1.5°C from a community perspective

By | 2019-01-08T11:25:22+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|Biodiversity, Climate, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

Welcome to the 57th issue of Forest Cover, the Global Forest Coalition’s magazine. It provides a space for environmental justice activists from across the world to present their views on international forest-related policies. As governments congregate once more for a climate COP, this time in Katowice, Poland, Forest Cover 57 looks critically at the Intergovernmental [...]

7 11, 2018

#MindTheGAP demonstration: feminists calling for a robust Gender Action Plan (GAP) as an outcome of the climate negotiations (COP23)

By | 2018-10-03T14:26:39+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Advocacy, APWLD, Climate, COP, Outreach, Press release|0 Comments

Press Release: Women & Gender Constituency hosts an action during the climate negotiations  COP 23, Bonn, Germany 07 November 2017  WHAT On Tuesday November 7, 2017, the Women and Gender Constituency of the UNFCCC hosted an interactive ACTION at COP23 to highlight the importance of the Gender Action Plan (GAP) and reinforce our demands for the negotiations. [...]

7 11, 2018

Forest Cover 53 – Leaving no one behind: Community rights and biodiversity conservation

By | 2018-10-02T17:48:14+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Biodiversity, Climate, Energy, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

Welcome to Forest Cover No. 53, the Global Forest Coalition newsletter that provides a space for Southern and Northern environmental justice activists to present their views on international forest-related policies. In this 53rd edition of Forest Cover, published in the run-up to the Convention on Biodiversity’s December discussions on biodiversity conservation and the Sustainable Development [...]