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  • Food - NIKK
    of cultured milk products Thus both women and men have an important though somewhat different role in relation to animal agriculture resulting in somewhat different CO2 emissions and thus also somewhat different environmental consequences 6 Another thing that studies show is that women and men view food differently when shopping 7 According to research women are generally more cost conscious than men They are also more likely to read the description of ingredients and avail themselves of the information contained therein A Norwegian study found that a majority of women wished that the lists could be made more comprehensive and would include all ingredients 38 percent of women 21 percent of men while slightly more men 44 percent vs 40 percent of women wished that the words used would be simpler and the lists shorter In other words there are differences in women s and men s food awareness which in turn affects the way they view sustainable consumption 8 Sustainable food In recent years the demand for sustainable food items has increased A Danish consumer survey 9 showed that women were more likely than men to think that all people share responsibility for ensuring that the goods that are produced are sustainable Women in particular 81 percent of those questioned wished that food and basic necessities bore climate markings 67 percent of men agreed This and other studies suggest that there are differences in what and how women and men consume resulting in different environmental emissions But more studies focusing on the environment are needed to be able to evaluate these differences and their consequences for climate change 10 On the other hand a Finnish study found that when it comes to throwing out food women in single households top the list In multiple person households the amount of food that is thrown away also depends on who is buying the food when women bought it more food was discarded than when a man alone or a man together with a woman had done the shopping 11 Why are the eating habits of men and women different The reasons behind gender based differences in eating habits are complex and there are many explanations for why women and men value different aspects in food when shopping 12 In western societies most people have a wide variety of options to choose from when buying food and their dietary habits and preferences are connected to their identities and what they are signalling to other people about it This also applies to gender identity to put it a bit stereotypically for example one may a picture how a real man would order a large steak while a real woman would choose a salad Eating habits also depend on the stage of life one finds oneself in and access to economic and cultural capital A Norwegian study for example suggests that for men class and meat consumption are closely correlated Women s meat consumption on the other hand is not influenced by differences in

    Original URL path: http://www.equalclimate.org/en/food/Food.9UFRnSYm.ips (2016-02-09)
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  • RIKK celebrates its 20th anniversary - NIKK
    the Centre for Women s and Gender Research at the University of Iceland celebrated its 20 th anniversary at the same time as the University of Iceland turned 100 years old RIKK has arranged similar conferences every fourth or fifth year to highlight topical themes within gender research but this year the conference for the first time had an international dimension Speakers included Cynthia Enloe from Clark University in the USA Beverley Skeggs from University of London in the UK and Joni Seager from Bentley University in the USA Seager s presentation about feminist angles to the climate discussion provided the impetus to arrange an international conference on Iceland about women and the climate The aim would be to create a declaration which would be presented during the conference in Rio in 2012 Hildur Fjóla Antonsdóttir the organiser for the RIKK conference noted that there is much interest both nationally and internationally for a conference of that type Preparations have already begun The conference would be arranged by departments within the University of Iceland such as RIKK GEST and EDDA and in cooperation with NGOs and other public institutions such as the national center for gender equality on Iceland RIKK

    Original URL path: http://www.equalclimate.org/en/news/archive/2011/RIKK+20th+anniversary.9UFRvQ2V.ips (2016-02-09)
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  • Lorem Ipsum - NIKK
    on governmental level Here you will find an overview of the activities on a governmental level Work on municipal level Here you will find an overview of the activities of Nordic municipalities Companies Here we present companies that have contributed towards enhancing the understanding of the relationship between gender and climate change Their work and good example can serve as an inspiration NGOs Here we present NGOs that have worked towards improving gender equality and sustainable development Here other organisations can also find examples and inspiration for their own activities The Nordic co operation around gender and climate change On the gender equality co operation section Finland has chosen to focus upon gender equality and climate change within its presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers 2011 Nordic cooperation around this theme began in 2008 when the Nordic gender equality ministers initiated the Gender and Climate Change project Read more Climate savvy companies show good practice On this webpage we highlight a number of companies that have worked on the relationship between gender and climate change You can read about Audur Capital the Nordic Investment Bank and Ecoloove Read more Green NGOs set the agenda You can also read about

    Original URL path: http://www.equalclimate.org/en/whats_being_done+/Efforts+and+Actors.9UFRjU0D.ips (2016-02-09)
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  • NIKK
    Women s potential to create innovations remains underutilized An emphasis on gender creates new products which include both men s and women s needs increases gender equality within technology and research and contributes to economic growth Read more Men s and Women s Carbon Footprints a tool for development Women and men have different carbon footprints How does this affect the work against climate change Read more Gender Mainstreaming Gender

    Original URL path: http://www.equalclimate.org/en/recommendations/Nordic+recommendations.9UFRnUYk.ips (2016-02-09)
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  • About Equal Climate - NIKK
    work Equal Climate is an electronic knowledge and ideaportal that highlights the relationship between gender and climate from a Nordic perspective The aim of the portal is to show how climate change and sustainable development work can be enhanced by including a gender perspective and information about for example differences regarding men s and women s consumption The portal collects knowledge about climate and gender from a number of different perspectives including transport consumption food and energy It also contains information about gender aware climate work in the Nordic countries as well as the Faroe Islands Greenland and Åland It furthermore contains information about activities reports and political decisionmaking regarding gender equality and climate change as well as portrays practical examples about how women and men and boys and girls are affected themselves and how they in turn affect climate change through their lifestyles and behaviour patterns It is a pro active and positive platform that can be used globally to portray good practice from the Nordic region and how the green Nordic region works to integrate gender equality into climate change work locally nationally and regionally Language Information is available in Swedish or Scandinavian Finnish and English Editorial staff

    Original URL path: http://www.equalclimate.org/en/about_equal_climate/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Contact us - NIKK
    Jump to search Contact us NIKK News Background Transport Energy Consumption Food What s being done Recommendations Links You are here Frontpage Contact us Contact You can contact us at nikk nikk gu se Search About Equal Climate Contact us

    Original URL path: http://www.equalclimate.org/en/contact_us/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Ajankohtaista - NIKK
    ja sukupuoli muodostivat Islannissa 4 5 2011 järjestetyn kansainvälisen konferenssin pääteemat Lue lisää noinRIKK vietti 20 vuotisjuhliaan Ministeri Tuomioja Ilmastonmuutos on tasa arvokysymys Suomen ulkoministeri Erkki Tuomioja huomioi että ilmastonmuutos vaikuttaa sekä maailman köyhyteen että tasa arvoon Lue lisää noinMinisteri Tuomioja Ilmastonmuutos on tasa arvokysymys Equal Climate julkaistiin Tasa arvoministeri Mimi Karlsen julkaisi Equal Climate tietopankin Lue lisää noinEqual Climate julkaistiin Pohjoismaiden tasa arvoministerit Sukupuolinäkökulmaa ilmastotyöhön Miten eri sektorit voisivat

    Original URL path: http://www.equalclimate.org/fi/ajankohtaista/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Taustaa - NIKK
    sisällyttämällä sukupuolinäkökulma Ilmastonmuutos ei ainoastaan vaikuta eteläiseen maapallonpuoliskoon Ilmastonmuutos koskettaa myös pohjoisia ja varsinkin arktisia alueita Vaikutukset eriytyvät usein sukupuolen mukaan Lue lisää noinIlmastonmuutos ei ainoastaan vaikuta eteläiseen maapallonpuoliskoon Ilmastonmuutos koskettaa myös pohjoisia ja varsinkin arktisia alueita Vaikutukset eriytyvät usein sukupuolen mukaan Pohjoismaissa tarvitaan päästöjen vähentämistä elämäntapojen muuttamista ja sopeutumista Naiset ja miehet eroavat kulutukseltaan energian käytöltään ja suhtautumiseltaan ilmastoon Lue lisää noinPohjoismaissa tarvitaan päästöjen vähentämistä elämäntapojen muuttamista ja sopeutumista

    Original URL path: http://www.equalclimate.org/fi/taustaa/ (2016-02-09)
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