Posts tagged ‘climate change’

“Climate Change Adaptation and Conflict in Nigeria”

This post from sister blog SHEenergy highlights a new publication from the U.S. Institute of Peace:

“A new Special Report from USIP examines the linkages between climate change, violence, and poverty in Nigeria… The report’s conclusions have particularly important implications for women, who, according to this article, constitute 70% of Nigeria’s poor.”

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June 16, 2011 at 12:13 pm Leave a comment

Hillary Clinton and Julia Roberts: “Clean stoves would save lives, cut pollution”

Check out this post from sister blog SHEenergy:

“Julia Roberts has joined Secretary Clinton’s  Alliance for Clean Cookstoves as a Global Ambassador.  The two penned an op-ed for USAToday on the need for clean cookstoves in the developing world in honor of Mother’s Day.

‘Clean stoves’ would save lives, cut pollution
By Hillary Clinton and Julia Roberts

This Mother’s Day weekend, most of us will enjoy a home-cooked meal — maybe even breakfast in bed. We’ll probably take it for granted that the meal was prepared in a clean kitchen, where the air is safe to breathe. But for nearly half of the world’s population, cooking at home is a deeply dangerous act…”

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May 8, 2011 at 1:11 pm Leave a comment

India’s Plan for Gender and Climate Change

Bravo to the Government of India for recognizing that climate change may affect men and women in different ways – and making gender sensitivity a central element of its energy strategy.

From the National Action Plan on Climate Change:

“The impacts of climate change could prove particularly severe for women.  With climate change, there would be an increasing scarcity of water, reduction of yields in forest biomass, and increased risks to human health for children, women and the elderly in a household becoming the most vulnerable.  With the possibility of decline in the availability of foodgrains, the threat of malnutrition may also increase.  All these would add to deprivations that many women already encounter and so in each of the Adaptation programmes, special attention should be paid to the aspect of gender.”
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January 26, 2011 at 8:05 pm 1 comment

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