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Women and Gender Constituencies at COP17

By Claire Tighe ‘13 As a young person acting more as a RINGO (Research Institution Non-Governmental Organization) here at COP17, it’s been sort of difficult to find a place amongst all the chaos. We’re not quite YOUNGO (Youth-NGO), not quite RINGO, not Masters or Law students (we’re undergrads!). As a feminist and Women’s and Gender Studies major, one of the ways I’ve been able to find a “home” here at the COP is by attending the Women’s and Gender Caucus meetings first thing each morning. Here, official delegates and NGOs, such as WEDO, Oxfam, GenderCC, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, and the Sierra Club meet to talk about the previous day’s negotiations with a focus on women and gender. This group has also split into working groups, which specifically discuss the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Environmental Politics, Featured, Key COP17 Issues, Mosaic Action, Student Research

Welcome to Durban: a world of uncertainty

Welcome to Durban: a world of uncertainty

By: Maggie Rees 20,000 people, 75 degrees, interviews, meetings, and more meetings.  Durban is certainly overwhelming and exciting.  It’s so funny how we are right in the middle of all the action and still have no idea what’s actually going on.  Times like these you realize how essential press briefings are.  Yesterday, November 28, 2011, I attended a press briefing by Climate Action Network International (CAN).  Along with CAN, Oxfam, World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) International, and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Climate Change