|Science, Policy, and Advocacy on Population and the Environment|
-"Healthy People, Health Environment" film screening and discussion, NY May 15, 12:30pm (see flyer/invite here)
- Gender and Climate Change and the "Women's Voices Initiative"
CEP is collaborating with the Global Gender Climate Alliance (GGCA) Members IUCN, WEDO, and the Global Fund for Women and others on activities relating to women/girls and climate change impacts and advocacy. CEP's new Women's Voices Initiative will engage grassroots women from developing nations in strategic policy and advocacy work on the issues.
-Florida and Texas Campus Events on Women and Environment
-CEP attends the Women in the World Summit NY
-"FP2020": CEP is a member of the FP2020 Stakeholder's Group and Consultative Network (UK's DFID and Gates Foundation's London Family Planning Summit)
- UN Rio+20 Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: CEP events, blogs, press release, fact sheet
CEP was an NGO delegate to the Rio+20 meeting June 2012 to advocate on the issues of women, population, and reproductive health linkages with sustainable development and climate change. See CEP's:
- CEP "Grasstops" evening event:
“Global Health and Family Planning” co-organized by CEP, the Center for Health and Gender Equity (Change), Pathfinder International, Planned Parenthood Global, Population Action International (PAI), Boston, May 2012. See partners and speakers flyer here, hand-out here, invite here.
- CEP featured as top speaker at NCSE:
12th Annual National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, on "Women, Health and the Environment", Washington, DC, January 2012. See description here.
- AAAS experts' session:
2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) on "Population, Development, and Environment: Solutions for Global Challenges", Vancouver, Canada, February 2012. See CEP's Power Point here, Session Summary here.
- Influentials Briefing: "Road to Rio +20: POPULATION and ENVIRONMENTALISTS - The Potential to Engage Environmentalists on Population Growth and Reproductive Health (RH)"Analysis and discussion of new public opinion research among environmentalists nationwide, co-organized with Friends of UNFPA (formerly Americans for UNFPA), New York, 2012. See invitation/description here, participants list here.
CEP Side-Event to frame discussions at the UN General Assembly and Clinton Global Initiative:
"Connecting Local to Global - Women, Climate Change and Conservation", New York, September 19, 2011. See event description here, participants' list here.
This event highlights the powerful personal narratives of leading Global South grassroots activists. Guest panelists will discuss their successful, innovative women-centered approaches to environmental conservation, climate change, and development through on-the-ground grassroots networks. They will help connect the dots between seemingly remote climate and other environmental occurrences, with the daily realities of the US and global communities’ policies and actions. The event was opened by the Honorable Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and founding director, Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice. Guest panelists include:
- Constance Okollet, Chairperson, Osukuru United Women’s Network, founding member, Climate Wise Women, Eastern Uganda
- Thilmeeza Hussain, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Republic of Maldives to United Nations, Maldives
- Professor Karanja M. Njoroge, Executive Director, The Green Belt Movement, Kenya
Population and Environment Program:
CEP activities will focus on the major milestone of the world reaching 7 billion population (Fall 2011) and the Rio+20 (2012), and what it means for women/girls, RH and the environment, including:
> "The World at 7 Billion: What It Means for Women and the Environment" - Grassroots Public Event, all are welcome!
The Center for Environment and Population (CEP), with the Izaak Walton League, the Alliance for Global Conservation, and League of Women Voters Monday, May 9, 2011, White Plains, NY
>"Influentials Meeting: World at 7 Billion, Women and the Environment - Grasstops strategy meeting with Americans for UNFPA, others. May 2011, New York City.
Reproductive Health (RH) Program:
CEP's two project activities under this program will involve policy and advocacy work on: a) US community/grassroots, state and federal policies at risk in FY 2011-2012, and; b) international RH/FP policies and on the ground programs, strengthening US leadership and targeted US constituencies in the global context on key policies at risk in FY 2011-2012.
In both cases this is undertaken with tailored background resource materials; targeted constituents, grassroots to national level workshops/public forums, and; targeted policy and media campaigns/briefings.