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Kernenergie veilig? laat je niets wijsmaken

WECF voert al jaren campagne tegen kernenergie en geeft zeventien heldere argumenten van kernenergiedeskundie Herman Damveld waarom kernenergie geen goede optie is

13.10.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche


In 2011 werden we wakker geschud door de grote natuurramp in Japan, die uiteindelijk ook leidde tot een grote ramp met  de kerncentrales in Fukushima. Daar bleek opnieuw dat de lange termijn schade van een kernongeval ongekend groot is. Nog steeds is niet goed te overzien hoeveel mensen schade aan hun gezondheid hebben geleden of nog zullen krijgen vanwege blootstelling aan radioactieve straling. Enorme stukken landbouwgrond en vele woonplaatsen zullen voor vele decennia niet meer in gebruik genomen mogen worden.

WECF kent uit de eigen ervaring van lidorganisaties de lange termijn gevolgen van nucleaire rampen. Veel van de gevolgen blijven onderbelicht, zoals die op de gezondheid, die we meemaken in bijvoorbeeld Rusland en Oekraïne. Juist ook voor meisjes en vrouwen blijken de lange termijn gevolgen van blootstelling aan (zelfs vrij lage) radioactieve straling nare lange termijn gevolgen te hebben voor hun vruchtbaarheid en gezondheid.( Onderzoek gepresenteerd in 2006 door het Oekraïense Nationale Instituut voor Gynaecologie, verloskunde en kindergeneeskunde).

De regering denkt dat hier in Nederland een kernongeval met schade voor de wijde omgeving niet zal plaatsvinden. Men wil doorgaan met de bouw van nieuwe kerncentrales. Hoewel men op de hoogte is van het feit dat in de centrale van Borssele in de afgelopen jaren al 372 bedrijfsstoringen hebben plaatsgevonden, sommige licht en snel beheersbaar, ontwikkelden anderen zich bijna tot een grote ramp (gegevens van de Kernfysische Dienst geanalyseerd en gepubliceerd door Herman Damveld maart 2011).

In augustus 2011 vond er een ontploffing plaats bij een Franse atoomfabriek in Marcoule, dichtbij Orange en Avignon. Hoewel de schade uiteindelijk beperkt bleef tot een dode en enkele gewonden, werd er in de Franse media wel veel aandacht gegeven aan de risico’s van de 58 kerncentrales in Frankrijk. De kranten berichtten dat er vorig jaar al duizend ongelukken waren gebeurd in deze centrales.

In Duitsland stelde de regering na de kernramp in Japan een adviescommissie in van onafhankelijke deskundigen, die binnen enkele maanden advies uitbracht om niet verder te gaan met kernenergie. De regering nam het dappere besluit om de oude kerncentrales te sluiten en de overige kerncentrales geleidelijk te vervangen door veilige en duurzame energieopwekking. Bij deze beslissing hebben zowel economische als veiligheidsargumenten een rol gespeeld. Gelden die argumenten niet voor Nederland?

Wie een duidelijk overzicht wil lezen van de argumenten waarom kernenergie geen goede optie is. Lees het bijgaande artikel van de kernenergie -deskundige Herman Damveld, gepubliceerd in Augustus 2011: Zeventien heldere argumenten.

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Petitie Duurzaam Regeerakkoord Ondertekend door WECF  
Om de Agenda 2030 te realiseren is het van belang dat de SDG's voorop worden gesteld in het politieke beleid. Daarom hebben de organisaties Partos en de Groene Zaak het initiatief genomen voor een publieke oproep aan de om de SDG's op te nemen in het regeerakkoord. Meer dan 400 bedrijven en maatschappelijke organisaties hebben hieraan gehoor gegeven, waaronder WECF. 
17.05.2017


Feasibility study of gender-sensitive energy cooperatives in Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia and Moldova
New report by WECF offers report offers an overview of the feasibility of gender-sensitive energy cooperatives in Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia and Moldova.
12.05.2017


Feasibility study of gender-sensitive energy cooperatives in Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia and Moldova
An overview of the feasibility of gender-sensitive energy cooperatives in Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia and Moldova. In each country, existing national climate and energy policies are examined and, if existing, feed-in tariffs for renewable energy are explained.
12.05.2017


Bonn Climate Negotiations - United Nations Climate Change Conference (@UNFCCC)
WECF joined together physically and on Twitter for the Bonn Climate Negotiations in Bonn, Germany.
11.05.2017


Weltwärts in Georgien - WECF freut sich über Zuwachs
Über das Freiwilligen-Programm wird die Mitarbeit an einem WECF-Projekt in Georgien ermöglicht
24.04.2017


City 40, film over moedige mensenrechtenactiviste Nadezjda Koetepova
Nadezjda Koetepova, WECF grondlegster, advocate en milieu-activiste, is vanaf vrijdag 24 maart te zien in documentaire City 40 tijdens Movies that Matter Film Festival in Den Haag
20.03.2017 | WECF Campaign


WECF partner Nadezjda Koetepova geportretteerd in documentaire City 40
Nadezjda Koetepova, WECF grondlegster, advocate en milieu-activiste, is vanaf vrijdag 24 maart te zien in documentaire City 40 tijdens Movies that Matter Film Festival in Den Haag
20.03.2017 | WECF nieuws


WECF partner Nadezjda Koetepova geportretteerd in documentaire City 40
Nadezjda Koetepova, WECF grondlegster, advocate en milieu-activiste, is vanaf vrijdag 24 maart te zien in documentaire City 40 tijdens Movies that Matter Film Festival in Den Haag
20.03.2017 | WECF Campaign


WECF at CSW61: Women's Economic Empowerment in the Changing World at Work
Follow the latest updates on our work at CSW61, download related publications and learn about our activities
13.03.2017


WECF at CSW61: invitation to our side event "Empowering Energy"
SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT: come along and join our fruitful discussion on gender just energy cooperatives as source for economic empowerment.
13.03.2017


Who will stop the destruction of trees in Kamiansk (Dniprodzerzhynsk)?
Ukrainian partner Voice of Nature protects the environment in the Ukrainian city of Kamiansk
01.03.2017


Resultaat crowdfundingsactie 2016: De biogas toiletten werken!
17 toiletten zijn gebouwd, die als biogasinstallaties, menselijk afval tot energie verwerken – schoon, duurzaam en hernieuwbaar!
17.02.2017


Safe drinking Water & Energy in Uganda
Video with impressions of sustainable technologies implemented by ARUWE and WECF
19.01.2017


Empower Kirgizische vrouwen in het gebruik van groene technologie – Ondersteun hun ecologische transitie!
Een groep actieve Kirgizische vrouwen bouwt een duurzaam en eco-vriendelijk resource centrum om met kleine acties grote veranderingen te bewerkstelligen
15.01.2017


Potenziale Erneuerbarer Energien in Deutschland und Europa – Vortrag für Studenten der UWM
Präsentation von Katharina Habersbrunner für Student(innen) der Fakultät „Environmental Engineering“ der University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee am 10. Januar 2017 in München.
11.01.2017


Empower Kyrgyz women in using green technologies – Support the ecological transition!
Active Kyrgyz women are building a sustainable and eco-friendly resource centre as little actions can make great things happening. Take part in these changes!
15.12.2016


Gender Just Climate Solutions Award uitgereikt tijdens ceremonie op Klimaattop in Marokko
"Als vrouwen oplossingen ontwerpen, slaan ze niemand over", stelde Amina Mohammed, Minister van Milieu van Nigeria tijdens de uitreikingsceremonie
05.12.2016


Gender just climate solutions award winners announced and publication launch
“When women design solutions, they don’t leave anyone behind” said Amina Mohammed, Minister of Environment, Nigeria, at the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award ceremony, last week
23.11.2016


De klimaatconferentie van de Verenigde Naties is officieel voorbij - maar er valt nog veel te doen!
Tijdens de COP22 werd er een historisch besluit genomen om verder te gaan met de “gender commitments” in het Lima Work Programme door een Gender Action Plan te ontwikkelen voor de komende drie jaren. Toch beweren velen dat dit niet het “COP of action” was waar zij op hadden gehoopt ; vele andere belangrijke beslissingen worden verschoven naar COP23. WECF reflecteert op de resultaten van de klimaatconferentie van de VN (COP22)
23.11.2016


COP22: Women & Gender Constituency's Educative Posters
Learn about what gender has to do with climate change and the Paris Agreement.
23.11.2016


Marrakesch (Marokko) - Das war die COP22 – Es gibt viel zu tun!
Der gemeinsame Wille zum Klimaschutz wurde auch von wirtschaftlich schwächeren Staaten bekräftigt.
22.11.2016


The success story of the Khmelnytskyi Youth Development Club
For the very first time in the history of Khmelnytsk, energy conservation not only became the main discussion point of local authorities and politicians, but also of its youth
17.11.2016


WECF at COP 22: “Why do we need moustaches to be heard?”
On Thursday, November 10 2016 the Women and Gender Constituency hosted an interactive ACTION at COP22 to highlight institutionalised barriers to women’s participation in climate decision-making at all levels
11.11.2016


WECF and WGC present the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award at COP22 in Marrakesh
“Highlighting the importance of gender equality, women’s rights and their contribution to climate solutions”.
10.11.2016


WECF at COP22: Day One
Follow WECF's participation in the COP22 negotiations in Marrakech. Everyday there will be some report back on the highlights of the day
09.11.2016


“Invest in Climate Justice - Not War!” Press Announcement Women & Gender Constituency
On Tuesday, November 8 2016 the Women and Gender Constituency of the UNFCCC will host an interactive ACTION at COP22 to highlight the impact of militarism on climate change and the importance of redirecting military spending to sustainable and equitable development.
08.11.2016


WECF at COP 22: A Gender Sensitive NAMA
The Austrian Environment Agency and WECF International, in cooperation with Greens Movement Georgia and CREDO Bank, supported by the Georgian government, submitted proposal for NAMA Support Program to the NAMA Facility
07.11.2016


"Alone you go faster, together you go further!"
Report from the CLEEN evaluation and coordination meeting, October 20-21
07.11.2016


Women raise their voices at Marrakesh climate conference
Preparing for their participation in the COP 22, Women2030 will be holding an African Regional Training for 30 Women and gender Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Marrakesh, Morocco, November 4-5, 2016
04.11.2016


On the road to the COP22
WECF at the UN climate change conference in Marrakech, Morocco, November 2016
02.11.2016


#MindTheGap - follow our advocacy journey for gender and climate justice at COP23
WECF presence at UN's climate change conference in Bonn, Germany, November 2017.
02.11.2016


CLEEN Network: Platform for cooperation between local grass roots organizations on energy efficiency
Regional Network Meeting of Green Initiatives seeking to green the world with green energy for a sustainable and clean environment
13.10.2016


Introducing a new phenomenon in Armenia: Energy Cooperatives
WECF along with Belgian and European Energy Cooperatives explore possibilities of implementing sustainable energy in Armenia
11.10.2016


Georgian Energy Cooperatives joined forces and created umbrella cooperative for a more effective Gender Sensitive Energy Transition
WECF and partners organised workshop on Energy Cooperatives and Solar Technology in rural Georgia
11.10.2016 | Regina Drexel


Gender Just Climate Solutions Award - Women and Gender Constituency at Morocco Climate Summit
“Highlighting the importance of gender equality, women’s rights and their contribution to climate solutions”.
06.10.2016


Gender Just Climate Solutions Award -WECF en WGC organiseren Gender Just Climate Award ceremonie tijdens Klimaattop Marokko
"De Gender Just Climate Solutions Award toont niet alleen het belang van gendergelijkheid, van vrouwenrechten maar vooral ook de bijdrage van vrouwen aan oplossingen tegen klimaatverandering".
06.10.2016


WECF and WGC present at COP 22 in Marrakesh: Gender Just Climate Solutions Award - Women and Gender Constituency at Morocco Climate Summit
“Highlighting the importance of gender equality, women’s rights and their contribution to climate solutions”.
06.10.2016


CLEEN: Making local grass roots organisations stronger by working on energy efficiency
WECF and partners organise regional network meeting and workshop in Georgia and Armenia
19.09.2016


CLEEN: Making local grass roots organisations stronger by working on energy efficiency
WECF and partners organise regional network meeting and workshop in Georgia and Armenia
16.09.2016


Women & Gender Constituency submits recommendations for new Gender Climate Action Plan
WGC Recommendations set out to guide gender-responsive implementation of the Paris Agreement
02.09.2016


Implementing SDG 5, 6 and 7 in Rural Uganda
Examples for gender-sensitive and sustainable WASH and energy systems and its implementation
12.07.2016


Launching the 2nd Call for Gender-Just Climate Solutions!
The Women and Gender Constituency, of which WECF is a founding member, is very pleased to invite you to participate in the ‘Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards’ initiative for the upcoming UN climate negotiations (COP22) in Marrakech!
12.07.2016


Last day to vote for our gender sensitive NAMA in Georgia!
WECF´s Energy and NAMA project in Georgia is competing in an award contest organised by the French Ministry of the Environment '100 projects for the Climate'
05.07.2016


Crowdfunding Projekt: Biogas Toiletten für sozial benachteiligte Familien in Uganda
Mit Hilfe einer Crowdfunding-Kampagne sammelte WECF mehr als 4.600 Euro, um die sanitären Missstände im ländlichen Uganda zu bekämpfen. Dank über 50 Spenden kann WECF in Zusammenarbeit mit unserer lokalen Partnerorganisation ARUWE 17 Biogas-Toiletten im Mulagi Sub-County bauen.
01.07.2016


Crowdfunding Project: Biogas Toilets for deprived families in Uganda
Via a crowdfunding campaign WECF collected more than 4.600 Euro to fight the sanitary grievances in rural Uganda. Thanks to over 50 donations WECF builds in cooperation with our local partner organization ARUWE 17 Biogas Toilets in Mulagi Sub-County.
01.07.2016


EWA: "Empower Women - Benefit (for) All"
The EWA Project in Georgia - an overview
01.07.2016


WECF participated at WASH symposium in Uganda
From June 20th-23rd, a WASH symposium was held in Kampala, Uganda. WECF participated in cooperation with our local partner organization ARUWE and we presented our water, sanitation and energy projects in Uganda.
23.06.2016


We've made it - overwhelming success of our crowdfunding campaign!
In the last 4 weeks we run a crowdfunding campaign to collect 4.000€ to finance 15 Biogas Toilets for deprived families in Uganda. Thanks to your great support we can now build even more!
22.06.2016


Emerging Environmental Health Challenges in the UNECE region
WECF Side Event EfE Batumi
11.06.2016


CLEEN coordinating meeting in Batumi
Civil Society organisation from Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Armenia shared successes, restults, lessons learnt and ongoing issues
09.06.2016


Time for EU to walk the talk on 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
As part of SDG Watch Europe WECF calls for a consequent implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals by the European Union.
06.06.2016


Bonn Climate Change Conference
WECF advocates for strong gender dimension in climate policies and actions
03.06.2016 | WICF


EWA: Recommendations to the Georgian Government
The Greens Movement of Georgia and a Coalition of Partner Organizations published Recommendations to the Georgian Government
03.06.2016


Biogas Toilets for Uganda – WECF needs your support!
WECF is running a crowdfunding campaign in order to finance 15 biogas toilets for deprived families in Uganda - please get involved!
26.05.2016 | WECF


Konferenz "Erneuerbare Energie-Genossenschaften"
WECF stellt erfolgreiche Projekte auf Konferenz in der Türkei vor
21.05.2016


Bonn Climate Change Conference – Wie kann eine gendergerechte Klimapolitik umgesetzt werden?
Am Mittwoch, den 18. Mai wird WECF, Mitglied der UN-Beobachtergruppe “Women and Gender Constituency”, die erste gendersensible NAMA für den Energiesektor im Rahmen eines UNFCCC Workshops zu „gender-responsive climate policy“ vorstellen.
17.05.2016


De Bonn klimaat onderhandelingen: Persuitnodiging voor woensdag 18 mei
WECF toont tijdens UNFCCC workshop voorbeelden implementeren gender responsive oplossingen voor het klimaatprobleem
17.05.2016


Press Invitation Gender Workshop Bonn Climate Change Conference
Wednesday May 18 WECF will present the first ever gender-sensitive NAMA for the energy sector developed in Georgia, during a UNFCCC workshop on gender-responsive climate policy.
17.05.2016


Presentation of WECF's gender-sensitive NAMA at UNFCCC
After the Paris Agreement the Bonn Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) intends to set a course of action for mitigating climate change. WECF will take the opportunity to present its Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in Georgia in a seminar about gender-responsive climate policy
13.05.2016


Bridging the knowledge gap - Demo farm in Uganda
In cooperation with our local partner organization ARUWE, WECF builds in Uganda a demonstration farm in order to improve the education of local farmers, present sustainable technologies and increase the people's lifequality
03.05.2016 | WECF Project


Brückenschlag des Wissens - Demonstrationsbauernhof in Uganda
Gemeinsam mit unserer Partnerorganisation ARUWE errichtet WECF in Uganda einen Demonstrationsbauernhof, um die Bildung der lokalen Landwirte zu verbessern, nachhaltige Technologien vorzustellen und somit die Lebensqualität der Bevölkerung zu erhöhen.
03.05.2016


Promotion of green technologies in Uganda
In cooperation with our local partner organization ARUWE, WECF implements a project in Mulagi Sub-county (Uganda) to promote sustainable technologies for renewable energy
03.05.2016 | WECF Project


Förderung grüner Technologien in Uganda
In Zusammenarbeit mit unserer lokalen Partnerorganisation ARUWE setzt WECF ein Projekt im Mulagi Sub-county (Uganda) um, das nachhaltige Technologien für erneuerbare Energien fördert
03.05.2016


UN honours WECF's work in Georgia in latest publication
The United Nations acknowleges the gender sensitive impacts of our NAMA project in Georgia in their latest publication.
29.04.2016 | WECF


WECF unterstützt "Klimaschutzplan 2050"
Zivilgesellschaft fordert Nachschärfung der nationalen Klimaziele
25.04.2016


Highlights of CLEEN in 2015 – A review in pictures
After the launch of our CLEEN-Project in Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia and Moldavia in January 2015, our partner organizations have done a lot of activities to achieve their goals. Let us have a review about the present results
22.04.2016


Priscilla Achakpa (WEP) selected as "Eco Hero" in Nigeria
The work of WECF's co-organizing partner in the Women's Major Group (WMG) was honoured by Nigerian Television and German Welle Radio/TV. Priscilla Achakpa, Executive Director of Women Environmental Programme, was appointed as an ambassador for the TV magazin "Eco@Africa"
22.04.2016


4 Energiegenossenschaften in Georgien gegründet
Eintägiger Aufbau-Workshop in Miskatseli
19.04.2016


Civil society Local Energy Efficiency Network (CLEEN)
The CLEEN project aims to build a partnership of civil society organizations in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
19.04.2016 | WECF Project


WECF trained Energy Cooperatives founded in rural Georgia
Four community based groups have started the formation of energy cooperatives as a way to finance Solar Water Heaters in rural areas of Georgia
19.04.2016


Gender und Klimawandel
Workshop für Kommunale Klimapartnerschaften (Engagement Global)
16.04.2016


WECF zoekt vrijwilliger Fondsenwerving
Wij zoeken een enthousiaste en zelfstandig werkende vrijwilliger (m/v) die mee wil helpen om onze fondsenwerving richting (nieuwe) donateurs op te zetten en te ondersteunen. Fondsenwerving op ‘no pay, no cure” basis behoort tot de mogelijkheden
11.04.2016


The importance of solar energy for women
Four renewable energy cooperations will be build in Georgia, in which women will be the essential actors
08.04.2016


France grants asylum to Russian environmental activist and WECF partner Nadezhda Kutepova
Kutepova fled her native country in July 2015 with three children, after being labelled 'foreign agent' by Russian authorities
07.04.2016


Field visit to CLEEN partners in Kutaisi and Khoni
In order to ensure a good cooperation field visits are undertaken on a regular basis. During this visits partners are coming together, information are exchanged and project sites inspected.
31.03.2016


3rd Workshop on Energy Cooperatives in Georgia
In Misaktieli, Mtskheta was a third workshop on energy cooperatives conducted. Until now four energy cooperatives are established in Georgia with support from WECF|Georgia, Katharina Habersbrunner from WECF Germany and local partner organizations.
30.03.2016


CLEEN winners for 2016 announced!
15 sub-grantees have been selected to implement small projects in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The organizations have been picked out of 28 CSOs trained in 2015 within the CLEEN Mentoring Programme.
25.03.2016


WECF and partners developed training module on Construction, Use, Monitoring and maintenance of Solar Water Heaters
Training modules on Construction, Use, Monitoring and Maintenance of Solar Water Heaters are made available by WECF
24.03.2016


"Bartang – The Valley of Hopes" - documentary devoted to the life of remote mountain villages in Tajikistan
WECF Partner Little Earth is an ecological organisation with a creative approach to solving traditional problems of environmental protection
09.03.2016


Succesful media outreach on sustainable energy issues in Ukraine
Subgrantees in the CLEEN project: From energy audits in kindergartens to round tables in youth development clubs
08.03.2016


German partner organisation posts article on project WECF
The German organisation for sustainable travelling Atmosfair recently posted an article on WECF´s project for clean energy in Georgia
04.03.2016


German partner organization atmosfair posts article on WECF's project in Georgia
The German organization for sustainable travelling Atmosfair recently posted an article on WECF´s project for clean energy in Georgia
04.03.2016


Don´t Nuke the Climate Conference at COP21
During Gender Day at the COP21 in Paris last december WECF organised a side event on nucleair energy, together with partners WISE International and as part of the Women and Gender constituency
29.02.2016


Workshops zur Gründung von Energiegenossenschaften in Georgien
28.02.2016


Heating failures in schools of Dneprodzerzhinsk cause extensive closures and diseases among pupils
Annual school closures are a in the Ukrainian city a vicious tradition by having adverse educational impacts.The organization "Voice of Nature" disagrees with the official version and blames poor heating conditions for the mass diseases.
28.02.2016


WECF’s ‘CLEEN’-Project in the race for an EUSEW Award
CLEEN, an implementation and networking concept, with which CSOs and further important multipliers are trained and supported to expand their network in 4 project countries (Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, and Ukraine) in order to raise awareness and ensure citizen participation in energy efficiency and renewable energy
26.02.2016


WECF’s NAMA Project Mentioned in French Report Naming Innovative Projects
The report stresses the importance of women for sustainable development
22.01.2016 | Carmen Chan


Civiele Lokale Energie Efficiëntie Netwerk (CLEEN)
Het doel van WECF’s CLEEN-project is een partnerschap opbouwen van maatschappelijke middenveld-organisaties in Armenië, Georgië, Moldavië en Oekraïne
14.01.2016


Hoe een biogasinstallatie het leven van Jane verbeterde
WECF’s partner ARUWE helpt de gemarginaliseerde bevolking op het platteland vanOeganda
07.01.2016


Historisch klimaatakkoord laat echte verandering zien, maar voor vrouwen zal dit veel te langzaam gaan
Reality Check doorde Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) van het Parijse Klimaatakkoord
14.12.2015


In the media: WECF at the COP21
WECF had her voice heard in meeting rooms and to the public via interviews in Le Monde, Libération, Elle, Klimaretter and Bavarian TV news
10.12.2015


In de media: WECF op de Klimaattop
WECF liet haar stem horen in vergaderzalen en door het publiek door middel van interviews in Opzij, Le Monde, Vogue, Libération, Elle, Klimaretter en Bavarian TV news
10.12.2015


Georgian Prime Minister praises WECF’s NAMA project
In his speech at the COP21, Georgian prime minister Irakli Gharibashvili mentioned the important work that WECF has done to mitigate climate change in his country
10.12.2015


Vrouwen vragen om rechtvaardige actie van wereldleiders in Parijs
De belangrijkste eisen van vrouwen voor de klimaattop in Parijs
08.12.2015


"We're Women for Climate Justice"
WECF and Women and Gender Constituency at the COP21 joined ten thousand others in a human chain through the centre of Paris
30.11.2015


"Wij zijn vrouwen voor klimaatgerechtigheid"
WECF en de Women and Gender Constituency vergezelden tien duizenden anderen bij de COP21 in een menselijke ketting door het centrum van Parijs
30.11.2015


Women demand just action from world leaders in Paris
Women’s Key Demands for COP21
27.11.2015


"Towards fossil-free, safe & affordable energy"
Secure, affordable and fossil-free energy supply is one of the big challenges for everybody. This was the outcome of the international energy conference organised by WECF and Ukrainian CSO NECU
26.11.2015


Case Study: gender-sensitive climate mitigation action - NAMA
Recommendations, best practices and lessons learned from developing the first „Gender Sensitive“ NAMA - National Appropriate Mitigation Action, in Georgia
25.11.2015


Take action for climate justice with the Women´s Global Call for Climate Justice Toolkit!
WomenClimateJustice.org has developed a new toolkit which allows you to take action in a comprehensive manner as part of the Women´s Global Call for Climate Justice
23.11.2015


Winners of the Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice Poster Contests announced
Today the six winning designs of the poster contest organized by WEDO in cooperation with the Women’s Global Call will be revealed live in New York. The online launch of the designs is scheduled for tomorrow
12.11.2015


Gender Just Climate Awards Winners at COP 21 in Paris, a publication by WECF and WGC
Gender equality and women's human rights are fundamental to combating climate change
10.11.2015


Gerechtigheid nu! Doe mee met de Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice
Sluit je aan bij bezorgde vrouwen over de hele wereld en neem deel aan de actie's in Parijs tijdens de VN Klimaattop en/of bedenk je eigen actie
06.11.2015


"De opwarming van de aarde heeft meer gevolgen voor vrouwen dan voor mannen"
Anne Barre, voorzitter WECF Frankrijk, vertelt in interview met Radio France Internationale over gender, klimaatverandering en de aankomende klimaattop in Paris
06.11.2015


Leserbrief an die SZ zu dem Artikel „Hoffnung Ade“ vom 17./18. Oktober 2015
04.11.2015


Atomkraft ist kein Klimaretter
Petition zum Weltklimagipfel
04.11.2015


Towards fossil-free, safe & affordable energy
WECF and NECU organize International Energy Conference and UNEP Stakeholder meeting, in cooperation with UNEP
27.10.2015


Watch the interview with WECF’s Anne Barre on climate action
WECF’s Anne Barre was interviewed during the 2015 World Summit Climate & Territories
23.10.2015 | Carmen Chan


Climate Agreement is non-just, non-equal and non-effective, says Women and Gender Constituency
WGC in Bonn issues angry statement on ‘Non-Paper’ for a ‘Non-Effective’ ‘Non-Just’ ‘Non-Equal’ Climate Agreement COP21 Paris
21.10.2015


Gelijk=Anders lanceert Agenda voor de Toekomst
Maatschappelijke organisaties en netwerken, waaronder WECF, onderstrepen belang van gendergelijkheid voor duurzame ontwikkeling
09.10.2015


Nieuws over de Women´s Global Call for Climate Justice
In oktober hebben Afrikaanse CSOs zich verzameld in Kaapstad, Zuid Afrika om de Afrikaanse prioriteiten voor COP21 op een rij te krijgen en opnieuw na te denken over effectieve lobby voor klimaatgerechtigheid in de aanloop naar Parijs en daarna
05.10.2015


WECF Partner, Environmental and Human Rights Activist on the run with three of her children
"Charity boss flees with young kids after Russia’s NGO crackdown" - Nadezhda Kutepova fears jail if she returns home
21.09.2015


WECF partner Gertrude Kabusimbi Kenyangi Wins Wangari Maathai Prize!
Collaborative Partnership on Forests honours Gertrude Kabusimbi Kenyangi
14.09.2015


Don’t Nuke the Climate
WECF co-launches international campaign to keep nuclear power out of climate negotiations in Paris in December 2015
11.09.2015


Reverse the flows
EU G20 countries should stop funding fossil fuels and increase financial support for real climate solutions
03.09.2015 | CAN Europe


30 subgrantee organizations from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine joined first CLEEN trainings in Georgia and Ukraine
Two NGO trainings took place in the frame of the CLEEN project, which aims as overall objective to build regional partnerships of civil society organizations (CSOs) in the 4 countries with a focus on energy efficiency
01.08.2015


WECF-Fachdialog zu SDGs am 6. Juli in München
Wunschzettel für eine nachhaltige und gerechte Welt! - Umsetzung nachhaltiger Entwicklungsziele auf kommunaler Ebene
15.07.2015


We want You!
We are looking for a dedicated intern for our programme “Empower Women – Benefit for All (EWA)”
02.07.2015


Transformative Post-2015-Agenda?
Ein Beitrag von Gabriele Köhler im Informationsbrief Weltwirtschaft & Entwicklung
28.06.2015


WECF-Fachdialog
Der SDG-Prozess und seine Umsetzungsmöglichkeiten auf kommunaler Ebene
21.06.2015


Zomer Rally voor Goede Doel naar Georgië: Miljoenen Europeanen nog zonder schoon drinkwater
Deze zomer vindt een bijzondere trip plaats: Een rally voor het goede doel van Amsterdam naar Tbilisi, Georgië. In twee weken rijdt damesteam ‘De Vagablondes’ 6.000 kilometer door 13 landen om geld op te halen voor het goede doel: een waterproject in een arm dorp in Armenië.
19.06.2015


CLEAN ENERGY GROUPS LAUNCH INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO KEEP NUCLEAR POWER OUT OF GLOBAL CLIMATE TALKS
WILL ORGANIZE LARGE NUCLEAR-FREE, CARBON-FREE CONTINGENT TO PARIS CLIMATE MARCH IN DECEMBER
16.06.2015 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


SB42 side event: Effective stakeholder engagement in NAMA development and implementation
10.06.2015


WECF’s NAMA project presented during Climate Negotiations workshop on gender-responsive climate policy
The UNFCC workshop in Bonn on June 8 and 9 stressed the importance of mainstreaming gender in mitigation action and technology development and transfer
09.06.2015


Safe drinking water and sustainable energy for rural Uganda
Improving living conditions in rural Uganda through sustainable technologies for renewable energy, agriculture and water
08.06.2015


WECF Project Switch to Sun honoured with National Energy Globe Award for Armenia on World Environment Day
WECF Project Switch to the sun – live in comfort!“ has been chosen as best project of Armenia for the Energy Globe Award, today’s largest platform for sustainability. Over 170 countries handed in a total of over 1500 entries.
05.06.2015


Gemeinsam für eine gerechte Welt
Am 25.04.2015 fand im Alten Rathaus die dritte Münchner entwicklungspolitischen Börse statt
04.05.2015


”Equitable, Climate Proof and providing Sustainable Development – NAMA for the energy sector in Georgia”
WECF energy project in Carbon Market Watch newsletter
28.04.2015 | Anna Samwel, WATCH THIS! NGO Newsletter #11


Call for Participation of subgrantees in Mentoring Programme local energy project CLEEN
WECF Partners are looking for Sub-grantees in Moldova, Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine. Application open until May 15
15.04.2015


WECF goes Weltwärts - WECF hat drei Plätze im Rahmen des Weltwärts-Programmes zu vergeben
Über das Freiwilligen-Programm wird die Mitarbeit an WECF-Projekten in Georgien und Kirgisistan ermöglicht
08.04.2015


Successful CLEEN start-up meeting in Munich with partners from Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine
From March, 10 – 12th the CLEEN start-up meeting was held in Munich. CLEEN (Civil society Local Energy Efficiency Network) is a 3-year-EU-project with the geographical focus of Republic of Armenia, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraines in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
18.03.2015


Proposal for Gender-Equitable, Climate Proof and Sustainable Development in Georgia
A National Appropriate Mitigation Activity (NAMA) for the energy sector in Georgia
09.03.2015


WECF signs statement opposing regulatory cooperation in EU-US trade talks
“Regulatory cooperation” in the TTIP negotiations gives unprecedented influence to business lobby groups to stop any new regulation that would impact trade and investment
05.02.2015


Neue Internetseite unseres Projektes „Switch to the Sun, Live in Comfort!“
Unterstützen sie unser Energieprojekt!
15.01.2015


Video: Energy Efficiency, Solar Collectors and our Energy Projects in Ukraine
Our Ukrainian partners Yury Urbansky (NECU) and Oksana Maiboroda (Ecoclub) talking about energy efficiency, solar collectors and our energy project.
23.12.2014


"Battling Energy Dictatorship, Achieving Energy Democracy"
WECF nimmt an Konferenz in Kiew teil
18.12.2014


Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) - A Barrier to Climate Protection
A WECF Position Paper
17.12.2014


"Implementation of gender sensitive NAMAs in Georgia"
WECF's Sabine Bock interviewed for Climate Change TV at COP20 in Lima, Peru
15.12.2014 | WICF


Side event WECF and WEDO: Towards a Gender-Responsive Mitigation Framework for Transformative Change in the Energy Sector
10.12.2014


WECF supports letter of Human Rights and Climate Change Working Group to the Parties to the UNFCC
Letter calls for human rights to be integrated in new climate change regime
10.12.2014 | WECF


Press briefing of the Women and Gender Constituency at COP20
Press conference moderated by Sabine Bock of WECF can be watched online
10.12.2014


WECF and RCDA organize Autumn School on Renewable Energy and Climate Change
05.12.2014


Women and Gender Constituency at the COP20 Lima, Peru
WECF present from 1-12 December as part of of the WGC
04.12.2014 | WICF Campaign


“I am hopeful now I see a potential for women’s movements back home”
Interview with Olga Djanaeva of ALGA
04.12.2014


Nino Gamisonia: “Georgians are feeling the impact of climate change”
Interview with Nino Gamisonia of Rural Communities Development Agency
04.12.2014 | WICF


Engaging youth as multiplication agents in climate change and energy awarenes raising in rural communities
04.12.2014 | WECF Project


Interventions at COP20 by members of the Women and Gender Constituency
WGC wants a climate agreement that respects human rights and gender equality
03.12.2014 | WICF


Indian organization AIWC publishes report about their workshops on climate change
WECF has sponsored the workshops as follow up to IWE Leadership Programme
02.12.2014


“The food garden enables me to give something back to my family and my community”
Personal story of Nokuphumla Sipayise who benefits from the food garden
01.12.2014


“If we commit ourselves we can reverse climate change”
Interview with Gertrude Kabusimbi Kenyangi of Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment
18.11.2014


Autumn School on Renewable Energy and Climate Change
Call for participants
11.11.2014


“It is important to work at the community level as I am sceptical the high level people will change something”
Interview with Elina Doszhanova of the Social Ecological Fund
10.11.2014


Final Conference on EU Energy Project held in Georgia
Challenges in the Energy Sector of Georgia and Sustainable Development highlighted in the final conference of the project ‘Switch to Sun – Live in Comfort’
09.11.2014


Open letter to the State Parties to the UNFCCC
09.11.2014


“We need to explain people the effects of climate change if we want change”
Interview with Carmen Capriles of Reacción Climática
03.11.2014


Women and Gender Constituency wants women’s voices included at UNFCCC
Women’s rights and gender justice should be core elements of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
22.09.2014 | WICF Campaign


Women and Gender Constituency wil dat stem van vrouwen gehoord wordt bij de UNFCCC
Vrouwenrechten en gender rechtvaardigheid zouden kernelementen moeten zijn van de UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
22.09.2014 | WICF Campaign


Weltweiter Klima-Aktionstag am 21.09.2014
Der WECF-Partner Klima-Allianz beteiligt sich als Bündnispartner an der Mobilisierung für den diesjährigen weltweiten Klima-Aktionstag am 21. September.
15.09.2014


Civil society organizations cooperate with government and other stakeholders on a gender-sensitive NAMA for sustainable energy in rural areas
Preparations for a National Appropriate Mitigation Action (Nama) in Georgia
28.07.2014 | WECF Project


WECF presented results of Gender Forum to ministers
Women Major Group members took part in Gender Forum at UNEA
27.06.2014 | WECF


Gertrude Kenyangi, mentor of WECF's IWE program, speaks at UNEA
"We should concentrate on the grassroots, especially women"
24.06.2014 | WICF


As many as 212 Solar collectors are producing hot water in rural villages of Georgia
Switch to sun provides rural Georgians with a much more comfortable life
09.06.2014 | WECF


"Planning for sustainable, gender-equitable and climate-proof development"
EWA side event at the UNFCCC Climate Negotiations in Bonn, June 2014
06.06.2014 | WECF


UNFCC EWA side event
06.06.2014


Kernfrage - Insider berichten über ihre Erfahrungen mit der Kernenergie - jetzt auch in tschechisch
Eine Publikation, die die realen und erschreckenden Konsequenzen der Atomenergienutzung aufzeigt Jetzt als aktualisierte Ausgabe in tschechischer Sprache erhältlich
17.05.2014


"Women for a Sunny Energy Supply"
Published from "Solar Thermal Energy Council" in May 2014
06.05.2014 | WECF Press Coverage


Home Comforts in Kyrgyzstan – An Introduction by video
This film, created by WECF partner KAWS, welcomes its viewer into the homes of Kyrgyz people whose communities have been positively impacted in recent years by the introduction of several environmental technologies.
18.04.2014


WECF Project Sheet: Switch to the Sun - Live in Comfort!
Read about the improvement of many women every day life in the ECC countries due to the solar collectors
06.04.2014


Updated Publication: Construction of solar collectors for warm water. Practical guide
Updated version of the solar collector manual is now available in English and Russian
03.04.2014


CSW58 Side Event: 'Lessons from the Fukushima nuclear Accident'
Side Event during Commission on the Status of Women, co-hosted by WECF, sought to explore how best to protect the environment and health of women and girls from radiation exposure
28.03.2014 | United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS)


Going Dutch visits a WECF project in Armenia
Going Dutch travels around the world, visiting projects of Dutch NGO’s for each of the 8 Millennium Goals. This time, Going Dutch visited a WECF project in the village Sverdlov for Millennium goal number 3: equality of men and women.
25.03.2014


CSW58: ENDING CLIMATE CHAOS – HOW TO MAKE 2015 MEAN SOMETHING!
WECFs and WEDOs side event in the framework of the EWA project team’s participation at the CSW 58, March 2014 in New York
23.03.2014 | WICF


CSW58: Wednesday, March 19th, Gender Equality & Climate Action
WECF and partners are pleased to invite friends to join us for a climate event as part of the EWA program
19.03.2014 | WICF


Side Event: Global Health and Environment in the Post-2015 Agenda: Lessons from the Fukushima nuclear accident
10.03.2014


Zum Weltfrauentag am 8. März
Ziele für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung /Sustainable Development Goals
06.03.2014 | WECF


Energietraining erfolgreich in München durchgeführt
Wissenstransfer und Erfahrungsaustausch für Partner aus Georgien, Ukraine und Kirgisien über Energieeffizienz und Photovoltaik in München.
12.02.2014 | Katharina Habersbrunner


Workshop on Green Technologies: Empowering Women in Bharatpur-Rajasthan, India
Georgians, Kyrgyz and Ugandan NGOs learn from Indian NGOs
05.02.2014 | Claudia Wendland


SOS! EU Climate Action lost at sea!
NGOs sound the alarm on climate inaction outside EU Commission, Wednesday 22 January
23.01.2014 | CAN international & members


SOS! EU Climate Action lost at sea! - Join people sounding the alarm on climate inaction in front of the Berlaymont in Brussels
PHOTO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY – Wednesday 22 January
21.01.2014 | WECF


Erfahrungsaustausch und Wissenstransfer für WECF-Partner über Solarthermie, Photovoltaik und Energieeffizienz
WECF hat im Rahmen des Energy-Projektes interessierte Fachleute aus Georgien und der Ukraine zum Thema Solarenergie und Wärmeisolierung geschult
05.12.2013 | Katharina Habersbrunner


Informations- und Diskussionsveranstaltung "Energiewende und Bürgerbeteiligung – Möglichkeiten in München und Kiew/Ukraine?"
26.11.2013


"Energiewende und Bürgerbeteiligung – Möglichkeiten in München und Kiew/Ukraine?"
Einladung zur Informations- und Diskussionsveranstaltung "Energiewende und Bürgerbeteiligung – Möglichkeiten in München und Kiew/Ukraine?" mit Podiumsteilnehmern aus der Ukraine und aus Deutschland.
26.11.2013 | WECF Deutschland


WECF zegt: “Genoeg is genoeg!”
Maatschappelijke organisaties zijn massaal weggelopen van de Klimaattop in Warschau en roepen overheden op om "politieke ambitie te verbinden met de realiteit van het klimaat en nu eens echt tot actie over te gaan.”
22.11.2013 | WECF


Women in Europe for a Common Future says “enough is enough”
Civil society groups walk out of Warsaw climate meeting and call on governments to “get serious and match political ambition to climate reality”
21.11.2013 | WICF


Huge COP19 Walk Out from Warsaw Climate Summit. WECF says “enough is enough”
There was a huge COP19 walk-out on Friday November 21st in Warsaw. As growing frustration over lack of ambition and hindered participation came to a head, Civil Society groups, including WECF, said “Enough!”
21.11.2013 | WICF


Driving Home the Link Between Gender and Climate Change
"Despite the name, WECF's reach goes way beyond Europe, connecting more than 150 organisations and communities all over the world with the aim of influencing gender-sensitive environmental policies at the international level"
20.11.2013 | Inter Press Service


Linking Strong Climate Solutions with Gender Equality
Women Civil Society Leaders Report on Women’s Concrete Actions on Climate Change
19.11.2013 | WICF


Linking Strong Climate Solutions with Gender Equality
Women Civil Society Leaders Report on Women’s Concrete Actions on Climate Change
19.11.2013 | WICF


Women take action on Climate Change and Gender Equality
Press Conference Advisory COP 19, Warsaw
18.11.2013 | WICF


Include gender mainstreaming in EU - article by the Working Group Gender +E3
Generally the EU is good at including gender mainstreaming or demanding an equal number of seats for women in decision making groups when it comes to climate change. However, the ambition doesn´t seem to stretch further than developing policies and third countries, and is not reflected inside EU itself.
12.11.2013 | GenderCC in cooperaion with GenderE3


Report of the Leadership/Mentoring Training Day on 10 November 2013
The training day was a start to a continued row of activities: the attendance of the women at the UNFCCC COP19, the establishment of a women’s leaders network, the organisation of different national gender policy dialogues and of regional conferences on the SDG/post-2015 process
12.11.2013


WECF at the COP19 in Warsaw: Women take action on Climate Change and Gender Equality
COP19 marks exciting opportunity for gender equality in the UNFCCC! Parties have several chances to identify priorities and needs and strengthen gender equality in climate policy and implementation.
11.11.2013 | WECF Event


Klimaschutz und Energiewende in Koalitionsverhandlungen priorisieren
Umwelt- und Entwicklungsverbände fordern Klimaschutzgesetz, höhere EU-Klimaziele und zukunftsweisende Investitionen
21.10.2013 | Katharina Habersbrunner


"Power from the sun" - article in OSCE Magazine
published in OSCE Magazine'Security Community', issue 3, 2013
14.10.2013 | Anke Stock


Going Dutch op bezoek bij een project van WECF (wecf.eu) in Armenië.
Door sanitair te verbeteren versterkt WECF de positie van vrouwen en draagt hiermee bij aan Millenniumdoel 3; mannen en vrouwen gelijkwaardig
10.10.2013


What is needed to improve living conditions through sustainable innovations?
Resolution of the National Conference “Innovations towards a Safe and Comfortable Home”
05.10.2013 | WECF


Terra Preta Sanitation:the most human-made fertile soil from bio-waste, excreta and charcoal
New perspectives on sanitation at 1st International Terra Preta Sanitation Conference Organized by TUHH and WECF
06.09.2013 | Fedde Jorritsma


Zonnedrogers van blik en karton
Leerzame en praktische workshops door Fedde
23.07.2013 | Ante Sellis


One year later, participants of “Switch to Sun – Live in Comfort” evaluate impact solar heating and insulation measures
In a workshop conducted in Georgia, partner organizations from Georgia and Ukraine evaluated the results of the project “Switch to Sun – Live in Comfort” so far
10.07.2013 | WECF


Energy-efficiency, costs, health and precarity – (dis)entangling the threads
25.06.2013


"Opportunities to Stimulate Local Economies through Sustainable Innovations for Home Comfort"
Gender-sensitive feasibility study for rural areas in Issyk Kul and Naryn
12.06.2013


How to Stimulate Local Economies through Sustainable Innovations for Home Comfort?
The EuropeAid funded WECF project “Home Comforts” has demonstrated solutions how to find affordable and sustainable ways towards improved living conditions in rural areas of Kyrgyzstan
12.06.2013 | WECF


Wie erneuerbare Energien auch in der Ukraine funktionieren!
Ein runder Tisch zur Energiezukunft der Ukraine in Kiew, organisiert von WECF
17.05.2013 | WECF


Round Table discussion on the future of Ukraine’s energy supply in Kyiv
WECF, Ecoclub, and the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine discussed about the climate and energy strategies possible in Ukraine
08.05.2013 | WECF


Energiewende ist mehr als eine Preisdebatte
Die Klima-Allianz legt ein Positionspapier zur sozialen Dimension der Energiewende vor
06.03.2013 | WECF


WECF training programmes and capacity building
Want to become a strategic partner of WECF? Good to know that we offer in house hands-on trainings, knowledge-transfer, and capacity building projects within our projects, to achieve long-run sustainability
30.01.2013 | WICF Campaign


Middernacht in de Oase
WECF in Doha: “We zijn zeer teleurgesteld in de uitkomst van de VN Klimaat bijeenkomst door het gebrek aan Visie en Ambitie; Echter, de erkenning van Gendergelijkheid tijdens COP 18 vormt lichtpuntje in een donkere nacht”
10.12.2012 | WECF


Midnight at the Oasis - UNFCCC decision on Inclusion of Gender Equality
Women in Europe for a Common Future’s Long Vigil in Doha: “We’re Deeply Disappointed in UN Climate Meeting Outcome for a Lack of Vision and Ambition; However COP 18’s Recognition of Gender Equality is a Bright Spot on a Dark Night”
10.12.2012 | WECF


Women NGOs at COP18 lead public action demanding "fierce urgency and ambition" from governments
Women say "lack of commitment" is "not in my name
05.12.2012 | Women & Gender NGOs


New hope for the climate? – New UN climate change negotiation round starts today
Climate Change is happening and accelerating. Strong political will and joint efforts are needed to address this threat.
26.11.2012 | Sabine Bock, WECF


Call for SUB GRANTS - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Russian Federation
Successful project implementation of the EU Energy project "Building local capacity..."will be upscaled to further countries
25.10.2012 | WECF


Sustainable House Insulation training of windows and roofs in Ukraine
"Up to 50 % of heating expenditures can be saved by repairing windows" - training by WECF and GERES
09.10.2012 | WECF


Kann die deutsche Energiewende als Beispiel nachhaltiger Entwicklung im Einklang mit den Rio+20 Zielen dienen?
WECF berichtet über den Atomausstieg und die Energiewende Deutschlands auf Konferenzen in Georgien und Kasachstan.
05.10.2012 | WECF


Can the German Energy turn around serve as Example for 'The Future We Want'?
WECF reports about the nuclear phase out and German energy turn around in conferences in Georgia and Kazakhstan
05.10.2012


Mathe-Nachhilfe für Wirtschaftsminister Rösler
Rechenkünste der Regierung gefährden Energiewende
21.09.2012 | klima-allianz deutschland


The nuclear option: a worrying choice and opposed to future energy
More than a year after the Fukushima disaster, nuclear industry remains a matter of debate. Despite the evidence, some countries, including France, always seem to see the nuclear "an industry of the future".
27.08.2012 | WECF and S.E.R.A. Press release


Twenty new trainers on solar collectors are now ready to train their own communities
Trainings given by WECF, the National Centre of Ukraine and Greens Movement Georgia made sure that 20 new certified specialists on construction, use and maintenance of solar collectors are now able to pass on their newly acquired information on independently to others
06.08.2012 | Anna Samwel, Regina Drexel


Rio+20 Conference, 20 - 22 June
20.06.2012


Women’s Major Group Members at Rio+20 Call for End to Nuclear Power and Support for Safe Energy
“Development Dialogue on Energy”
18.06.2012 | WECF news


Rio+20 - WECF sponsors June 15th Forum on Phase-Out of Nuclear Energy by 2020
On the Opening Day of the Rio+20 Peoples’ Summit Women in Europe for a Common Future Presents Forum Calling for Global Phase Out of Nuclear Energy by 2020
15.06.2012 | WECF Press Release


Eurovision 2012: A "Wake-Up" Call on Human Rights in Azerbaijan
As the eyes of the world focus on Eurovision in Baku, WECF calls for international attention on poor living conditions and the human rights abuses in Azerbaijan
25.05.2012 | WECF Press Release


WECF continues work towards climate change negotiations at Bonn inter-session (May 14-18)
What are the main issues discussed in the inter-session preparing for the next COP in Doha (26th Nov.-7th Dec. 2012)?
25.05.2012 | Sarah Rodriguez


Do-it-yourself Solar House Heating system constructed in Misaktsieli, Georgia
Families in rural areas spend a great deal of their income on energy, primarily in the form of wood to heat their homes, which significantly contributes to deforestation and climate change.
24.05.2012 | Anna Samwel & Regina Drexel


Why the Fight Against Climate Change and Gender Equality should be Tackled Together?
The French Green MEP Nicole Kiil-Nielsen presented a report on the link between the fight against climate change and discrimination against women. The motion for a European Parliament resolution was introduced in a plenary session on April, 20 by the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.
10.05.2012 | WECF


See how WECF and partner Greens improve the lives of the people living in Manavi, Georgia
Watch this video and see how simple energy solutions can change the daily life of villagers in Eastern Europe
26.04.2012 | WECF


Nadezhda Kutepova – Questioning the “Normalization” Of Nuclear Power Energy in Russia
Ms. Kutepova’s speech on the impact of nuclear energy for local people, presented at the First International Convention of Environmental Laureates, March, 2012 in Freiburg
27.03.2012 | WECF


EWA: Women Empowerment
The overall goal of the WECF EWA programme is to contribute to economic and political empowerment of women from low-income rural and peri-urban regions in six developing countries (Afghanistan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, Tajikistan, Uganda)
19.03.2012 | WICF Project


Women Travel Grants Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference Brazil, June 2012
WECF is co-organiser of the Women's Major Group at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development which takes place from 13 - 23 of June in Rio de Janeiro
12.03.2012 | Sascha Gabizon


More Solar Food Dryers in The Kyrgyz Villages Thanks to the Kind Support and Donations by Mr. Sjef Jorritsma and His Collegues at the Hanzehogeschool Groningen, The Netherlands
WECF and its local partner the Kyrgyz Alliance for Water and Sanitation (KAWS) are delighted to announce the receipt of a donation at the amount of 1200 EUR by Mr. Sjef Jorritsma and his colleagues.
13.02.2012 | WECF


Netherlands: Borssele-2 Postponed
Dutch utility Delta announces about postponing plans to build a second nuclear power plant in the Netherlands
06.02.2012 | Nuclear Monitor


French Study Confirms Correlation Between Increased Incidence Child Leukaemia and Vicinity to Nuclear Power Plants
‘Women and children at greater risk’ alarms Women’s Environment and Health Network WECF
13.01.2012 | WECF Press Release


Women’s Major Group: Rio+20 Position Statement - Summary
Summary of the Women’s Major Group Statements for UN Conference on Sustainable Development
12.01.2012


The Project “Switch to Sun – Live in Comfort” Latest Accomplishments – Solar Collectors Have Now Been Installed in Ukraine
Solar collectors are now a reality and play an important role of the daily energy consumption of the residents of the Manevychi region, the district of Volyn in Ukraine.
11.01.2012 | WECF


The Governor of Issyk Kul Oblast Welcomed the “Home Comforts” Project
Towards affordable rural infrastructure and new business opportunities in the Issyk-Kul villages, Kyrgyzstan.
11.01.2012 | Claudia Wendland


WECF and Eco-Accord Report of the 7th ‘Environment for Europe’ Ministerial Conference, 2011, Astana
WECF and Eco-Accord presented the report of the Seventh ‘Environment for Europe’ Ministerial Conference, held on 22-23 September 2011 in Astana, Kazakhstan
10.01.2012 | WECF news


WECF Newsletter 11-12/2011: Strong Position on Sustainable Development
Relevant information on the main WECF news and activities worldwide in November and December 2011.
03.01.2012 | WECF


Women’s Intervention towards Rio+20: 5 Priority Actions
Anita Nayar, on behalf of the Women’s Major Group, presented 5 priority actions towards Rio+20 on 15-16 of December 2011.
02.01.2012 | WECF


Final evaluation of WECF’s MFS1 Programme “Empowerment and Local Action” (ELA)
This report presents the findings of the final evaluation of WECF’s ELA programme, implemented from January 2008 to December 2010.
29.12.2011


Side Event at United Nations on 15th December: UNWomen, WECF and Women's Major Group
WECF is co-organising a side event entitled 'From 'Brown' Economy to 'Equitable' Economy - Women's priorities for Rio+20".
12.12.2011 | WECF


Durban conference delivers breakthrough in international community’s response to climate change
Gateway to the United Nations system's work on Climate Change
11.12.2011 | UN statement on Durban


WECF climate change project receives international award
WECF’s project received the 2011 ACT Climate Award in the ACT Global Disaster Risk Reduction Workshop in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
05.12.2011 | WECF


Nuclear Energy - not Co2 free, an article by energy expert Herman Damveld
In the negotiations about reduction of climate change in Durban one of the issues is if nuclear energy can be considered to be one of the solutions to reduce CO 2 emissions, this is not the case according to Herman Damveld.
05.12.2011 | Herman Damveld


DES
Decentralised Environmental Solutions
05.12.2011


The Turning Wheel - An Educational Cycle Expedition About Simple Technologies for Sustainable Living
A former WECF project officer Central Asia, Fedde Jorritsma, is cycling around the world for one year to use his expertise on water, sanitation and energy.
04.12.2011 | WECF


NGO Decentralised Environmental Solutions (DES) - A New WECF Partner in South Africa
On 15 July 2011 NGO Decentralised Environment Solutions (DES) was founded in South Africa.
29.11.2011 | WECF


Sharing Lessons Learned
Closing conference “Sharing Lessons Learned”, 25 – 26 November 2011, Baku, Azerbaijan
23.11.2011 | WECF


Training on construction, maintenance and use of solar collectors in Chardakhi, Georgia
30 participants from eight villages in Georgia were trained from 17-20 october, 2011
18.11.2011 | Miriam Reindl, Annemarie Mohr, Anna Samwel


From 'Brown' Economy to 'Care' Economy
Women's priorities for Rio+20, Side Event at the UNECE Rio+20 conference, Geneva, 2 December
17.11.2011 | WECF


Women's Major Group for Rio+20 Position Presented at Meeting Organized by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A meeting on gender and women priorities for Rio+20 at the Foreign Ministry in Paris, 7 November in Paris
14.11.2011 | WECF


Youth case studies on Environment and Health - deadline extended to December 15
UNEP Tunza youth network calls for "good practice" case studies by Youth
14.11.2011 | WECF


Gender and Climate Justice Tribunals: Featuring Mexico and Peru
Women's tribunals on gender and climate justice were organized on 10 November, 2011, in collaboration with partners around the world in the lead up to COP 17 and Rio+20.
11.11.2011 | WECF


U.S. to study cancer risks near nuclear sites
The National Academy of Sciences has begun a study of cancer risks faced by people living near nuclear facilities — a study it admits is worrisome.
03.11.2011 | USA Today


Rio+20 - Women Worldwide Present Recommendations and Statements
More than 70 women's organizations from over 40 countries from around the world present their recommendations for Rio+20 - next year's United Nations conference on Sustainable Development
03.11.2011 | Sascha Gabizon


EU Ambassadors impressed by project “Switch to sun-live with comfort”
Report from EU news on Ukrainian project which aims at improving health, reducing poverty and increasing energy security
25.10.2011 | WECF


Solar collector construction training in Issyk Kul region, Kyrgyzstan
From 25-29 September, 27 participants from nine communities from Issyk Kul region learned how to construct a solar collector.
23.10.2011 | Regina Drexel


Recent training on construction, use and maintenance of solar collectors in Odessa, Ukraine
Three regions were chosen for training, organized from October 4 to 7 at the State Ecological University in Odessa, together with our local partner Vidrodzhennia (Tatarbunary) and by technical support of the German expert Markus Brandhofer from the Solar Partner Sued GmbH
19.10.2011 | Olga Plekhanova


Kernenergie is niet Co2 vrij!
Klacht van o.a. WECF-oprichter Marie Kranendonk over reclame Atoomstroom gegrond verklaard
13.10.2011 | WECF Press Release


Kernenergie veilig? laat je niets wijsmaken
WECF voert al jaren campagne tegen kernenergie en geeft zeventien heldere argumenten van kernenergiedeskundie Herman Damveld waarom kernenergie geen goede optie is
13.10.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche


Climate Change and Art in Munich
After an eventful September 2011 ClimateSights is not yet over.
12.10.2011 | Amra Bobar


KlimaSichten – künstlerische Auseinandersetzung zum Klimawandel
Nach einem veranstaltungsreichen September 2011 geht KlimaSichten weiter
12.10.2011 | Amra Bobar


“Switch to sun, live with comfort”
With EU support NGOs will provide Ukrainian rural districts with the tools and knowledge to heat water with solar energy
07.10.2011


KlimaSichten - Climate Change and Art in Munich
Video on WECF project's ClimateSights workshop and exhibition that were held in Munich, September 2011.
02.10.2011 | WECF


Workshops on energy efficient technologies for house insulation in Georgia and Ukraine
Potential for house insulation with different techniques and materials adapted to local conditions was assessed during two expert workshops - as part of the project ‘Building local capacity for Development of Thermal solar and insulation technologies', financed by the European Commission
12.09.2011 | Regina Drexel & Anna Samwel


A New Law “On Energy Performance of Buildings” Has Been Adopted in Kyrgyzstan
The Law “On Energy Performance of Buildings” in Kyrgyzstan is the first law on energy efficiency on buildings adopted within the post-Soviet countries.
09.09.2011 | WECF


KlimaSichten. Künstlerische Auseinandersetzungen zum Klimawandel- eine Kooperation von WECF e.V.und PLATFORM3
Workshop + Präsentation + Filmprogramm + Podiumsdiskussion + mobiles Archiv
30.08.2011 | WECF Deutschland Pressemitteilung


Policy conference in Kyiv, Ukraine discussed renewables and energy efficiency in private households
The conference "Current State and Prospects of Alternative Energy Usage in Private Households and Communities of Ukraine" was conducted in Ukrinform Information agency on May 30, 2011
13.07.2011 | Yuri Urbansky, National Ecological Center Ukraine


A Safe and Comfortable Home - Brochure on WECF project Home Comforts
Creating local capacity for improved rural living standards through affordable and sustainable energy and sanitation solutions
05.07.2011


111 Tage Fukushima - Post an Frau Merkel 57
Zurück auf Los mit Zeitverlust
30.06.2011 | Pressemitteilung WECF/Projekt21plus


Two fruit dryers constructed and installed in the villages of Sabirabad and Saatli
“Community approaches to a better environment for all and poverty reduction in out of reach communities of rural Azerbaijan“
27.06.2011 | Anna Samwel


Aandeelhouders Delta moeten keuze maken: een schone of een kernenergie toekomst?
De aandeelhouders van energiebedrijf Delta treffen vandaag bij de ingang van de jaarlijkse aandeelhoudersvergadering een protestactie van milieuorganisaties en politieke partijen.
27.06.2011 | Persbericht Coalitie tegen Kernenergie


Workshop "Train the trainer/facilitator" at Ysyk kul in Kyrgyzstan
WECF partner & Kyrgyz NGO ALGA organised a Train the trainer/facilitator workshop at Ysyk Kyl in May
08.06.2011 | Claudia Wendland


KlimaSichten. Künstlerische Auseinandersetzungen zum Klimawandel
KlimaSichten ist ein künstlerisches Experiment. Es ist ein Workshop, eine Denkfabrik, eine Plattform für künstlerische Forschung und Produktion, ein interdisziplinärer und interkultureller Dialog zum Klimawandel
23.05.2011


Ballonnen voor Minister Verhagen
WECF doet mee aan protestactie van milieu organisaties bij Nederlands parlement
17.05.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche


Environmental organisations and political parties will protest against nuclear energy tuesday May 17 in front of the Dutch Parliament
Ballonnen voor Verhagen: Milieuorganisaties en politieke partijen protesteren dinsdagmiddag bij het Binnenhof tegen kernenergie - Vrijwilligers plaatsen 850 antikernenergieballonnen voor de ramen van de Tweede Kamer
16.05.2011 | Persbericht Coalitie Schoon Genoeg van Kernenergie


«Женщины Европы за общее будущее» (WECF) и арт-проект «Пространство для современного искусства» (PLATFORM3) объявляют о проведении конкурса для художников
Эксперимент «Климатический взгляд» - это диалог между искусством, наукой и повседневной жизнью, платформа для художественного исследования и творчества, будет проходить в формате десятидневного тренинга в Мюнхене, Германия в сентябре 2011 года.
09.05.2011 | Sabine Bock


Women must get their fair share of climate finance
At the end of April, a committee of countries chosen to work out the details of a U.N.-backed Green Climate Fund holds its first meeting in Mexico, to discuss how to get the fund up and running.
29.04.2011 | Nina Somera, Gendercc.net


Brochure WECF Nederland: Verbetering van het welzijn op het platteland met duurzame energie
Duurzame energie in rurale gebieden - praktische oplossingen
12.04.2011


WECF representative Marine Franck at Bangkok Climate pre-negotiations for UNFCCC COP17
WECF's Marine Frank is in Bangkok as interim focal point for session for the women and gender constituency, together with partners from WEDO, Gendercc, APWLD and others
07.04.2011 | Sabine Bock


WECF and Climate Justice Coalition partner Friends of the Earth support demand of more than 90 environmental and social organisations for limiting role of the World Bank in designing Green Climate Fund
NGO letter to the World Bank and the Transitional Committee
07.04.2011


Start up week for Energy Project in the EEC Region
The project 'Building local capacity for development of thermal solar and insulation technologies' was launched February 15-19 in Georgia
31.03.2011 | Anna Samwel, Regina Drexel


Building local capacity for domestic solar heating, hot water and insulation for rural and remote areas in the EEC region
The action will contribute to improved health, reduced poverty and increased energy security in 22 rural communities in 7 EEC countries, through demonstrating domestic solar heating, hot water and insulation measures
25.03.2011


It is just a matter of time until the next catastrophe
Mayak - Chernobyl - Lessons not Learned - poster presentation
22.03.2011


"The Women of Chernobyl"
25 years ago, one of the four reactors at the Chernobyl nuclear power station exploded. The consequences were devastating for everyone who was directly and indirectly exposed to the radiation. Women were the first to suffer from the contamination.
22.03.2011 | The Fresh Outlook, Rosalia Sgueglia


Women and Environmental Network - WECF - very concerned about the effects of radiation on the reproductive health of women and girls
Even low dose radiation has a great effect on reproductive health and reproduction
18.03.2011 | WECF Press Release


Nuclear Energy is not an option – it’s too susceptible to climate change and natural disasters
"We have not only lost our past, but also our future" - Natalia Manzurova, one of the few remaining liquidators of Chernobyl
16.03.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche


WECF Field Officer Central Asia Fedde Jorritsma fietst over de wereld om mensen te inspireren voor een duurzame samenleving
De educatieve fiets-expeditie 'Bike the Earth' zoekt fietsers, trainers en partners
16.03.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche and Fedde Jorritsma


The Critical Question - first hand reports from the frontlines of the nuclear fuel chain
Available in English, French and German, "The Critical Question" offers first hand reports from individuals who have been effected by the nuclear power industry. In this booklet, insiders report on their direct experiences of uranium mining and enrichment, nuclear disasters and on the storage of radioactive substances.
16.03.2011


WECF Director Germany spoke at anti-nuclear rally Monday March 14 in Munich
"Wir können uns schwer vorstellen wie es gerade in Japan ist. Fassungslos verfolgen wir die apokalyptischen Nachrichten und Bilder in den Medien. Es ist erneut deutlich geworden: die Kernenergie ist nicht beherrschbar – egal wie oft wir die Sicherheit überprüfen"
16.03.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche


Solidarität für Japan und Wut auf Atompolitik
Tausende Münchner solidarisieren sich mit Japan und gehen gegen Atomenergie auf die Straße
15.03.2011 | Press Release Green City


Europees Vrouwen- en Milieunetwerk WECF stelt: Kernenergie mag nooit een optie zijn!
Nucleaire gevolgen natuurramp Japan dramatisch - kernenergie te gevoelig voor klimaatverandering en natuurrampen
15.03.2011 | WECF Press Release


Women’s and Environmental Network WECF: Nuclear Energy is not an option – it’s too susceptible to climate change and natural disasters
WECF Director Germany speaks at anti-nuclear rally today, March 14, at Karlsplatz Square, in Munich: “Our concern and solidarity go out to the people of Japan”.
14.03.2011 | WECF Press Release


WECF actively involved in at UNEP’s Global Forum and Governing Council, in Nairobi, Kenya
140 ministers of environment meet at the United Nations Environment Programme in preparation of Rio+20
25.02.2011 | Sascha Gabizon


Harnessing solar energy
“Thermal, solar and insulation technologies and policies in Georgia” was the focus of an international conference
25.02.2011 | Georgia Today


Towards Rio +20: The Role of Civil Society - Panel Presentation by Christine von Weizsäcker
Panel Presentation by Christine von Weizsäcker, President of WECF's Board of Trustees from the GMGSF 12 in Nairobi, Kenya
21.02.2011 | Christine von Weizsaecker


Men's and Women's different impact on climate
Men consume between 70 and 80 percent more energy than women in Germany and Norway, 100 percent more in Sweden, and up to 350 percent more in Greece
17.02.2011 | IPS, Julio Godoy, Tierramerica


International Conference “Thermal solar and insulation technologies and policies in Georgia”
On February 15, International Conference “Thermal solar and insulation technologies and policies in Georgia” was organized in Sheraton Metekhi Palace
16.02.2011 | REC Caucasus


Kyrgyzstan: Home Comforts - Creating local capacity for improved rural living standards via sustainable energy and sanitation
Reduce poverty via sustainable development, specifically through improved access to basic resources such as energy and safe sanitation
15.02.2011 | WECF Project


Kino gegen Atomkraft - WECF e. V. promoted Dokumentation zu den unbeachteten Risiken des Uranabbaus
YELLOW CAKE – Die Lüge von der sauberen Energie
09.02.2011 | WECF Press Release


Premiere in Süddeutschland: Dokumentation zeigt die unbeachteten Risiken des Uranabbaus
YELLOW CAKE – Die Lüge von der sauberen Energie
01.02.2011 | WECF Press Release


More climate change through sustainable agriculture in Germany - Federal government should not obstruct better EU agricultural policy any longer
Mehr Klimaschutz durch nachhaltige Landwirtschaft in Deutschland - Bundesregierung darf eine bessere EU-Agrarpolitik nicht länger behindern
25.01.2011 | Joint Press Release Klima Allianz


Resource centre for Water, Sanitation and Renewable Energy opened in Western Georgia by RCDA
Regional resource centre for Water, Sanitation and Renewable Energy was festively opened in Khamiskuri, Khobi district on 26th November 2010 by RCDA and local and regional authorities with participation of WECF, Greens Movement and other WECF partners
18.01.2011 | Anna Samwel


WECF in Cancun: Final Women and Gender Intervention
Women’s rights are human rights. No agreement, decision or mechanism on climate change will be effective or successful without the full respect of women’s rights and the recognition of our valuable knowledge.
10.12.2010 | Sabine Bock


WECF in Cancun: Women and Gender Constituency - a Report
Drawing upon global commitments to gender equality and women’s rights and the Millennium Development Goals, the members of Women and Gender Constituency work to ensure human rights and the gender dimension are incorporated into UNFCCC negotiations, agreements, plans and actions.
10.12.2010 | Sabine Bock


WECF in Cancun: Intervention 7 December 2010, AWG-KP contact group on stocktaking
By Sabine Bock, WECF on behalf of the Women and Gender Constituency
07.12.2010 | Sabine Bock


Die Kernfrage - The Nuclear Question
Insider berichten von ihren Erfahrungen mit der Atomenergie – Eine Veranstaltung von WECF (Women in Europe for a Common Future) und des BayernForums der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung am 2. Dezember im Münchner Künstlerhaus
07.12.2010 | Presseinformation


WECF in Cancun: WECF Intervention on Keeping Nuclear out of CDM, 1 December 2010
Intervention at UNFCCC COP 16 Cancun, By Sabine Bock, WECF
01.12.2010 | Sabine Bock


WECF in Cancun: Joint Intervention Women and Gender Constituency
Rachel Harris from WEDO delivered joint intervention on November 30 in Cancun
01.12.2010 | Sabine Bock


Way to Cancun: Mexico zet fietsen in op klimaattop
WECF coalitiepartner I-CE, Interface for Cycling Expertise, ondersteunt fietsevenement op 6 december
30.11.2010


WECF in Cancun: Intervention written by Sabine Bock on 29 November 2010 at UNFCCC COP 16 Cancun
Intervention prepared by Sabine Bock, WECF Climate and Energy coordinator, for the Women and gender Constituency
30.11.2010 | Sabine Bock


WECF in Cancun: position statement on Women & Climate Change
CANCUN COP 16 UNFCCC - November 2010
30.11.2010 | Marine Franck


Gender and Climate Change: an Introduction
Textbook edited by Irene Dankelman, former chair WECF's International Advisory Board, with contributions from WECF
30.11.2010


Way to Cancun: Global Forest Coalition Report - Getting to the Roots
Underlying Causes of Deforestation and Forest Degradation, and Drivers of Forest Restoration
29.11.2010 | WECF news


Flemish Gezinsbond (Union of Families) organised conference dedicated to the Child Norm
WECF oprichtster Marie Kranendonk key note speaker tijdens studiedag gezinsbond Brussel
24.11.2010 | Chantal van den Bossche


Towards Cancun
Civil Society organisations engage policy makers in a dialogue on effective climate programmes and policies for Central Asia – results of climate forum CAEFOCC II, Almaty, 11-12 October 2010
23.11.2010 | Sabine Bock


Diskussionsveranstaltung: Die Kernfrage – Insider berichten über ihre Erfahrungen mit der Kernenergie
Presseinformation
18.11.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Support of climate protection via sustainable energy by training and capacity building of local partner NGOs in Caucasus and Central Asia and networking between them
„Förderung des Klimaschutzes durch nachhaltige Energie mittels Training, Kapazitätsausbau und Vernetzung lokaler NRO-Partner im Kaukasus und in Zentralasien“
04.11.2010


Georgia: Create local capacity for sustainable development
New EU financed project started in Georgia
02.11.2010


WECF conducted trainings on solar collector constructions in the framework of the GTZ/regional programme in Central Asia
In the framework of GTZ/ Regional Programme on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Central Asia 9-13 October a training have been successfully conducted in Dushanbe on solar collector construction in particular thermo-siphons
02.11.2010 | Fedde Jorritsma, Dushanbe


Support the Coalition for Climate Justice
The Coalition for Climate Justice is an alliance of 4 sustainable development organisations – Women in Europe for a Common Future, Interface for Cycling Expertise, Global Forest Coalition and Friends of the Earth International – and their 264 partners in more than 65 developing countries
02.11.2010 | Chantal van den Bossche


Coalition for Climate Justice submitted its 5-year programma proposal to Dutch Ministry Development Cooperation
The Coalition for Climate Justice, which is lead by WECF, has submitted its 5-year programme-proposal to the Netherlands Ministry for Development Cooperation (MFSII grant programme) on October 26th 2010
26.10.2010 | WECF news


Annual Report WECF 2009
WECF gathers forces as a network to meet the next set of challenges facing us in the coming years
11.10.2010


WHO’s working group on climate and sustainable development concerned with recent climate changes
World Health Organization published its 10th Europe Global Change and Health alert and introduced a new working group Climate change, green health services and sustainable development (CGS)
29.09.2010


Green bridges Munich - Warsaw II
Mayors meeting on ecofarming held in Glonn by Munich
28.09.2010


Create local capacity for sustainable development
The project is a continuation and scaling up of Empowerment and Local Action program
22.09.2010


FEDER (Fonds européen de développement régional)
France
22.09.2010


EU climate chief calls for new carbon mechanisms
More money for poorest nations, pilot projects
07.09.2010 | Reuters


GenderCC Newsletter
New issue of the GenderCC-Newsletter is already available.
16.08.2010 | GenderCC


Russia - Forest fires and nuclear plants: how to avoid the worst scenario?
Forest fires are spreading in the Moscow region, getting closer to nuclear plants, including Mayak, a plant dedicated to the disposal of nuclear waste
11.08.2010 | WECF Press Release


All is not well: climate negotiations in a new avatar
Climate change negotations have been warmed up again.
10.08.2010 | Sunita Narain


Community approaches to a better environment for all and poverty reduction in out of reach communities of rural Azerbaijan
Practical training how to construct solar collector, fruit dryer and solar distiller was carried out in project regions in Azerbaijan
10.08.2010 | Anna Samwel


Bonn: Climate Negotiations more effective including women and gender awareness
Climate negotiations more effective if guided by long-term vision – this must include women and gender awareness
06.08.2010 | Joint Press Release


Coalition for Climate Justice enter into second phase for funding from Netherlands Ministry of Development Cooperation
Coalition lead by WECF has passed first selection round
03.08.2010 | WECF Press Release


Коалиция за Климатическую Справедливость вошла во второй тур в получении субсидирования от Министерства по Развитию Сотрудничества Нидерландов.
Коалиция, возглавляемая WECF, прошла первый отборочный тур.
02.08.2010 | WECF Press Release


Citizen’s initiative on the phasing out of nuclear energy postcards to chancellor Merkel
Initiative zum Atomausstieg: Postkartenversand an Kanzlerin Merkel
08.07.2010 | WECF Event


Goldene Brennstab des Monats Juli 2010 an Rainer Brüderle München
Im Monat Juli geht der Preis an Rainer Brüderle, Bundeswirtschaftsminister
08.07.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Feasibility study on CDM in households
The study covers household and community based projects in general; for practical examples in the Caucasus and Central Asia region, which is the target area of the work of WECF.
29.06.2010


WECF Publication "The Critical Question" available in French
Parution de La Question Centrale: Energie nucléaire témoignages d’expériences vécues en première ligne
22.06.2010


WECF Publication "Gender and Climate Change"
WECF fosters the participation of women and men from the EECCA region in its delegations attending international meetings on climate change as the whole region is underrepresented and supports participation of women in climate change negotiations as women’s views and visions are not yet sufficiently taken into account
21.06.2010


"Women are more and in different ways affected by climate change"
Frauen sind vom Klimawandel heftiger betroffen als Männer WECF fordert, Frauen stärker in den Prozess der Klimastrategien mit einzubeziehen
15.06.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Still lack of ambition and knowledge gaps in climate change negotiations
People-centred research needed, says Gender CC in Press Release
11.06.2010 | Press Release Gender CC


CSD 18: Report of the United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development reflects input by Women and NGO major groups
The UN CSD 18th session focussed on the problems and needs for global action in the areas of chemicals and waste management, mining, transport and consumption and production.
11.06.2010 | Sascha Gabizon


The way to Cancun: Climate Alliance organised colourful demonstration in centre of Bonn to mark UN Environment Day
During Bonn Climate conference in preparation of the next Climate Summit in Mexico in December, WECF took part in Climate Alliance demonstration in the centre of Bonn
11.06.2010 | Magdalena Black


Auf dem Weg nach Cancun
EcoMujer, WECF und WLOE mit "Frauenflügel" am 5. Juni 2010 in Bonn dabei
11.06.2010 | Magdalena Black


"The Critical Question" and "Die Kernfrage" - new WECF publications on nuclear's impact on people's lives
Neue WECF-Publikation: Interviews mit Männern und Frauen, die über ihre persönlichen Erfahrungen mit der Kernenergie erzählen (deutscher Text unten, Bestellmöglichkeit rechts)
11.06.2010


"Die Kernfrage" WECF-Publikation
Interviews mit Männern und Frauen, die über ihre persönlichen Erfahrungen mit der Kernenergie erzählen (deutscher Text unten, Bestellmöglichkeit rechts)
11.06.2010


WECF presents statement of the women major group at the ministerial roundtable dialogue on coordination between UN agencies
The women's statement received support from Switzerland, Ghana and the USA
09.06.2010


Der Goldene Brennstab des Monats Juni 2010
Dr. Johannes Teyssen, E.on Vorstandsvorsitzender (CEO)
09.06.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


The way to Cancun: WECF at UNFCCC Climate Change Talks in Bonn
Side-event, exhibition booth, climate action and an intervention at the AWG KP opening session by Sabine Bock of WECF on behalf of the Women and Gender Constituency
08.06.2010 | WECF report


The way to Cancun: WECF Feasibility study on CDM presented at UNFCCC side event
“Gender and Climate Change research: gaps, questions, and potentials” was the title of an event co-organised by WECF, Bridge, Gendercc, Life E.v. and the Gender and Disaster Network
08.06.2010 | Chantal van den Bossche


Dutch Report: gigatonne CO2-reduction gap
Today (1.6.2010) the Dutch Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) released a report carried out by Ecofys evaluating the pledges of the Copenhagen Accord
01.06.2010 | Dutch Environmental Assessment Agency


EcoMujer, WECF and WLOE e.V. call for women's action for climate justice on Saturday, June 5, 2010, in Bonn, Germany
EcoMujer, WECF und WLOE e.V. laden zu einer Frauenaktion am Samstag 5. Juni 2010 in Bonn ein
01.06.2010 | Magdalena Black


Un étudiant français en Licence Pro Maitrise des énergies renouvelables réalise un stage de 4 mois en Allemagne et au Kirghizstan
Grâce à un partenariat entre WECF France, l’IUT d’Annecy et le lycée Jean Monet, un étudiant français en Licence Pro Maitrise des énergies renouvelables réalise un stage de 4 mois en Allemagne et au Kirghizstan.
01.06.2010 | WECF France


CSD 18: WECF member speaks at high level UN conference on need for global uranium mining monitoring and clean-up
WECF member Kaisha Atakhanova speaks on the need for stronger control of uranium mining
30.05.2010


WAFD
Women’s Action for Development
28.05.2010


INSEDA
Integrated Sustainable Energy and Ecological Development Association
28.05.2010


CSD 18: Almoustapha Alhacen reports on uranium mining in Niger
During the 18th Session of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD) in New York, during which mining and waste in its current 2-year cycle was addressed, WECF invited Almoustapha Alhacen, President of t AGHIRIN’ MAN (Niger) to present the situation on uranium mining in Niger
21.05.2010 | WECF Report


CSD 18: WECF Side Event on Uranium Mining - Clear Perspectives on a Dirty Business
Testimonies from indigenous people from uranium mining communities raise serious questions about industry's accountability during 18th session of UN Commission for Sustainable Development in New York
21.05.2010 | WECF Report


CSD 18: WECF speakers demand a nuclear free climate agreement!
Friday 14th May, during the negotiations on the United Nations Nuclear Proliferation Treaty (NPT) taking place at the UN Headquarters in New York, Bremley Lyngdoh on behalf of WECF and the indigenous people affected by uranium mining spoke during the Side Event entitled Access to Civil Nuclear Energy
18.05.2010 | WECF Press Release


CSD 18: WECF speakers demand a nuclear free climate agreement
18.05.2010 | WECF Press Release


Projekt 21 plus
18.05.2010


Mütter gegen Atomkraft
18.05.2010


Sortir du Nucléaire
French antinuclear coalition
18.05.2010


Green City
18.05.2010


Energia Klub
Energy efficiency, renewable resources, climate protection, conventional energy resources and energy policy.
18.05.2010


Atmosfair
Klimabewusst fliegen
18.05.2010


Christiana Figueres Appointed New UNFCCC Executive Secretary
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Christiana Figueres as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat based in Bonn, Germany
17.05.2010 | UNFCCC Press Release


WECF training in Georgia for participants from Azerbaijan: ‘Introduction to alternative technologies for sustainable rural development’
Training: ‘Introduction to alternative technologies for sustainable rural development’ organized for Azeri participants at the Demonstration Center Misaktsieli, Georgia
10.05.2010 | Anna Samwel


WECF on Climate and Sustainable Consumption at the Ecumenical Church Days
Common exhibition stand of WECF - Women in Europe for a Common Future, Mütter gegen Atomkraft e.V. und projekt21plus
04.05.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Der Goldene Brennstab des Monats Mai 2010
Hermann Gröhe, CDU, Generalsekretär
04.05.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM)
The Netherlands
30.04.2010


Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), European Cooperation
The Netherlands
30.04.2010


Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinBuza), Development Cooperation
The Netherlands
30.04.2010


German Federal Environment Agency (UBA)
Germany
30.04.2010


Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
Germany
30.04.2010


DG Environment
European Commission
30.04.2010


Local Climate Change Action - Germany
Moving climate protection closer to the people
28.04.2010


WECF Award Ceremony at CSD 18 "Uranium Mining – Clear Perspectives on a Dirty Business”
Award Ceremony and testimonies by Indigenous Peoples from uranium mining communities
27.04.2010 | WECF Invitation


Chernobyl Day, April 26
Nuclear Energy can never be a solution for Climate Change!
23.04.2010 | WECF Press Release


Chernobyl Day, April 26
Nuclear Energy can never be a solution for Climate Change!
23.04.2010 | WECF Press Release


100% renewables 'feasible by 2050', EU told
EU could cut its emissions by more than 90% by 2050 by moving to produce all its energy from renewable sources, according to the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), an industry group
20.04.2010 | Euractiv.com


Empowerment & Local Action (ELA)
Building the capacity of poor local communities in rural areas
19.04.2010


Belarus - Citizens involvement
Developing multi-stakeholder cooperation in the areas of water, waste and energy efficiency in Belarus
19.04.2010 | WECF Project


Energy efficient stoves and policy gaps under CDM
Article by Sabine Bock, WECF Energy Coordinator and Robert Mueller from Atmosfair for PICA bulletin
14.04.2010 | Sabine Bock and Robert Mueller


Energy efficient stoves and policy gaps under CDM
Article by Sabine Bock, WECF Energy Coordinator and Robert Mueller from Atmosfair for PICA bulletin
14.04.2010 | Sabine Bock and Robert Mueller


Germany. 8000 anti-nuclear activists demonstrate in 53 cities
WECF supports demonstration in Munich (text in German)
12.04.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


The Copenhagen Accord - the way forward
Press Statement by the Women’s and Gender Constituency, Bonn, 10 April 2010
10.04.2010 | Chantal van den Bossche


The Copenhagen Accord - the way forward
Press Statement by the Women’s and Gender Constituency, Bonn, 10 April 2010
10.04.2010 | Chantal van den Bossche


WECF's Golden Fuel Rod of April 2010 goes to German chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel
In diesem Monat geht der Preis an Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel
10.04.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


WECF's Golden Fuel Rod of April 2010 goes to German chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel
In diesem Monat geht der Preis an Bundeskanzlerin Dr. Angela Merkel
10.04.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


WECF and Kyrgyz partner Unison postpone climate conference on Central Asia until further notice
All partners and staff in Kyrgyzstan of WECF unharmed
09.04.2010 | WECF Press Release


WECF and Kyrgyz partner Unison postpone climate conference on Central Asia until further notice
All partners and staff in Kyrgyzstan of WECF unharmed
09.04.2010 | WECF Press Release


The Second Central Asian–European Forum on Climate Change” POSTPONED
Due to polical situation in Kyrgyzstan the conference has been postponed up untill further notice
30.03.2010 | Sabine Bock


Closing conference Sharing lessons learned in Belarus WECF project
Closing conference Sharing lessons learned in the project “Developing Multi-stakeholder Co-operation in the Areas of Water, Waste and Energy Efficiency in Belarus“
24.03.2010 | Bistra Mihaylova


The Golden Nuclear Fuelrod Award for worst comments
WECF Germany awards each month a person of public interest who has made an ignorant remark on nuclear energy. Nuclear power is again in Germany, since the elections, an issue of the public debate.
20.03.2010 | WECF Campaign


Der Goldene Brennstab des Monats März 2010
WECF Germany awards each month a person of public interest who has made an ignorant remark on nuclear energy. Nuclear power is again in Germany, since the elections, an issue of the public debate.
20.03.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Der Goldene Brennstab des Monats März 2010
WECF Germany awards each month a person of public interest who has made an ignorant remark on nuclear energy. Nuclear power is again in Germany, since the elections, an issue of the public debate.
20.03.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


Der Goldene Brennstab
Mit dem Goldenen Brennstab des Monats prämiert die Umwelt- und Frauenorganisation WECF (Women in Europe for Common Future) jeden Monat eine Person öffentlichen Interesses für einen herausragenden Ausspruch zum Thema Kernenergie.
20.03.2010 | WECF Campaign


Why are women being left out of climate decision-making?
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced an important new climate change financing group last week, but out of the 19 people named, no women were included.
08.03.2010 | The U.N. Men's Club


Parma 2010: “Binnenlucht: verborgen gevaar in baby’s slaapkamer”
Europees vrouwen- en milieunetwerk WECF publiceert resultaten van studie naar binnenlucht kwaliteit in kinderkamers in vier Europese landen volgende week op Ministeriële Conferentie “ Milieu en Gezondheid” in Parma , Italië
05.03.2010 | WECF the Netherlands Press Release


UGAM
Demonstration Center, Ecosan Idea Advancement, Ecotourism
23.02.2010


WECF publication presents 4 renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions for low income rural areas
The new WECF brochure presents how WECF experts and partners developed and adapted technolgies for solar water heaters, local insulation materials, biogas and solar food driers.
04.02.2010


IMF working on plans for "green fund"
The International Monetary Fund is working on proposals for a multibillion dollar "green fund" to help countries tap funds to deal with the effects of climate change, the head of the institution said on Saturday
02.02.2010 | Reuters


CAMP (Central Asian Mountain Partnership) Alatoo
Promote sustainable development in the mountain regions of Kyrgyzstan
31.01.2010


Tauziehen um die solare Zukunft
Gegen die Pläne der Bundesregierung für eine vorzeitige „Anpassung“ der Solarstromvergütung mobilisierte die Münchner Umweltschutzorganisation Green City zusammen mit weiteren Umweltschutzverbänden die Münchner Bürgerinnen und Bürger. Auf dem Münchener Marienplatz warnten die Demonstranten vor den Folgen einer Kürzung im zweistelligen Bereich, die den deutschen Mittelstand hart trifft, einen massiven Rückschritt für den Ausbau der Erneuerbaren Energien in Deutschland bedeutet und in erster Linie den großen Energieversorgern und Befürwortern der atomaren- und fossilen Energieversorgung in die Hände spielt.
28.01.2010 | Johanna Hausmann


China: Trying to Ban Plastic Bags
Effectiveness of plastic bag ban policy is questionable - researcher
27.01.2010 | Interfax


En direct de Copenhague : Succès de l’Appel des ONG internationales au Sommet des Nations Unies sur le Climat
Plus de 50000 personnes du monde entier demandent un "Accord sur le climat sans nucléaire"
15.12.2009 | WECF France


Live from Copenhagen: 200 NGOs in Action in Asia & Africa for Sustainable Energy
Joint Side Event by WECF & Inforse at the Bella Center in Copenhagen
14.12.2009 | WECF News


WECF's position on biofuels
WECF critical towards use of biofuels
01.12.2009


Climate Week in Georgia
From October 24-31 it was Climate Week in Georgia – The first large scale and coordinated Climate Campaign in this Caucasian country organised by WECF partner the Greens Movement of Georgia
01.11.2009 | Anna Samwel


Copenhagen Climate Summit 2009
WECF was present at the UN Climate Change Conference 2009
01.11.2009 | WECF Event


„Wrack ab!“ – 100 good reasons against nuclear energy (Publication in German)
WECF hilft beim Abwracken von Atomkraftwerken – machen Sie auch mit!
16.10.2009


French Report on construction of solar collectors in Georgia (Formation WECF: Construction de panneaux solaires, Georgie, mai 2009)
Les hivers rigoureux sont très courants dans la quasi-totalité de la Région EECCA, mais l’ensoleillement y est aussi très important, même en hiver, et l’énergie solaire reste donc utilisable.
22.09.2009 | Regina Drexel and Elisabeth Ruffinengo


Preparation for Copenhagen – climate protection and renewable energy as a chance for economy, politics and civil society in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia through technology and knowledge transfer
Wegbereitung für Kopenhagen – Klimaschutz und Erneuerbare Energien als Chance für Wirtschaft, Politik und Zivilgesellschaft in Osteuropa, Kaukasus und Zentralasien durch Technologie und Wissenstransfer
20.09.2009


WECF charity concert in Zaltbommel church for the people of Prislop big succes
930 euro was raised to give the children of Prislop a new roof. Donate now so that we can help more Prislop fathers repairing the leaking roofs of the houses in this Romanian settlement
08.03.2009 | Chantal van den Bossche


Annonce de la construction d’un second EPR, WECF dénonce un risque pour la santé, et une aberration écologique et économique.
Announcement of the construction of a second EPR, WECF denounces health risk and ecological and economic catastrophe
03.02.2009 | WECF France Press Release


Financing Climate Change from a gender and rights perspective - a report of the WAVE High Level Ministerial Side Event
The WAVE event took place during the 10th special session of the UNEP Governing Council meeting in Monaco, February 2008
30.09.2008


Non au choix du nucléaire! Oui à des énergies saines et non polluantes
WECF France reacts on the escape of uranium at nuclear site of Tricastin (Drôme) and at the French president's announcement of building second EPR
14.07.2008 | WECF Press Release


Study prepared for WECF: Biogas production in climates with long cold winters
WECF committed the Wageningen University of Research, the Netherlands (WUR) to do a study on the visibility and affordability of biogas production in climates with cold winters.
10.06.2008


Vozrozhdenie
New world-outlook is a new quality of life
01.02.2008


PAROS
Healthy Environment for Healthy Life
01.02.2008


BIOM
Local communities of Kyrgyzstan - for environmental safety!
01.02.2008


The Right to a Healthy Environment
How to use international legal mechanism for the protection of our environment and our health – a manual
19.12.2007


Don't Nuke the Climate!
WECF organizes anti-nuclear protest at Climate Conference in Bali
13.12.2007 | WECF Event


Nuclear is not a solution, it is too great a risk
WECF and Umweltinstitut München (Germany) publish flyers in which it states not to consider nuclear power an instrument to answer the challenge of climate change
06.12.2007


WECF at Bali UN Climate Change Conference
Posters of Mayak exhibition show that nuclear energy is not a solution to climate change
06.12.2007


The Cost of Poverty (Armenia)
WECF Partner Video on Energy Poverty and Indoor Air Pollution in Armenia, as seen by the Ministers of Health and Environment of the WHO Europe Region
16.08.2007 | Jasmine Osorio


WECF factsheet on the EU Sustainable Development Strategy
Accompanying information for the WECF Eco-Efficiency High level Round Table in Brussels
08.03.2007


WECF factsheet on Eco-Efficiency
Accompanying information for the WECF Eco-Efficiency High level Round Table in Brussels
08.03.2007


Chernobyl +20: "The victims should not have died for nothing"
Natalia Manzurova, liquidator having worked 4,5 years in Chernobyl, says we should not forget the catastrophe at WECF and LIFE press event (text in German)
25.04.2006 | Johanna Hausmann (in Kooperation mit Journalisten Akademie Hooffacker & Partner München)


Fighting Climate Change
Input from Women to Government: a study on climate change and gender.
23.03.2006 | Ulrike Röhr


Creating Sustainability
Report of the Workshop on the UN Commission on Sustainable Development cluster issues, and the UNECE CSD Regional Implementation Meeting taking place in Geneva (Switzerland), 14-16 December 2005.
09.03.2006 | Manana Juruli and Rusudan Simonidze


Improvement of environmental safety in rural Armenia.
AWHHE publication on health risks from Obsolete Pesticide Dumpsite in in a landslide area near a village
27.02.2006


Results of the “Gender & Energy / Climate Change” survey
A joint survey by WECF and Life e.V.
21.02.2006 | Ulrike Röhr


WISDOM
Women in Sustainable Development in Moldova
12.01.2006


Data - Facts - Arguments
A number of factsheets in Russian covering mobility, gender, energy, food production, waste and eco awareness
23.11.2005 | Ulrike Röhr


Lore Eco Club
Water and Sanitation, Renewable Energy
11.10.2005


Beijing 10+
Ten years after the commitment of worls leaders to strengthening women's rights and involvement worldwide, WECF organized a conference on Women, Health and Environment at the NGO Forum
01.02.2005 | WECF Event


A healthy climate?
Gender justice and climate protection. What are we doing?
17.11.2004


The Review of the EU SDS
Genanet and WECF review the EU sustainable development strategy. Deutsch / English.
12.10.2004


Factsheet on climate change, health and gender
A publication on the relationship between climate change, health and gender (english and russian).
15.09.2004


Cooperation for sustainable rural development in the Ukraine
Involving citizens and local authorities in rural Ukraine in improvement of drinking water, sanitation and agriculture.
25.05.2004


A powerful connection: gender & renewables
GENANET has brought out a new leaflet on the combined issue of gender and renewables.
23.05.2004


Statement from the Energy and Climate Working Group
The proposed statement of the energy and climate change working group during the European Women`s Conference on a sustainble future.
17.05.2004


Creating a sustainable perspective for the Urals
A partnership conference on sustainability in the Ural region in Russia.
17.05.2004


Green Week Report 2. - 5. June 2003
Report of the activities and commitments made by the WECF network and partners
14.05.2004


Mama-86
01.04.2004


World Summit on Sustainable Development
World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002 - pushing the gender issue
01.01.2002 | WECF Event