10 10, 2018

Congratulations Sascha! Named thirty-third most influential sustainability fighter in the Netherlands

By | 2018-10-11T16:25:19+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Climate, Gender equality, News, WECF|0 Comments

We are greatly honoured to receive the news that our project partner WECF's Executive Director Sascha Gabizon have been named the thirty-third (out of 100) most influential persons in the fight for sustainability in the Netherlands by Trouw Green. Trouw Green is a Dutch daily newspaper and this is the tenth year they are running [...]

28 09, 2018

Forest Cover 56 – Community conservation in Africa

By | 2019-01-08T11:16:39+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Biodiversity, Climate, GFC, News, Outreach|0 Comments

Welcome to the 56th 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. We are excited to bring you this special edition of Forest Cover on community conservation in Africa, which also contributes to discussions [...]

7 09, 2018

Are we on the right road to COP24? A reflection on the Bangkok intersessional climate change conference

By | 2018-09-13T12:49:20+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Advocacy, Climate, WECF|0 Comments

The additional intersession of the climate negotiations this year resumed in Bangkok this week, 4-9th September. The extra high level meeting was scheduled to further further the preparations needed by negotiatiors before they come to take decisions at COP24 in Katowice Poland later this year. In spite of this extra session, our message is clear: [...]

4 09, 2018

From Bangkok to Katowice: In whose interests are the climate negotiations?

By | 2018-09-04T10:26:58+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Advocacy, Climate, GFC, News|0 Comments

Photo: protest at the Bankgok UNFCCC negotiations in 2009 (copyright: Souparna Lahiri) Written by Souparna Lahiri (Global Forest Coalition), 3rd September 2018 This week the negotiations over the Paris Rulebook and Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) recommence in Bangkok. It reminds me of the 2009 Bangkok intersessional, in the run up to the Copenhagen Conference of [...]

1 08, 2018

Applications open for Gender Just Climate Solutions Award 2018!

By | 2018-08-27T12:26:19+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Advocacy, Climate, Events, News, WECF|0 Comments

WECF and partners invite you to participate in the 4th annual Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards It’s that time of year again, WECF and the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) are calling for applications to our 4th annual Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards. The Women and Gender Constituency invites you to participate in the 4th annual 'Gender-Just Climate [...]

22 06, 2018

Comparative study on energy cooperatives in Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans

By | 2018-10-03T15:41:16+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Climate, Energy, Reports & studies, WECF|0 Comments

The study analyzes the potential of energy cooperatives as a decentralized renewable energy supply. What contribution can you make towards: achieving the sustainable development goals; improving local value creation and increasing energy independence? This study looks specifically at the countries Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia. This study was made in collaboration with [...]

22 06, 2018

Women2030 in Tajikistan

By | 2018-06-22T12:38:36+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Advocacy, Climate, Energy, News, WECF|0 Comments

WECF and Women2030 partners participate in policy dialogue on Gender and Women’s rights in Tajikistan, organised by the EU delegation in Dushanbe on 24-25 of April 2018 The European Union delegation in Tajikistan invited WECF and its partner YEC (Youth Ecological Centre) to speak at the Civil Society Seminar  "Practical Implementation of the Gender Equality [...]

18 06, 2018

Women and Gender Constituency Joint Statement On In-Session Climate Negotiations (SB48)

By | 2018-06-18T14:51:51+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Advocacy, Climate, News|0 Comments

Real commitment to rights-based, gender-just solutions to climate change is imperative for the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement. The members of the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) participated in the SB48 climate talks that took place from 30 April to 10 May 2018 in Bonn, Germany. The sessions will be resumed from 3-8 September, [...]

7 05, 2018

The great eight: calling for human rights principles in the Paris Agreement’s Work Programme

By | 2018-10-03T13:47:17+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Advocacy, Climate, Press release, WECF|0 Comments

Download the press release here A cross-constituency action, related to the campaign of the Human Rights & Climate Change Working Group. Together we are advocating to integrate the human rights aspects of the preamble into the Paris Agreement work programme (“Paris Rulebook”). The 8 fundamental elements are: human rights, public participation, indigenous people's rights, just [...]

26 03, 2018

Activists speak out against Polish bill to curb protest at COP24

By | 2018-10-02T12:55:31+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Climate, External news, News, Water|0 Comments

Photo: © Spielvogel / Wikimedia Commons  Originally posted on theecologist.org, written by Catherine Harte | 26th March 2018 Poland will host the 24th session of the UN’s climate change conference ( COP24) later this year but the government is already under fire for a controversial bill that would ban spontaneous protest. A number of leading activist groups are calling [...]