March 8 is International Women´s Day. Our fight for rights, for social justice and more sustainable egalitarian societies continues - a fight that regretfully remains difficult.
We are not resigned to women being “frozen in time”. Unfortunately the gender pay gap has remained at the same level over the past 10 years. On average women are paid 18% less than their male counterparts. A new report published by the ITUC examines this, read it here.
The important role that women could play in the emerging green economy should not be ignored nor should the importance of ensuring women’s access to green jobs. Have a look at our interesting report on Women Workers and Green Jobs here.
At the last meeting of the GCF Board two key decisions were adopted. A 50:50 distribution of funds between mitigation and adaptation activities was agreed and the eligibility requirements in the GCF independent redress mechanism were defined. But Cristiana Figueres warns: Green Climate Fund board members need to double their workload to ensure the flagship low carbon bank is ready for business on time
Follwing eight thematic working sessions, the Co-chairs of the Open Working Group (OWG) have identified a total of 19 focus areas to serve as the basis for the set of recommendation that the OWG has to submit to the General Assembly on september.
A union training seminar for a delegation of the Chinese national union ACTU (All-China Federation of Trade Unions) took place in Madrid between 24 and 26 February.
The Executive Director of the Blue Green Alliance opens the 2014 Green Jobs, Good Jobs Conference. These gatherings have told the story of US recent politics—from the economic disaster of 2008-2009 to the bitter disputes over the role of government in charting economic recovery to the long, painful slog of the last few years attempting to solve chronic unemployment problems and the growing crisis of global warming.
CGTP, CUT Peru and CATP are already coordinating activities with other social movements in a joint social platform towards Peru COP 20. But the platform aims to work beyond COP 20: focusing on social proposals for environmental public policy in their country, to improve their environment and move towards sustainable development.