Theme: Land nurturing people nurturing life The UNCCD is pleased to announce its first Short Writing Contest. The theme is ‘Land nurturing people nurturing life How would you express your relationship with land in a poem? ​What does land mean to you? Do you know any proverb about land in your country? Is it still […]

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Africa Can Feed Africa PREAMBLE We, the African Women Groups who gathered in the Marrakech, the city of Morocco for the fourth conference on climate change and development in Africa with the theme “Africa Can Feed Africa Now” translating climate knowledge into actions that took place from 9th to 10th October 2014, express our gratitude […]

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The shaping of the sustainable development goals (SDGs), the illegal trade in wildlife, and sustainable consumption and production (SCP), were among the major topics discussed during the 15th Global Major Groups and Stakeholder Forum (GMGSF), which took place on the eve of the inaugural session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA).   A series of […]

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Today as we mark World Environment Day (WED) 2014, the maxim “we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” is worth reflecting on! I find it both inspirational and tragic – inspirational in the sense that each one of us has a responsibility to preserve and protect our […]

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The Climate-smart agriculture – Success stories from farming communities around the world  published by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) showcases 16 examples of successful climate-smart agriculture from both developed and developing countries. These initiatives are having a widespread impact on food […]

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Climate change is now a lived reality in many countries – what with the drastic and detrimental effects being felt through erratic rainfalls, droughts, tropical cyclones, heat waves, wildfires, landslides, floods, hurricanes as well as the gradual degradation of the environment. All these negatively impacting on our agriculture and food security; biodiversity and ecosystems; water […]

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In the last twenty years, gender equality has increasingly been recognized as a critical crosscutting issue in major multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). In 1992, Agenda 21 set the stage with Chapter 24, stating: “Women have considerable knowledge and experience in managing and conserving natural resources.” By 2013, many legal instruments and norm-setting agreements integrate text […]

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At its eighteenth session, the COP adopted a decision on promoting gender balance and improving the participation of women in UNFCCC negotiations and in the representation of Parties in bodies established pursuant to the Convention or the Kyoto Protocol. The decision can be found in the COP 18 report. The COP requested Parties and observer […]

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On 25th July 2013, a Roundtable discussion spearheaded by IEWM and co-organized in partnership with CCN-Kenya, PACJA and FEMNET, resulted in key recommendations and immediate actions to advance the gender balance decision (23/CP18) as adopted by Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the eighteenth session of the Conference of […]

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Hannah Ondiek, FEMNET Communications Intern The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 20th to 22nd June 2012, marks the 20th anniversary of the UN Conference on the Environment where Agenda 21, the blue print for sustainable development, was adopted. It also provides an opportunity to renew […]

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