Strengthen women, chances of a sustainable climate policy Hannover convert climate, negative – only a sustainable climate policy that adequately takes into account gender aspects, can alleviate the already dramatic effects of climate change. This is was discussed the most important outcome of the International Conference organized by the development policy of Lower Saxony Association (VEN) in the Stephan pin from the 25-August 26, 2009, on the global and gender-equitable climate policies would look like and what role in politicians, local authorities, associations and individuals should take over and reflects. Current international decisions offer little concrete financial and technology cooperations and hardly be the aspect of gender equality, as Dr Chinwe Ifejika Speranza clearly presented by the German Institute for development policy in her opening speech. Developing countries entering the global climate carousel rather on the emergency Lane, not only financial and technological resources, but also that they lack Know-how. Climate justice practically hardly takes place: the causes of climate change are mainly in the North, while the South is disproportionately affected by its consequences. Women in the South suffer due to the direct access especially under the impact of a changing climate such as, for example, lower crop yields as a result of droughts, as affected women from Bolivia and Tanzania have clearly shown.
Request therefore a respectful dealing with nature than previously, sustainable action, which includes the phase-out of risk technologies, a consumer and lifestyle change, the promotion of small rural agriculture and of course taking into account their profound knowledge and their specific situation. Trying to survive, by adjusting inform others and network. Consensus was that energy consumption especially in the countries of the North must be immediately and drastically restricted and used it on renewable energy. The policy is the call for more regulation in relation to sustainability and to the Genderintegration, local authorities are called upon to promote citizen engagement and the possibilities of citizens more and to include. Consumers in turn can modelled on the own profit of a different way of life, while increased lobbying associations can create changes, so that it is not already in just a few years: no snow on Kilimanjaro! Support of Union development policy Niedersachsen e.V. (Germany, Hannover). Form. Networking.
Request. In focus: global social justice and sustainable development. For nearly 20 years, the Association is development policy in Lower Saxony (VEN) the independent and self-organized development network in Lower Saxony, Germany. 80 groups and institutions and 40 supporting members are the basis of VEN. The VEN supports its members in the work on the ground, offers channels of communication and training and strengthens so civil society Commitment. And the VEN frequently reminds the Lower Saxony land policy in events and in public relations to their responsibility for global sustainable development. On the key demands of the VEN: Sustainable development in Lower Saxony, Germany and worldwide. A fair world economy, more global social justice, and global environmental protection. Press contact Katrin Beckedorf Hausmann str. 9-10 30159 Hannover Tel. 0511-39088980 fax 0511-391675 VEN Marion role project leader women strengthen.