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Take five: On the front line of disasters, women are more at risk and less heard

11 November 2016

Nguyen Ngoc Ly is the founder and director of Center for Environment and Community Research, an organization in Hanoi, Viet Nam, advocating for participatory and inclusive environmental governance and climate change action. She is part of the Climate Change Working Group that UN Women works with to expand women’s leadership and participation in climate change action and disaster risk reduction. Ms. Ly will be speaking at a side event on “Addressing the Gender Inequality of Risk towards Ensuring More Resilient Communities in a Changing Climate” co-organized by UN Women at COP22 on 15 November. More

From where I stand: Lorraine Kakaza

18 July 2016

Lorraine Kakaza is a community monitor volunteer from South Africa who uses podcasts to explain how unsafe water impacts women in her community. More

From where I stand: Souhad Azennoud

02 June 2016

Ahead of World Environment Day on 5 June, we highlight Souhad Azennoud, who is one of more than 200 women to benefit from a project supporting female seed merchants for sustainable development in Morocco. More

At COP 21, Yannick Glemarec engages with broad range of partners

10 December 2015

On 9 December, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec visited COP’s Climate Generations areas, where international and civil society organizations emphasize among the general public the commitment of all generations to local and global solutions to climate change. More

New flagship programme on energy launched at COP 21

08 December 2015

On 8 December, the UNFCCC-designated ‘Gender Day’ at COP 21, in coordination with the Government of Morocco and in the presence of Ségolène Royal, Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy of France, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka participated at the opening session of Gender Day at the Morocco Pavilion, entitled “Women: Active and Engaged in the Fight against Climate Change”. More

“This agreement must make sure that the women have a better deal”—Executive Director at COP 21

07 December 2015

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Charity gala for the French National Committee, 7 December 2015, Paris. More

Executive Director attends COP21 Women’s Caucus

07 December 2015

Starting the second week at COP21, UN Women Executive Director met with civil society, indigenous and women's group representatives at the Women's Caucus meeting on Monday morning. More

In Paris, Lakshmi Puri stresses women’s role in climate action and decision-making

04 December 2015

On 4 December, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri participated in Globe International annual legislators’ summit in its opening session at the Assemblé Nationale of Paris.  More

“Women and girls are essential climate actors” —Lakshmi Puri in Paris

04 December 2015

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at GLOBE International’s annual legislators’ summit dubbed “Towards Coherence and Impact” at the Assemblé Nationale of Paris, 4 December 2015.  More

Media advisory: UN Women at COP 21: Gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of climate change

03 December 2015

Along with other events, on 8 December, the designated Gender Day at COP 21, the Government of Morocco will host a series of events under the headline: “Women: Active and Engaged in the Fight against Climate Change” at the Morocco Pavilion. The events aim to send a forward-looking message to COP 22, discussing the promotion of women entrepreneurs to accelerate sustainable energy access, women’s empowerment through climate-resilient agriculture, and women’s engagement in the climate-change negotiations. More

“We can no longer afford to dismiss and waste the potential of women’s agency” — Lakshmi Puri speaks on women and climate action

03 December 2015

Speech by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the “Gender at the Heart of Climate Action” event on 2 December. More

Q&A: "Women's voices and the challenges they address must be key components of the adaptive responsive to a changing climate" —ecological expert

01 December 2015

Brahim Jaafar, who holds a doctorate in ecology, is currently the national coordinator of UNDP's territorial development programme in the Tafilalet region and the Director of Territorial Planning in Morocco. He speaks to UN Women about the importance of addressing climate change from a gender perspective. More

“We have to make sure we make this right, because there is no second chance” – gender and climate change expert and advisor

23 November 2015

Luisa Emilia Reyes Zúñiga, Programme Director of Equality and Sustainable Development Policies and Budgets, with the Mexican NGO Equidad de Género, speaks to UN Women about the challenges she has faced in her advocacy and her hopes for the upcoming climate agreement. More

“Climate change is not gender-neutral” —legal expert and negotiator

20 November 2015

Andrea A. Jacobs, an Attorney-at-law specializing in environment, urban planning and development, and energy law speaks to UN Women about the challenges she has faced in her advocacy and her hopes for the upcoming climate agreement, to be forged in Paris at the 21st Conference of the Parties. More

“We must take every opportunity to ensure that rural women do not lag behind, but rather lead the way”— Executive Director

14 October 2015

Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day of Rural Women, 15 October 2015 More

In Moroccan oases women watch plants and incomes grow

17 September 2015

A group of women living in Moroccan oases have found a unique way to earn an income and mitigate the effects of climate change on their environment by cultivating medicinal and aromatic plants, using renewable energy. More

In Mali, renewable energy boosts agricultural production

16 September 2015

UN Women supports hundreds of women in 13 rural areas by transforming the economic and social landscape to support their resilience in the face of climate change. More

Women in Bangladesh build resilience against climate change

11 September 2015

In 10 of the most climate-vulnerable districts of Bangladesh, more than 19,100 women have built better systems of support and preparation for disasters, while livelihood skills training has enabled more than 1,600 women to expand their businesses. More

UN Women and the Green Belt Movement mark World Environment Day

17 June 2015

On 5 June UN Women joined hands with the Green Belt movement (GBM) in celebrating this year’s World Environment Day, as the global community also marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. More

Lakshmi Puri meets with Nicolas Hulot at Climate Conference in Morocco

03 June 2015

On 30 May, at the “Women for Climate” Conference in Skhirat, Morocco, UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri met with Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy of French President François Hollande on Climate and Chief negotiator for the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21). More

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