Gender and Climate Change – understanding the linkages

by Klever Descarpontriez    Climate change threatens to alter the world as we know it. It poses an environmental and social crisis. Climate change affects genders differently, yet not all genders participate equally in coming up with solutions. Institutional sexism at the decision-making process, prevents women from meaningfully engage in negotiations and politics. This exclusion results in...

Gender Day at COP20

Klever Descarpontriez was on the panel for the high-level event on gender and climate change for Gender Day at COP20 last Tuesday, 9 of December 2014, representing Earth in Brackets and YOUNGO (the youth constituency). During the panel, Klever was asked to give his views on these two questions. We are copying the transcript of the conversation that took place. Many thanks go to our dear friend...

I mean come on guys, this is up to us, we have to do it

by Surya Karki and Aneesa Khan After 15 hours in our little Toyota Corolla, sleep deprived and hungry, we stumbled into the David L. Lawrence convention center in Pittsburgh on Friday the 18th. We were about an hour late for the opening keynote speech so we made a mad dash for the second floor. We walked into a ballroom buzzing with energy and we could feel it all around us. 10,000 people were...