The president of World Resources Institute Dr. Andrew Steer talked about his inspiration from the late Prof. Wangari Maathai’s work to the guests who attended the meeting including Ms. Wanjira Mathai, Chair of the GBM Board and Project leader for the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies (WMI) who was the guest of honor and the GBM team attending the COP 20.
GBM 2014 Climate Change Report: "Integrating Climate Action and Communities Using the Landscape Approach. Lessons from the Green Belt Movement"
Addressing gender inequality remains critical to achieving climate resilience.
Some of the most effective efforts to address climate change are going on at the grassroots level far away from the negotiation tables. This is where the action takes place yet their voices are seldom heard.
This report shares GBM's experiences and lessons from forest carbon projects and integrated forest landscape approaches to climate change.
The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol is taking place from 1 to 12 December. COP 20/CMP 10 is being hosted by the Government of Peru, in Lima, Peru.
The community TOTs training for western Aberdares came to a close with empowered community leaders eager and energetic to go and transform their communities.
Mr Roger Northcott, Board Member GBMI-Europe pays a courtesy visits to the Green Belt Movement (GBM) Kenya office and receives briefing from the programmes, finance department. Also present is the Executive Director (GBM).
Courtesy call by Sean DeWitt, Director, Global Restoration Initiative at the World Resources Institute
Mr. Sean DeWitt, Director, Global Restoration Initiative Food, Forests & Water Program at the World Resources Institute during a courtesy visit to the Green Belt Movement office Nairobi. It was an honor for him to water the tree that late Prof. Wangari Maathai planted after winning the Nobel Prize.
Training rural women for environmental, economic and livelihood improvement in the great lakes region for western Aberdares kicked off today. The community leaders are undergoing training on transformative leadership, Natural resources management and sustainable clean energy entrepreneurship.
Ms. Wanjira Mathai, Director ,wPOWER Project Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies will be attending the Cookstoves Future Summit and moderating a panel on Nov 20th a 930am at the Gallery Ballroom, Conrad Hotel on "Why the Future is Now: the Need to Scale Clean Cooking Rapidly". Read More: http://cookstovesfuturesummit.org/
Maggie Baxter, Chair of the UK Board visits the Green Belt Movement Kenya office.
The Wangari Maathai Award for Civic Participation in Sustainability, inaugurated by The Rockefeller Foundation, The Bette Midler Family Trust, and Million Trees NYC, is an annual $10,000 cash award granted to two New York City public high school seniors.