Climate change is a global crisis, affecting every human around the world. However, systemic barriers hinder women's ability to effectively prepare for and respond to climate impacts which are disproportionately affecting them. Attempts to ensure climate justice and lasting solutions without including the voices of half of the world’s population are doomed to fail. Yet, women are still underrepresented in climate-related decision-making, resulting in processes that overlook their specific needs and crucial contributions. Women’s expertise, innovations and leadership at all levels are key to deliver on the Paris Agreement’s goals and climate business performance. Business has an important role to play in tackling climate change as a gendered issue by delivering climate resilient solutions with a focus on women and contributing to a gender-just transition to a net zero economy. That is why the UN Global Compact calls on all companies to make the Race to Zero also a Race to Equality.
During this session, you will learn:
▪ Why women are disproportionately affected by the climate crisis and how these intersections affect business
▪ How to ensure gender-balance and advance women’s leadership in climate strategies and just transition plans
▪ What you can do to support, foster and scale women-led climate solutions
This session will be simultaneously translated to Spanish, Portuguese, French, German and Korean.
Cihan Urhan, Manager, Economic Research at TSKB
Habiba Ali, Founder & CEO, Sosai
Jacquie Muhat, Head of Marketing, Brand & Sustainability, Kenya Airways
Miguel Ángel Alonso, Director General de México y Centroamérica de ACCIONA Energía
Vaishali Nigam Sinha, Chief Sustainability Officer, ReNew Power
Paloma Costa Oliveira, Member of the UN Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group