WECF Executive Director online expert on United Nations website
On November 21st, Sascha Gabizon, executive director of WECF, featured on the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) homepage as an invited expert for an online discussion.
21.11.2008 |Chantal van den Bossche
On November 21st, Sascha Gabizon, executive director of WECF, featured on the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) homepage as an invited expert for an online discussion. Sascha Gabizon received questions from citizen's around the world, to which she answered in this online session, including questions such as:
Question: The achievement of the Millennium development Goals 1-6 (poverty, education, gender, child mortality, maternal health, spread and incidence of major diseases) depends on Goal 7 (environmental sustainability) - on whether we use the earth's resources in ways that are sustainable over a long period of time. This requires the active participation and empowerment of women. My question is do you think environmental sustainability and social justice go hand in hand?
Question: May I ask you what do you consider to be the most important issues from gender and environment perspective? I see here the problems of environmental equity, the issue of women's health being more or differently vulnerable to environmental problems... Are there others? And how do you see the role of UNEP and of your organisation in addressing them?
For more questions and answer see: http://www.unep.org/experts
WECF is an official partner of UNEP, and currently Sascha Gabizon is the elected representative of the women's major group.