of the Gender, Climate & Energy
Published in Sustainable Energy News:
UNFCCC & 40 % Women in Boards
Issue #74, November 2012, (pp. 10-11)
- 40 % women in Boards in EU by 2020?
- Women Position Paper to The World We Want - Post 2015
Publications in 2012:
- UNDP Report: Powerful Synergies
- EIGE Report: Gender and Climate Change in EU 27
from Women's Perspective
as a Major Group” to the Rio+20 Process has submitted a position
statement, which represents the positions of over 70 women's organisations.
It was compiled by a steering committee including the two INFORSE members,
WECF and ENERGIA.
This article features some parts of the position that are especially relevant to the promotion of sustainable energy.
Key Problems highlighted:
- 2.4 billion people in developing countries still depend almost entirely on traditional biomass fuels (wood, charcoal, dung and agricultural residues). It is mostly women who are tasked with collecting and managing these fuels. Cooking indoors, without chimney, causes widespread respiratory diseases.
- 70 % of the 1.3 billion people living on less than one dollar per day are women. The situation is worsening due to current food and fuel crises caused by climate changes (flooding, draught), and financial crises.
- Women are more affected by the adverse impacts of nuclear radiation, and climate change than men.
- Unsustainable energy use (nuclear, fossils, and coal) is threat for our generation and to that of our children. This is demonstrated by effects of nuclear disasters, climate changes, and environmental pollution.
- Women are deeply underrepresented in decision making bodies all over the world. Without true representation of their needs, women are left without a voice.
Women call for that the Governments Agree:
- to make a decisive position to immediate phase out of nuclear energy and take the path to promote the use of renewable energy.
- to create incentives and a fair legal environment for
renewable energy, and for women’s access to these resources.
- to invest in access to clean sustainable renewable energy sources and energy efficient technology.
- to stop direct and indirect subsidies to unsustainable energy supplies (nuclear, shale gas, tar sands, and coal) currently estimated at 7-9 billion Euro annually.
- to commit a legally binding mechanism to address the cost of decommissioning and clean up of nuclear power plants, nuclear waste and uranium mines, to be paid by the nuclear industry.
- to make gender equality as a pillar of governance including
the further promotion of the Rio Principle 20 towards the full participation
of women. This can be done by quotas or time-bound targets of minimum participation
of women e. g., 40%. Supportive tools can include: changing governance cultures,
capacity building, gender sensitive indicators, spreading technologies that free
women’s time, supporting anti discrimination labour laws, and ensuring
- to reform the fiscal system internalising external costs
- to going beyond GDP with new economic indicators which take
women’s contributions and natural capital into account.
- to reallocate military funds to sustainable development.
the articles Gender-SEN
pp. 6-7, 0.5 MB) or the full issue at Sustainable
You can also read
the full Position under "Major Groups", "Women" at: www.uncsd2012.org, as well as sign a summary of it at www.womenrio20.org
Women, Climate & Energy
- Women Say: “Don’t Nuke the
- Gender Justice at COP15: Half of Nothing is Nothing
- Gender, Cities and Climate Change
- Climate at UN Status of Women Conference, NGO committee
- Community Radio Spreading
Download the articles: Gender-SEN
# 68, (pp. 7-11 930
Women, Climate & Energy
2. editorial and pages 7-11.)
Women Theme 2.51 MB pdf)
• Editorial: Women
in Focus by Judit Szoleczky, INFORSE-Europe
- Lobby for the Integration of Gender into the Copenhagen Outcomes
- “Don’t Nuke the Climate” Action, & Side
to Change CDM rules
Campaign for Democracy
EU Presidency: Full Speed on Gender Equality
to Copenhagen Forum via Wiki
Polls in Estonia
a UN Women’s Agency Now!
of US$ 1.5 Million, Bangladesh
Women’s Energy Club
- Gender and Climate Finance: Double Mainstreaming for Sustainable Development
by Heinrich Böll Foundation
- Resource Guide on Gender and Climate Change by UNDP.
- Training Manual on Gender and Climate Change by GGCA, (IUCN, UNDP, WEDO, UNESCO,
- Report: Small-Scale Bioenergy Initiatives by PISCES
- Biofuels for Sustainable Rural Development and Empowerment of Women, by ENERGIA
- Gender and Equity in Bioenergy Access and Delivery in Kenya, PISCES
#60, April 2008 (p.2-9) (8-page
1MB pdf file)
Theme: Women - Energy - Climate
Editorial: More Women Needed for
Break the “Glass Ceiling” on Sustainability
Seeking Global Influences:
• “Don’t nuke the climate“ Women
Actions in Bali
Role in the UN Climate Process: from Berlin to Bali and Beyond
Climate Justice without Gender Justice,
Women activities in February, 2008 in Monaco
Local and Regional Efforts:
Women’s Grass-Root Participation Brings Changes
• Bangladesh: 1000 Women Trained to Solar and Cookstoves
• Asia: CRT-Nepal Became Asia Coordinator for ENERGIA
Follow-up of INFORSE Activities:
Manuals, Jatropha, Open Uni, Soft
• India: Micro-hydro Units in the Himalayas
#59, December 2007 (p.
3, p. 8, p. 9)
Short news and picture from the Press Briefing
of the Gender and Climate Change Network - Women for Climate Justice
Roehr (representing INFORSE member organisation Life e.V.) acting as
coordinator for the new Network GenderCC. (p. 3)
More details on women actions in issue
See more on the UN event in Bali: UN CSD15,
as well as
the UNFCCC's side
event list, where you can download the presentations of the side
event organised by LIFE e.V. and GenderCC, Thursday, 6 December 2007
Great "No-smoke" - Kitchen in Sri Lanka (p.
By Zareen Myles, Women's Action For Development (WAFD), INFORSE
Seminars & Manual to Sustainable Energy for Poverty
Reduction (p. 8)
By Raymond Myles, INFORSE South Asia Coordinator INSEDA, India.
Training Manuals for Sustainable Energy Solutions to Reduce Poverty.
Available in English, Bangladeshi, Hindi, Nepalese and Singhalese.
The Manual is a result of a 3-year cooperation project among
INFORSE organisations. Read more on the manual at: INFORSE-Asia
#56, April 2007(p.3)
CSD 15: Challenge for Sustainable Energy
at IPM & CSD, February and April, 2007
Among the INFORSE organisations who made
presentations: CRT, Nepal which is also ENERGIA Asia Coordinator; Grameen
Shakti, which provides
to women in Bangladesh to install solar energy.
Read about this side event and about other
INFORSE members' side events like ENERGIA at UN
CSD 15 and IPM to CSD15.
#55, December 2006
Regional Reports on Women and Energy (p.10)
ENERGIA's input to UN CSD-15. (ENERGIA is member of INFORSE)
#54, September 2006
Collecting Information for a Study on Gender and
Climate 2006-07 (p.11)
By Ulrike Roehr
and Minu Hemmati,
genanet / LIFE e.V., INFORSE member organisation
#53, June 2006
UN CSD-14 Side-Event: Women -
Nuclear Energy is Not the Solution (p.3)
#51, December 2005
World & Gender (p.
Marked a "New Era" for Gender and Climate 51
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#50, September 2005
Gender Equality & EU Climate Policy (p.
kB file (1 page)
project Climate for Change: Gender Equality & Climate
Equality Support Criteria in EU’s Energy & Climate Programs
#48, March 2005
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the Perception of Climate Change Gendered?
Issue #47, December
1-9, 14) 241
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Theme Front Page (p.1)
Editorial (p. 2):
What shall I say to my daughters ?
Women & Energy (p. 3-9)
• Gender Issues Missing
in Climate Talks: Action Needs to be Taken (p. 3)
• Where is the Gender Perspective
in the Rio Conventions? (p. 3)
• Gender is NOT Something to Ignore!
• Gender - the Forgotten Pillar of
International Climate Policy (p. 6-7)
• Gender-Sensitive Framework for Rural
Electrification Projects (p. 8)
• Portable CooKit to Save Millions
of Lives (p. 9)
/ Women & Energy p.14
• Integrated Development
with Biogas, also a Solution for Rural Women
Issue #45, May
for Men & Women Alike?
Asia (p. 12-13)
• Solar Dryers to Generate Income for Poor Women in India
- Gender & Energy Network Coming in India
Gender, Energy, & Water Network Established in Nepal
Africa (p. 6-7)
• Active Women in India:
Achievements and Plans
#32, February 2001 (p.1-2, p.4-10) 350
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Front Page (p.1)
• Let Women Have A Say, Too! It Would Matter!
Women & Energy (p. 4-10)
• Why Women and Energy?
Perspectives for CSD9, ENERGIA
• Women News:
- Active Network in Latin America
- New Network in Zimbabwe
- African Ministers Declare
- Post-Soviet Changes
• Mothers Respond to Chernobyl
• Micro Credit to 100 Million Poor Women
• Micro Credit in Bangladesh
• UNDP Analyses and Assists