Climate change

Nasivvik – Centre for Inuit Health and Changing Environments

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Research

Research Centre at Laval University focused on the health impacts for Inuit people in Canada’s Arctic.

Primary Telephone: 
705 748 1011 ext 7242
Email Address: 
http://www.nasivvik.ulaval.ca/en/contact
Fax Number: 
705 748 1416
Street Address: 
Kristeen McTavish, Nasivvik Centre Coordinator, Indigenous Studies Department, Trent University
Addt'l Street Address: 
1600 West Bank Dr.
City: 
Peterborough
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K9J 7B8
Country: 
Canada

Gender CC–Women for Climate Justice

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Spanish
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

A global network of women, gender activists and experts working for gender and climate justice.

Primary Telephone: 
+49.30.21980088
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@gendercc.net
Fax Number: 
+49.30.30879825
Street Address: 
Anklamer Str. 38
City: 
10155 Berlin
Country: 
Germany

Worldwatch Institute

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Advocacy
Policy development

Delivers the insights and ideas that empower decision makers to create an environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs. Focuses on the 21st-century challenges of climate change, resource degradation, population growth, and poverty by developing and disseminating solid data and innovative strategies for achieving a sustainable society.

Primary Telephone: 
(202) 452-1999
Email Address: 
worldwatch@worldwatch.org
Fax Number: 
Fax: (+1) 202.296.7365
Street Address: 
1776 Massachusetts Ave., NW
City: 
Washington, D.C.
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20036
Country: 
Canada

Women and climate change: vulnerabilities and adaptive capacities

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English
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Online
Author: 
Lorena Aguilar
Publisher: 
Worldwatch Institute
Publication Date: 
2009

From State of the World 2009: Into a Warming World, this report looks at the international impacts of climate change on women.

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Available online.

Winning the war on cancer : Cancer prevention: Rachel Carson’s "imperative" need

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Liz Armstrong
Angela Rickman
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

A retrospective look at the forty-five years that have followed the release of Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring, that both struck the match that lit the modern environmental movement but also provided an eloquent, compelling argument that man-made substances were driving cancer rates to alarming levels.

Feeling the heat: Women’s health in a changing climate

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Kirsty Duncan
Edition: 
Vol. 10, N. 2
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2008
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the importance of gender issues when addressing climate change. Women and girls represent half of the world's population and are likely to experience very different health impacts compared to men and boys. Women are generally poorer than men and more dependent than men on primary resources that are threatened by changes in climate.

Climate change and Canada: An untapped opportunity to advance gender equality?

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Jimena Eyzaguirre
Edition: 
Vol. 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses why gender must be addressed in climate change policy. Looks at how establishing goals and priorities in climate protection requires the insights and expertise of both men and women, how preferences and abilities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions differ between Canadian men and women, that the vulnerability of women to the impacts of climate change tend to to be different from that of men, and how governments are responsible for ensuring the fair distribtuion of benefits of climate policy and programs.

Canada’s North in a changing climate: Hearing from the women of Nain

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Meena Nallainathan
Edition: 
Vol 11, N. 1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses research done where women's insights about climate change came from their experiences travelling, hunting, harvesting, hanging fish and laundry outdoors to dry and raising their families.

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