Meetings and conferences
Antigua and Barbuda

Women’s leadership in climate action: Investing in women as change agents and first responders to the climate crisis

Organizer(s) Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF)
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Format
In person
Venue

Osbourn

Date

Time

2:00- 3:30 AST

About

Women and girls are indispensable to climate action. They are essential agents of change when it comes to sustainable solutions. At the same time, they are often most affected by the impacts of climate change. It is therefore critical to invest in women as change agents in climate mitigation and adaptation, peacebuilders, and humanitarians acting as first responders to disasters and crises.

Promoting the leadership of women is a precondition for and will lead to more effective and inclusive solutions that foster climate resilience. This side event will highlight the work of women's organizations and women entrepreneurs to showcase existing projects and initiatives, such as the WPHF Women and Climate Security Initiative, the Rising Nations Initiative (RNI), and the German International Climate Initiative (IKI). The event would bring together representatives from government, the United Nations, and civil society.

Objective

This event will highlight the work and good practices of women as change agents and first responders to the climate crisis.

Sub-objectives:

  • Highlight existing policy efforts and policy gaps of the international community to promote women's leadership and meaningful participation in climate action
  • Discuss challenges, opportunities, and good practices of investing in women's leadership and meaningful participation in climate action
  • Accelerate joint action to promote women's leadership in climate action, including through the WPHF Women & Climate Security Initiative in partnership with Germany.

 

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