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Gender and Environment Breakfast

31/05/2017 - 08:30 - 10:00
GEN Event

This event is co-organised by Women@thetable, UN Environment and the Geneva Environment Network Secretary.

Join us for a Gender & Environment Breakfast, on Wednesday 31 May at 8.30am, at Maison de la Paix.

The breakfast event will include a discussion on the Global Gender and Environment Outlook with the lead author, co-authors and guests, moderated by Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, the Founder and Executive Director of Women@TheTable. Caitlin co-founded the International Gender Champions.

The lead author of the report, Joni Seager, is an activist and scholar in feminist geography, gender & environment, and global environmental policy. Joni is Professor and Chair of the Global Studies Department at Bentley University in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the author of many books, including four editions of the award-winning Atlas of Women in the World, two editions of The State of the Environment Atlas.

Other discussants

Elena Villalobos Prats is responsible for capacity development and country support in the Climate Change and Health team at the World Health Organization. Elena has developed guidance and training materials on gender, climate change and health, and was a contributing author to the 2016 Global Gender and Environment Outlook.

Sarah Leugers is the Director of Communications at Gold Standard. Gold Standard works with developers in Africa and Asia to develop and certify ‘cleaner cookstoves’ projects, which empower women and provide a number of economic, educational and social opportunities.

Seline Meijer has been working for the People in Nature (PiN) initiative at IUCN, focusing on systematic data collection, analysis and documentation for landscape level assessment of people’s material uses of nature.

Opening Remarks

Jan Dusik, Director, Europe Office, UN Environment, International Gender Champion - Geneva


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More information

For more information the events taking place in Geneva to celebrate World Environment Day and the European Sustainable Development Week this year at


Maison de la Paix (Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva)