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  • IUCN has collaborated with the GEF and Small Grants Programme and other partners in developing an open online course on gender and the environment IUCN has collaborated with the GEF and Small Grants Programme and other partners in developing an open online course on gender and the environment Photo: Global Environment Facility

    A new online course builds capacity on gender and environment linkages

    26.06.2018

    At the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly in Da Nang, Vietnam, IUCN is pleased to join efforts in the launch of a free Open Online Course on Gender and the Environment. 

  • European Development Days 2018 IUCN Gender Photo: European Development Days

    Putting women and girls at the heart of conservation and climate action

    08.06.2018

    Gender equality and women’s empowerment is a prerequisite to effective conservation, climate action and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). International agreements on biodiversity (CBD), sustainable development (Agenda 2030) and—most recently—...

  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

  • IUCN and UN Women at COP 23 promoting the implementation of the recently adopted UNFCCC Gender Action Plan. IUCN and UN Women at COP 23 promoting the implementation of the recently adopted UNFCCC Gender Action Plan. Photo: IUCN

    The UNFCCC affirms its commitment towards capacity building and tracking progress on gender

    13.05.2018

    At the Bonn UNFCCC Intersessional, IUCN supports delegates in taking steps on implementing its recent Gender Action Plan

  • A man and a young girl grasp the stem of a tree sapling and pose for a photo A student from Hnila Girl's School accepts a sapling from Khursid Alam (CODEC) and Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad (IUCN) Photo: © Shital Kumar Nath / CODEC

    Cookstoves for forest conservation in Teknaf, Bangladesh

    29.03.2018

    Teknaf Wildlife Sanctuary is crucial habitat for many species, but until recently, the forests of the peninsula and the mangroves along the bank of Naf River were the only sources of fuel wood for the nearby villages. The increased prevalence of wood cutting...

  • Woman carrying Water container Photo: IUCN

    USAID and IUCN Partner to Advance Gender in the Environment

    22.03.2018

    Noting World Water Day and reflecting on International Women's Day movements and Women's History Month in a number of countries, USAID and IUCN examines its partnership on Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), which aims to improve development...

  • blurred green leaves background with white lettering and three black bars Photo: IUCN

    32 forest experts share their voices

    21.03.2018

    From March 2017 to March 2018, 32 professionals shared their thoughts and expertise on forests in 30-second clips. Here is your chance to hear their stories.

  • woman with blue shirt and sunglasses standing in front of women and children Photo: IUCN

    A gender specialist’s view of responsive forest landscape restoration

    06.03.2018

    Gender equity is a driving force for effective, equitable and sustainable environmental solutions. How do we ensure the forest landscape restoration and the restoration opportunity assessment methodology are gender responsive?

  • Women sitting on blanket with new radio Photo: IUCN

    Amplifying women’s voices through radio in Malawi

    09.02.2018

    Radio is generations old, but when combined with some ingenuity and a few modern technologies, it can accomplish great things. As farmers, foresters and providers, women have a unique understanding of the ecosystems they live alongside. A pioneering radio...

  • Sewing and candle-making: Empowering the women of Keti Bandar

    05.02.2018

    In the coastal town of Keti Bandar in Sindh Province, Pakistan, locals once cultivated red rice on mudflats which received abundant freshwater from the Indus River Delta, the fifth largest delta in the world. Red rice cultivation was a source of livelihood...

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