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Part II: Gender and Health in the Context of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change

Date:17 November 2017
Author:GHLG Blog
On 16 October 2017, GHLG member Marlies Hesselman participated in an event on new CEDAW General Recommendation 36 on Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate. This two-part post is based on Hesselman’s commentary in response to the presentation of the Draft General Recommendation by CEDAW Committee member Hilary Gbedemah. Part I of this entry discussed the intimate links between gender, health, climate and disaster risk reduction and included examples of practical challenges for women.

Part I: Gender and Health in the Context of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change

Date:15 November 2017
Author:GHLG Blog
On 16 October 2017, GHLG member Marlies Hesselman participated in an event on the new CEDAW General Recommendation on Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction in a Changing Climate. This two-part post is based on her commentary in response to the presentation of the Draft General Recommendation by CEDAW Committee member Hilary Gbedemah, and is published on the occasion of COP23 in Bonn.

Milieudefensie and Others v the State: Will the Dutch State Be Ordered to Reduce Air Pollution?

Date:01 March 2017
Author:GHLG Blog
At the time of writing there is a remarkable case pending in the Netherlands concerning the effects of air pollution on the health of the population. Two foundations and 57 individual plaintiffs have launched a case against the Dutch State in which they ask the court to order the State to reduce air pollution below the European maxima to the norms set in the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on air quality. If the case is successful, this will have significant consequences for the government as it will be ordered to protect the health of its citizens in a more effective manner by improving air quality. What are the chances of the plaintiffs succeeding in winning the case?

COP21 and the Right to Health: A Right to a Healthy Climate Deal?

Date:09 December 2015
Author:GHLG Blog
This week leaders of the world gather to negotiate and seal the deal on a new climate change agreement. What can we as citizens expect from it?

Energy poverty, climate change, and the right to health

Date:14 October 2015
Author:GHLG Blog
Yesterday, a main Dutch news paper, the NRC, reported that 13 Dutch big and small development organizations and private companies, united in the ‘Dutch Approach for Clean Cooking Solutions’, have asked for or support that the Dutch government continue to sponsor clean cooking stove alternatives in developing countries, partially because the effects for climate change would be positive.