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Empowerment of marginalised communities for assertion of their rights and to promote relevant sustainable alternatives at the grassroots level.

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Solar Cookers International

Solar Cookers International improves human and environmental health by supporting the expansion of effective carbon-free solar cooking in world regions of greatest need. SCI leads through advocacy, research, and strengthening the capacity of the global solar cooking movement.

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International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an independent think tank championing sustainable solutions to 21st–century problems. Our mission is to promote human development and environmental sustainability. We do this through research, analysis and knowledge products that support sound policy-making. Our big-picture view allows us to address the root causes of some of the greatest challenges facing our planet today: ecological destruction, social exclusion, unfair laws and economic rules, a changing climate. IISD actively works with governments and other actors to ensure consideration of gender issues in sustainable development policies and investments.

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CliMates

CliMates mobilizes youth and raises awareness, working to raise the voice of youth on climate-related issues.

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Italian Climate Network

Italian Climate Network is an Italian non-profit that aims at influencing the public opinion and environmental policies to effectively address climate change’s consequences. The organisation works at a national and international level through its communication, education and advocacy activities.

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Youth Action for Development (AJED-CONGO)

AJED-Congo  grew out of young people’s contributions and engagements with a range of issues including social development, health, poverty and unemployment, education, promotion of human rights, climate change and environmental pollution and the rights of women, indigenous peoples and vulnerable groups in the Republic of Congo. AJED-Congo became observers to the UNFCCC negotiations in 2013, and also participates in the Youth Organizations constituency and the Environmental NGOs constituency.

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All India Women’s Conference (AIWC)

AIWC is dedicated to the empowerment of women and children in India, working to help women ensure their rights and freedom from violence, and supporting women’s empowerment and preparation for leadership roles. AIWC became observers to the UNFCCC process at the Warsaw COP negotiations in 2013, immediately joining the Women and Gender Constituency.

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Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN)

WOCAN is a women-led international network that supports agriculture and natural resource management organizations to strengthen women’s leadership and mainstream gender into their internal structures, programs, projects and policies, with the overall goal of contributing to sustainable development and poverty alleviation. WOCAN has been active at the COP negotiations, including hosting a side event on the establishment of a W+ Standard to measure results for women.

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Women Environmental Programme (WEP)

WEP is a Nigerian NGO working to address gender injustices on issues relating to the environment and economic and social rights of women and young people. WEP’s work includes raising awareness of the gendered impacts of climate change; advocating for natural resource management, land rights, social infrastructure, the management of environmental conflicts; and empowering women and youths. WEP is an active observer to the UNFCCC, including facilitating the attendance of women’s and youth leaders to the COP negotiations, and is also an active member of the Environmental NGOs constituency.

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Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)

WEDO is a global women’s advocacy organization aimed at promoting human rights, gender equality and the integrity of the environment. Through building alliances among a range of stakeholders, WEDO works to ensure women’s rights; social, economic and environmental justice; and sustainable development principles are central to national and international policies, programs and practices. WEDO has been active in the COP negotiations since 2009; facilitating speakers, running advocacy initiatives, and coordinating the Women Delegates Fund (WDF) that supports women from developing countries to attend. WEDO also successfully co-coordinated an alliance to advocate gender considerations and language in the negotiation process.

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LIFE- Education Environment Equality e.V.

LIFE e.V. works to raise awareness of gender equity in environment and sustainability policy and to integrate it into research, policy-making and environmental organisations, particularly on mitigation in industrialised countries. We prepare position statements and strategies to implement gender mainstreaming, and support effective influence of environment policies from a gender perspective. As WGC founder organisation we have been re-organising women’s involvement in the COP negotiations since 2003, which has led to greater gender integration lobbying and the Women for Climate Justice network which presented a joint position to the COP negotiations in Bali, 2007.

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International Council for Adult Education (ICAE)

The International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) is a global network of NGOs and networks which promote the right to learn. By supporting lifelong learning for people to contribute to communities and support social and economic justice, including in gender equality, the environment, cultural diversity and peace. At the COP negotiations in Cancun the ICAE contributed to debates on building more harmonious, democratic relations between communities and the environment.

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Huairou Commission

The Huairou Commission builds the capacity of grassroots women’s organizations to wield collective influence for sustainable, gender equitable and pro-poor development, including at international levels. The Huairou Commission supported the grassroots leader Winrose Nyaguthi Mwangi, of GROOTS Kenya, to speak at the COP in Durban for a high-level event on gender-sensitive climate finance.

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Global Forest Coalition

The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) is an international coalition of NGOs and Indigenous Peoples’ Organizations defending social justice and the rights of forest peoples. The coalition participates in international forest policy meetings and advocacy campaigns, including contributions to the Agricultural Work Programme debates at the UNFCCC, and is a key member of the Environmental NGO constituency.

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GenderCC – Women for Climate Justice

GenderCC aims to fully integrate gender justice across climate change policy. It works to raise awareness, build knowledge and capacity of decision makers, and empower women, youth and grassroots organisations to develop effective climate protection and adaptation policy. At the COP in Bali, GenderCC published several position papers which contributed to expressions of commitment to gender justice from a number of stakeholders.

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Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st)

The Centre for 21st Century Issues works to build capacity for sustainable development and poverty reduction by engaging with youth groups, promoting environmental, social and economic justice and peace building, and deepening democratic culture and good governance, including women’s human rights, equity and social justice. The Centre has organized gender and climate change workshops in Nigeria and at the COP negotiations in Copenhagen and Cancún.

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