Saturday, June 07, 2008

Gender and climate change

It was inevitable, wasn't it?

The Third Global Congress of Women in Politics and Governance

Focus on Gender in Climate Change and

Disaster Risk Reduction

October 19-22, 2008

Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City

Metro Manila, Philippines
Perhaps it's a parody:
Women are most vulnerable to the bad effects of climate change and yet women are absent in the decision-making process, the discourse and the debate on climate change, a global mainstream issue that is affecting the entire world.
Most vulnerable? How? Who on earth is paying for this garbage?
It is in this spirit that the Center for Asia Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP) in partnership with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UN/ISDR) is organizing the Third Global Congress of Women in Politics and Governance in October 19-22, 2008. The focus of the Congress is on gender in climate change and disaster risk reduction.
Oh, yes. Of course. The UN. Well, not entirely:
Congress Cost Per Participant with Single Room Accommodation: One Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty US Dollars (US$ 1,950)
Not including travel. How would a delegate raise that?
You are encouraged to seek your own funding from various donor/funding agencies or your own institutions.
Ah yes. I'm paying for it. But it's nice to see the spirit of Greenham Common living on:
A knowledge fair/Exhibition on Gender and Climate Change will be organized at the venue of the Congress: The Dusit Hotel. Participating organizations are invited to exhibit their materials for display or for sale. Those who are interested should contact the Secretariat to make their booth reservations. There will be minimal charges for the rental of the booth.
Climate change handicrafts. I want some to put next to my Greenham Common songbook.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Global Warming is bad news for those prone to hot flushes.