COP 22 – A Review

By Faustina Boakye

ACCESS participated in meetings and events organised by member organizations and civil society organizations, particularly the Women’s Gender Constituency (WGC) of the UNFCCC and Women’s Caucus and HIVOS.  ACCESS made submissions at various events and introduced the organization at a wide range of events.

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Women demand to be equally and fully engaged in all levels of climate change decision making

 

Read the ACCESS Statement on COP22.

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Why cooking deserves more attention

By Eco Matser, Hivos

One fifth of women around the world cook on wood or charcoal stoves. This is not only bad for their health – it causes 4.3 million premature deaths per year according the World Health Organisation – but it is also the single biggest source of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. Over the last ten years we have seen many developments, such as the massive spread of mobile phones in developing countries, so why don’t we see a change in cooking habits? Why do we still accept women cooking on firewood stoves without thinking about alternatives that match with a decade in which most people have modern mobile phones?

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Case study – The National Gender and Sustainable Energy Network (NGSEN), Tanzania

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National Gender and Sustainable Energy Network members at a workshop on cleaner cookstoves. Photo credit: Tatu Mmanga, NGSEN

By Tatu Mmanga, NGSEN

The National Gender and Sustainable Energy Network (NGSEN) started in Tanzania in 1998, and joined ACCESS in 2016.  It aims to meet the challenges entrenched in gender and energy.

Whilst working on energy access in Tanzania, NGSEN has had many challenges and successes. This blog gives a summary of what they have achieved and what they continue to work towards.

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