Women and Climate Change
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Women are disproportionately affected by climate change, but they are also powerful agents of change. We cannot affort to let half of the population aside when tackling such a global challenge. Let's explore the interactions between women and climate change!
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Land grabs: the threat to African women’s livelihoods | openDemocracy

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Positive of COP 17: Increase in Women Leadership | Politics | The Earth Times

Positive of COP 17: Increase in Women Leadership | Politics | The Earth Times | Women and Climate Change | Scoop.it

Christiana Figueres, Patricia Espinosa, Maite Nkoana-Mashabané. Get to know 3 high-profile leaders in COP 17

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allAfrica.com: Tanzania: Women in Science,Beyond Bias and Barriers

allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience...
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Dame Vivienne Westwood pledges £1m to tackle climate change - Telegraph

Dame Vivienne Westwood pledges £1m to tackle climate change - Telegraph | Women and Climate Change | Scoop.it
Dame Vivienne Westwood has pledged £1 million to help tackle climate change,
claiming governments have been too slow to distribute funding for green
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How cycling set deprived Indian girls on a life-long journey

How cycling set deprived Indian girls on a life-long journey | Women and Climate Change | Scoop.it
Eddie Wright: One simple initiative in Bihar state not only solved an everyday problem for schoolgirls, but also expanded their horizons...
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South African fisherwomen: 'The whole marine environment has changed'

South African fisherwomen: 'The whole marine environment has changed' | Women and Climate Change | Scoop.it
John Vidal: Warmer seas mean a decline in quality of lobsters – which means there are fewer to catch and harder to sell...
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Designing the Green Climate Fund: So much disagreement, so little time …

Designing the Green Climate Fund: So much disagreement, so little time … | Women and Climate Change | Scoop.it
Designing the Green Climate Fund: So much disagreement, so little time …
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Closing gender gap will boost growth: World Bank

Closing gender gap will boost growth: World Bank | Women and Climate Change | Scoop.it

"As an example, Bank economists estimated that improving women's property rights in Burkina Faso would increase total household agricultural production by about six percent -- by simply reallocating resources such as fertilizer from men to women."

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Award-Winning Chef Jose Andres Joins Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as Culinary Ambassador

Award-Winning Chef Jose Andres Joins Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as Culinary Ambassador | Women and Climate Change | Scoop.it
Award-Winning Chef Jose Andres Joins Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as Culinary Ambassador...
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S.F. hosts APEC summit on women and the economy

S.F. hosts APEC summit on women and the economy | Women and Climate Change | Scoop.it
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and a who's who of female diplomats, government officials, business leaders and visionaries from the United States and 20 other Pacific Rim countries are converging on San...
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Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Advancing Women in Leadership | Scoop News

Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Advancing Women in Leadership | Scoop News | Women and Climate Change | Scoop.it

"We know that as women progress, everyone in society benefits, including men and boys."

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The East African:  - News |More women in EA delaying sex, marriage as schooling chances improve

Women are making decisions on their sexual health, childbearing and marriage that are radically different from their mothers’ generation, and shifting the balance of power...
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Mary Robinson: Climate change a rights issue - RTÉ News

Mary Robinson: Climate change a rights issue - RTÉ News | Women and Climate Change | Scoop.it
Former President Mary Robinson has said climate change is a threat from developed nations to the human rights of people in developing countries.
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allAfrica.com: Africa: Women Ministers to Meet At COP17

Women Ministers in Africa push for gender sensitiveness at COP 17, especially in financial aspects and the Green Climate Fund

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Rural Women in Africa Speak Out at Climate Conference

Rural Women in Africa Speak Out at Climate Conference | Women and Climate Change | Scoop.it
As negotiators from around the world debate strategies for combating climate change at a U.N. summit in Durban, South Africa, a group of women from rural Africa are trying to make their voices heard. VOA's Gabe Joselow has more from Durban.
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Ecuador's women farmers reap rewards of joint work

Ecuador's women farmers reap rewards of joint work | Women and Climate Change | Scoop.it
Irene Caselli meets the women farmers working to conserve land and crops in Ecuador's Andes.
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Here’s to the next half-century

Here’s to the next half-century | Women and Climate Change | Scoop.it

"Women are not at the top anywhere. Many get on the high-potential list and then languish there for ever.”

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Weathering Change Trailer

Weathering Change Trailer. Stories about climate and family from women around the world... Full movie (14 min) available here: http://www.populationaction.org/Video/Weathering_Change/Summary.php

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Burkina Faso: "Let us remain standing" | openDemocracy

Typical example of how women and Climate change interact : "The new national strategy for rural development fails to recognise (...) that 80% of active farmers in Burkina Faso are now women."

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BERNAMA - Brazil's President Rousseff First Woman To Open UN General Assembly Session

Rio + 20 is approaching, and Dilma Roussef will become the 1st woman to open a UN General Assembly

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Nepali Women Sow a Secure Future - IPS ipsnews.net

CLIMATE CHANGE: Nepali Women Sow a Secure Future - IPS ipsnews.net | Women and Climate Change | Scoop.it
Learning a lesson from crop failures attributed to climate change, Nepal’s women farmers are discarding imported hybrid seeds and husbanding hardier local varieties in cooperative seed banks.
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Restored wasteland benefits women in Sahel

Restored wasteland benefits women in Sahel | Women and Climate Change | Scoop.it

Restored wasteland benefits women in Sahel

Posted 11 September 2011, by Staff, The New Agriculturist (WRENmedia), new-ag.info

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Nepali Women Sow a Secure Future - IPS ipsnews.net

Learning a lesson from crop failures attributed to climate change, Nepal’s women farmers are discarding imported hybrid seeds and husbanding hardier local varieties in cooperative seed banks.
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Solomon Island women 'routinely raped'

Solomon Island women 'routinely raped' | Women and Climate Change | Scoop.it
Women in the Solomon Islands are routinely raped and abused when walking from city slums in search of clean water, a grim Amnesty International report…...
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