Environment and sustainability policy is not gender neutral. While this may seem obvious, one will find a fundamental lack of understanding in policymaking and society with regards to this statement. Initiative, commitment, research and networking are needed to overcome the resistences.
We consider gender justice an indispensible prerequisite for sustainable development. genanet has been created to raise awareness of gender equity in environment and sustainability policy and to integrate it into research, to implement gender mainstreaming in environmental policymaking and into the activities of environmental organisations. genanet prepares position statements on recent environment and sustainability issues, discuss' strategies to implement gender mainstreaming, and puts structures in place to allow effective lobbying of environment policy decisions from a gender perspective.
Against the background of the multiple crises the ‘Green New Deal’ and ‘Green Growth’ have been advocated as the path to sustainable development, solving the environmental and economic crisis while addressing development needs. But obviously economic growth does not implicate sustainability or well-being. Women’s networks and feminist economists across the world have called for a paradigm shift in economic thinking and activities. Such a radical change would account for value of the (unpaid) care work of (predominantly) women and the environment, beyond their commodification and incorporation into the market economy.
The documentation is now available: www.genanet.de/care-eco.html
UNFCCC SECRETARIAT ANNOUNCES GENDER DAY AT COP 18 IN DOHA/QATAR
The UNFCCC secretariat is organising a Gender Day at the upcoming Conference of the Parties (COP18) in Doha on November 27, 2012. Part of the Gender Day is a 3 hours event, collaboratively organised by the Women and Gender Constituency and some of its members (namely GenderCC, LIFE, WEDO) and the Global Gender and Climate Alliance. The event "Gender and Climate Innovation: Breakthrough changes for gender equality" will take place in the Doha Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 3 to 6 pm. More information are available at the GenderCC website Gender@COP18.