Gender, food security, climate change and Rio+20
During the week of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, better known as Rio+20, IDS Knowledge Services are collecting and curating social media information both on the negotiations themselves, and on participants' experiences.
George Aboud, from the BRIDGE programme, highlights concerns about a tokenistic approach when it comes tackling gender inequality when addressing climate change and food insecurity.
Using Storify, BRIDGE is collecting and curating social media information to build a picture of the Rio +20 negotiations around gender, food security and climate change, reflect participants' expectations and experiences of the Summit and provide commentary on the proceedings.
Storify, a social media tool, enables us to pull together the very latest reports, blogs and tweets from participants attending the conference and analysts reflecting on the outcomes.
Are you at Rio+20?
It would be fantastic to hear about your opinions, follow your blog or tweets and feature them in the stories. You can get in contact by emailing George Aboud.
Please visit the BRIDGE Storify account to see all of this. By subscribing, you will receive updates every time BRIDGE posts a story on Rio +20 or other future issues.
Rio blogs digest
Summit Talks, hosted on our Eldis Communities site, provides both a digest of news and blogs on Rio from a range of media outlets, campaign organisations and individual blogs, providing a range of opinions on a range of issues.
The first e-discussion, which will take place on 26 and 27 June, will focus on nutrition in Malawi and Ethiopia, and more specifically on how Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) is playing out on the ground in both countries.
The second e-discussion, taking place on 28 June, will discuss the outcomes of Rio+20 World Summit for hunger and climate adaptation and examine how these can become a reality on the ground in Malawi and Ethiopia.
For more information about these discussions, or to get involved, contact:
- Karine Gatellier for the first e-discussion (26-27 June) on SUN
- Elly Hargreaves for the second e-discussion (28 June) on Rio+20
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A new online series of introductory guides throws light on the social impacts of climate change and offers insights into different approaches to adaptation. The Eldis Climate Change Resource Guide team has collaborated with organisations and experts around the world, compiling over 2,000 free research resources on key issues in climate change and development.
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