MADRE Delegation to Travel to UN Climate Change Conference
Posted on: Friday, November 30, 2007
November 30, 2007—New York, NY—In preparation for next week's United Nations (UN) Conference on Climate Change, MADRE today emphasized that human rights must be the starting point for international negotiations on climate policy. MADRE also announced the launch of its climate change blog, inaugurated for the conference.
From December 3-14, representatives of over 180 countries will gather in Bali, Indonesia to outline steps for the international community to address the crisis of climate change. While UN discussions to date have seldom mentioned gender, MADRE believes that a gender analysis is vital to the creation of policies that can meet the twin challenges of controlling climate change while advancing human development.
Yifat Susskind, MADRE Communications Director, said today, "We can see evidence all around us that the threat of climate change is not just looming—it is already here. People confronting poverty in developing countries, the majority of whom are women, already bear the brunt of climate change effects, from reduced agricultural capacities to intensifying natural disasters. While MADRE and our sister organizations work locally to promote sustainable development, we will join other women's human rights advocates in Bali to ensure that the role of women in confronting climate change is recognized."
MADRE representatives in attendance during the first week of the conference will be available by email beginning December 3 for comment. In addition, MADRE will provide daily updates in a blog, titled "All Eyes on Bali," to monitor the latest developments at the conference, comment on the trajectory of the discussions, and transmit perspectives from non-governmental organizations. This blog is now available here: http://bloggingonbali.blogspot.com.
If you are interested in receiving MADRE's blog updates from Bali or other commentary, contact MADRE Media Coordinator Diana Duarte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Available for comment:
Archives"Press Releases" Home June 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 March 2013 February 2013 September 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 November 2010 October 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 September 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 January 2009 October 2008 September 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 February 2008 January 2008 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 March 2007 February 2007 December 2006 October 2006 July 2006 June 2006 September 2005 January 2004 August 2001
MADRE & Our Partners Make News
Haitian woman faces death threats for speaking out about violence against women (WBEZ Worldview, July 16, 2014)
Media Spotlight Turns Away from Iraq, as Concerns Mount Over Human Rights and Political Stalemate (Uprising Radio, July 11, 2014)
Iraq: The women left behind (Aljazeera, July 3, 2014)
Under Isis, Iraqi women again face an old nightmare: violence and repression (The Guardian, July 3, 2014)
How Can We Protect Women From A Sexual Jihad? (HuffPost Live, June 26, 2014)