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The feminine twin in economics

When we speak about economics or read about the subject in the newspapers, generally the focus is on the market, prices or competition. Yet the modern economy is far more than that. It has been a twin birth since the outset: the birth of non-identical, bisexual twins.

By Adelheid Biesecker

Gender and Climate Finance: Double Mainstreaming for Sustainable Development

Climate change is not gender-neutral. Suffering from gender-based vulnerabilities to climate change, women are more often victims of climate change than men; however, women also possess knowledge of and experiences in capacities to mitigate as well as strategies to cope and adapt, which makes them important “agents of change” in the fight against global warming.

By Liane Schalatek

Knowledge Networking and Capacity Building Program on Engendering Macroeconomics and International Economics

We are pleased to announce the first European regional program on knowledge networking and capacity building on gender, macroeconomics and international economics. Economists from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan are welcome to apply. The summer school will take place in Istanbul on 9-17 October, 2011. 

Statement of cross-constituency civil society coalition of the “Friends of Gender” for Gender Considerations in the Green Climate Fund

This paper is a first introductory joint submission of several civil society groups from the environment (ENGO) and women and gender constituencies concerned with ensuring that gender considerations are adequately considered and mainstreamed in the work of the Transitional Committee and that gender equality is taken up as a cross-cutting issue and guiding principle for the new Green Climate Fund.