United Nations to Organize List of Green Women

This week, the Women's Environmental Network (WEN) drew our attention to a new list, to be compiled by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The list, meant to pay tribute to the contributions of women to environmental conservation and management, will include "influential women in the field of the environment who UNEP believes should be honored and whose work should be recognized." Individuals and organizations can send in nominations. WEN, who previously caught our attention with its study on diapers, also offers a report on "why women matter when it comes to the environment." The document suggests a gender perspective is necessary due to social roles, poverty, and biology, and offers several examples. In less industrialized countries, the document notes, where women still grow much of the food, the connection between women and the environment is most obvious. ::WEN ::UNEP