Thursday, December 25, 2014

Environment and Climate Justice : People and Planet . Recommendation 5

a)      Systematically include a women’s rights and gender equality perspective in all aspects of domestic and development environmental, climate, water, forest, biodiversity, transport and energy policy, research and data collection at all levels.

b)      Incorporate intergenerational and gender equality perspectives in climate and environmental decision-making, policy and programmes. 

c)      Ensure legal and policy protection of Indigenous and women’s access, control and ownership rights in land and natural resources, extraction and pollution prevention, especially from private interests and transnational corporations including in post-conflict, post-disaster and post-displacement situations.

d)      Invest in innovative alternative technologies and recognise and value indigenous-owned knowledge for environmental and climate justice.

e)      Prevent and monitor the trafficking of women and girls following environmental and climate-related disasters.

f)       Hold ECE-based corporations accountable for women’s rights violations, including gender-based and sexual violence, in all communities where industries are located, including outside of this region.

g)      Ensure adequate resourcing for environmental and climate justice, including for eliminating reliance on high risk energy sources such as fossil fuels and nuclear energy, especially for communities at risk and for women’s networks and organisations as partners for change.

The Geneva NGO Forum appreciates the extensive volunteer support and contributions of women’s and feminist organizations and individuals, as well as all the partners that supported the Beijing+20 NGO Review especially the Governments of Switzerland, the State of Geneva, the City of Geneva, Canada, the Netherlands, and the USA, among others. We deeply extend our gratitude to the UN Economic Commission for Europe, the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG) and UN Women for their collaboration. The forum was convened by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (CSW), Geneva. Further information is available on

Fragmento de obra de Roberto Noboa

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