|Science, Policy, and Advocacy on Population and the Environment|
A listing of what's new or coming up:
-"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 organized and participated in a series of grassroots/grasstops campus events in Florida and Texas. See Florida events here, here, here and here. Texas events here and here. More are scheduled for 2013.
-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:
-The World at 7 Billion Population: What's New, CEP Activities
> CEP featured as top speaker at 12th Annual National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, Washington, DC, on "Women, Health and the Environment", January 2012
> CEP in experts session at the 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
> UN General Assembly and Clinton Global Initiative Framing Event on "Connecting Local to Global - Women, Climate Change and Conservation" September 19, 2011, 9:00-10:30am,New York
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 will be 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
> "The World at 7 Billion: What It Means for Women and the Environment" Monday, May 9, 2011, White Plains, NY. See flyer here. CEP partnered with the League of Women Voters, Izaak Walton League, Pew Center for the Environment, the Alliance for Global Conservation.
> UN MDG Side-Event: "Population & Environment: Linking MDGs 5 and 7", held September 21, 2010, NY, Church Center, United Nations Plaza