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2020 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #10

Posted on 8 March 2020 by John Hartz

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Want to Go for Inclusive Climate Action? Then Start with Integrating Gender Equality into Climate Finance

This article is part of special IPS coverage of International Women’s Day on March 8 2020

Women Rally for Action

Credit: We Can International

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 6 2020 (IPS) - Gender equality and women’s rights have progressed immensely since the adoption of the most visionary agenda on women’s empowerment, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 25 years ago.

However, gender equality experts across the world are signaling that we need to identify additional paths for a sustainable world, including in our response to climate change.

This year, we have the opportunity to make a real difference in our climate response and to recognize its critical links to gender equality.

In addition to the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration this year, 2020 is also the year when countries are requested to deliver stronger climate action plans to adapt and cut their emissions further and faster under the global Paris Climate Accord.

As UNDP plays a central role in strengthening countries’ capacity to plan and implement their climate targets, the organization has worked with countries on gender-responsive climate action and climate finance.

UNDP’s Strengthening Governance of Climate Change Finance Programme (GCCF), supported by the Government of Sweden, has worked with countries to include gender in climate change policies and budgets in Asia and the Pacific since 2012. 

Want to Go for Inclusive Climate Action? Then Start with Integrating Gender Equality into Climate Finance by Verania Chao & Koh Miyaoi, International Press Service (IPS), March 6, 2020

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2020 Toon 10 


Hat tip to the Stop Climate Science Denial Facebook page.

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Data from glaciers around the world show most are shrinking as a consequence of global warming

CLAIM: "90 percent of the world’s glaciers are growing."


SOURCE: Climate Shock: 90 Percent Of The World’s Glaciers Are GROWING,, Principia Scientific, Nov 26, 2016

KEY TAKE AWAY: This claim is an inaccurate representation of a single study’s results, which concluded that the Antarctic Ice Sheet is gaining mass and is therefore not contributing to global sea level rise. Other scientific studies contradict the results of this study. There is also a large body of peer-reviewed research by glacial scientists which concludes that the Antarctic Ice Sheet is, in fact, contributing to sea level rise due to prominent ice loss on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Data from glaciers around the world show most are shrinking as a consequence of global warming, Edited By Clara Deck, Climate Feedback, Feb 26, 2020

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  1. "Story of the Week...Want to Go for Inclusive Climate Action? Then Start with Integrating Gender Equality into Climate Finance"

    Why is this the story of the week on a climate science and rebutting denialist myths website? Seems an odd choice.

    Gender equality is important but the connection to global warming mitigation looks tenuous at best. The article was incredibly vague, and no examples were quoted. Maybe they mean equal pay in jobs related to renewable energy but that goes without saying.

    This sort of article will just make a certain political persuasion roll their eyes in despair, its even having that affect on me.

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  2. Just what I was thinking.

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  3. nigelj & promethjeus: Not everyone views what's happening in the world through the same prism — especially those living in developing countries. From time-to-time, I will chose articles for this feature that may be out of our usual comfort zone.  

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