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First-Ever Index Ranks Nations on Environment and Gender Equality

Posted date: 
Tue, 11/19/2013
Source of the information: 
Huffington Post

As some of the greatest thinkers on climate change are gathered in Warsaw, Poland this week for the UN's Global Conference on Climate Change, the question is how much of a role women will play in moving the discussion forward. A new report being released there by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) shows that women are the key to both developing strategies for mitigating climate change and for implementing them.  

The IUCN's Environment and Gender Index, launching on November 19 -- Gender Day -- at the conference, ranks 72 developed and developing countries on how they are translating gender and environment mandates into national policy and planning. Iceland tops the rankings, and the Democratic Republic of Congo is at the very bottom. The United States ranks 14 out of 72.(...)