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Women's Environment and Development Organisation (WEDO)



The Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) is a women's global advocacy organization working to empower women as decision makers to achieve economic and social justice, a healthy and peaceful planet, and human rights for all. WEDO works with a variety of strategies to advance gender equality, which is a key component to sustainable development. Climate change is a major area of focus, and WEDO has been engaged in the UNFCCC negotiations in a sustained manner since 2007. Partners include governments, UN agencies and a wide range of civil society organizations and networks.

Action pledges 

Mainstreaming gender into climate change adaptation: data analysis, capacity building and learning platform

Further information

Climate Change Connections publication in English and French

WEDO's ongoing activities on adaptation and freshwater

Regional focus Africa and the Arab States
Asia and the Pacific
Caribbean and Central America
Least Developed Countries
North America
Small Island Developing States
South America
Sector Education and training
Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Human health
Transport, infrastructure and human settlements
Water resources
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Communications and awareness-raising
Monitoring and evaluation
NWP work area Research
Socio-economic information
Climate hazards Other
Operational scale Global

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.