WECF Strategic Plan 2015-2020
A Just and Healthy Planet for All
July 02, 2015
Topic: Language: English
Eliminating the root causes of inequality are a pre-requisite for sustainable development. At the Rio+20 summit on sustainable development in 2012 it became once more clear, that better laws to ensure gender equality and reduce income inequalities are an essential first step, alongside reforming the macro-economic causes, such as unfair and unsustainable trade and investment regimes.
WECF Strategic Plan 2015-2020 (PDF)
WECF International is proud to present its Strategic Plan 2015-2020. We will work with our member organisations and strategic partners to help create civil society involvement at local and national in the implementation process of the Sustainable Development Goals. We will build on the many best practices, methodologies and tools developed in the last years in our “Empower Women benefits All - EWA” program in Caucasus, Asia and Africa. We will share the success of our “Switch to Sun” program of solar heaters for household and creating jobs for women and men in the area of sustainable energy, for which WECF was awareded with the Global Energy Award in 2015. We will build on the expertise developed on ecological sanitation systems for schools and households, with the addition of solar technologies to supply hot water for bathrooms, and solar food processing solutions. Through our capacity building and training programmes more than 50.000 women, men and children from low-income communities are showing every day how to implement the “Sustainable Development Goals” in an inclusive, equitable manner.
There is not time to loose. The world is reaching tipping points of massive biodiversity extinction, of irreversible climate change, chemical pollution and oceans choked from micro plastic waste. With our members and partners we will expand the best practices and scale these up by making sure they become part of national implementation plans. We will share the lessons from our partners in rural areas of Georgia on whose solar heating program became the core of a national climate mitigation action, thus setting an example for urgent action needed till 2020 when the new global Climate Agreement will start. We will continue to advocate for accountability of producers in particular regarding the switch away from hazardous chemicals and radiation to safe and sustainable products and services, that create decent jobs for women and men and safeguard our world for future generations.
We invite you to join us, as member, partner or sponsor, to work with us on achieving our goal of a Just and Healthy Planet for All!
Sascha Gabizon, Executive Director WECF