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409, 2018

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

By | September 4th, 2018|Categories: 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 the Parties (COP), where there was much expectation in the air and great mobilisations on the streets. Back then, the US and big developing countries including China and India crafted the Copenhagen Declaration, which demolished the Kyoto architecture of binding commitments to emissions reductions, as well as the essential differences between the climate actions that should be taken by Annex 1 (developed countries) and non-Annex 1 countries. Although the Declaration aimed to limit global temperature increases, it ignored the need for immediate action to avert the looming climate and humanitarian crises. The negotiations were extremely non-transparent, and [...]

708, 2018

HLPF2018: national reviews or holiday commercials?!

By | August 7th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, News, WECF|0 Comments

"While HLPF is a great space for feminist solidarity, networking, awareness raising and knowledge sharing of best practices, you cannot really shake the feeling of: are we really doing enough to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?" As you walked the corridors of the United Nations headquarters during HLPF, you could feel the tension of distress from various actors. At the end of the first week, for example, several countries broke the silence on the Ministerial Declaration.  The outcome document of the conference, which had been negotiated upon for months leading up to HLPF and which at this point is meant to best reflect the countries’ agreed compromises, no longer had consensus. There was a build-up of frustration as the forum participants asked themselves: have we really come to the point where we are negotiating back on commitments we have already made through Agenda 2030? While HLPF is a great space for feminist [...]

108, 2018

Applications open for Gender Just Climate Solutions Award 2018!

By | August 1st, 2018|Categories: 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 Solutions' Awards! These awards aim to showcase real solutions for a more just, equal and healthy planet. Is your organisation working towards gender and climate justice? Then you can help us find our next award winners! All types of activist, grassroots and women-led organizations and groups working on issues related to climate change are encouraged to apply. Three winning award recipients will receive €2000 Euro, travel support to attend COP24 in Katowice, Poland, and mentorship opportunities - while runners-up will be showcased in a publication, online platform and awards ceremony.  We are looking forward to showcasing these solutions [...]

507, 2018

WEP sub-grants to women and gender CSOs in Nigeria to advance SDGs’ implementation

By | July 5th, 2018|Categories: News, WEP|0 Comments

WEP has provided sub-grants of 1000 Euros each, under the Women2030 project,  to 11 women and gender CSOs in Nigeria to implement activities that promote gender equality and contribute to the overall attainment of SDGs in the country. The organizations and activities supported are: Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st): Capacity building of policy makers and women’s CSOs and awareness raising on climate change and the UNFCCC’s Gender Action Plan (GAP) in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States of Nigeria. The aim is for policy makers to integrate gender issues in climate actions and for the women’s CSOs to have the skills to push for this to happen. Centre for Development Support Initiatives (CEDSI): ICT skills training for boys and girls at Government Secondary School Oginigba, Rivers State through setting up a mini computer laboratory in the school and conducting ICT skills training. Echoes of Women in Africa Initiative (ECOWA): Advocacyfor a gender and equal opportunities law in [...]

407, 2018

WEP holds policy consultation on SDGs in Nigeria

By | July 4th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, News, WEP|0 Comments

Women Environmental Programme (WEP), on 27 June, 2018 at The Consort Luxury Suites, Plot 799 Kaura District, Abuja, organized a policy consultation on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This policy consultation was part of the activities of the Women2030 project, which created a platform for different stakeholders to discuss Nigeria’s SDGs’ plans, policies and programmes, and make necessary recommendations that will help the country realize the SDGs. Stakeholders at the event were drawn from the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government, private sector, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the media. The Keynote address at the event which was titled: “Funding Implementation of SDGs in Nigeria,” was presented by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SSAP SDGs), Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, who was represented by Mr. Yahaya Hamza. Princess Adejoke explained to the participants the different funding sources available for the implementation of SDGs in Nigeria. She also [...]

207, 2018

Armenian Policy Dialogue on Agenda2030

By | July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, News, WECF|0 Comments

Women2030 Program, Yerevan, 18 June 2018 WECF and Armenian partners invited 30 Civil Society Organisations and Government representatives to prepare input for Agenda2030 UN top in July WECF and Armenian partners invited 30 Civil Society Organisations and Government representatives to prepare input for Agenda2030 UN top in July Sustainable Armenia Everything is in transformation in Armenia at this moment, it are exciting times! When the long-term president want to change the constitution to solidly remain in power, thousands and thousands of young people started with peacefull occupation of the streets and squares of its towns. After 3 months of singing, dancing while resisting, the government stepped down and the opposition took over an interim government to prepare for new elections. A huge success for democracy in the Caucasus. Engaging Civil Society in Agenda2030 Women2030 partners Rural Agricultural Development Fund and Armenian Women for Health and a Healthy Environment jointly with WECF International [...]

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