IUCN Global Gender Office announces the Environment and Gender Index

First-Ever Environment and Gender Index Will be Available in November
For the first time in history, there is a tool to monitor progress toward
gender equality in the context of global environmental governance. The
Environment and Gender Index (EGI) – a project of IUCN
<http://www.iucn.org/>  – provides the best quantitative data to date on how
nations are translating gender and environment mandates into national policy
and planning. Comparative data across 72 developed and developing countries
will help decision-makers, civil society, and others evaluate progress while
identifying where the gaps lie in achieving gender equality in the
environmental context. The index will be particularly useful for those
working on issues related to environment, livelihoods, governance,
education, health and security.

The EGI will be launched on November 19 during the UNFCCC COP19
<http://unfccc.int/meetings/warsaw_nov_2013/meeting/7649.php> .  For more
information: <http://environmentgenderindex.org/>  . To ensure you receive
announcements about the Index, as well as an electronic version upon
completion, please sign up on the website. If you have questions, please
contact us at environmentgenderindex@gmail.com.

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