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A CARING AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY
Following up on our international workshop "Sustainable Economy and Green Growth: Who Cares?" in the beginning of 2013 a group of gender experts elaborated the concept note "A caring...
LAUNCH OF UNFCCC WOMEN AND GENDER WEBSITE
The Women and Gender Constituency in the UNFCCC process launched its brandnew website during the SB40 meetings in Bonn in June 2014. The website provides actual information,...
GENDER @ UNFCCC COP19
LIFE is represented in Warsaw at the Climate Conference working at in bringing gender into the climate change debates. An array of gender events will take place. Follow our reports...
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
POLLUTERS TALK - WE WALK. WOMEN'S ORGANISATIONS WALKED OUT THE UNFCCC COP19
As Women and Gender NGOs, we have been pleased to see progress on gender issues during this COP. But how useful is a gender sensitive climate policy if there is no ambitious climate policy at all? Therefore, Ulrike Roehr from LIFE e.V., Germany, says "we don't want to mainstream gender in a zero outcome".
What is it that makes us walk out, after having observed this process for almost 20 years?
Prior to our arrival, we witnessed the criminalisation of environmental rights activists; upon our arrival we were faced with the irreparable losses and dam-ages that have occurred from Typhoon Haiyan in the...