Women and girls are disproportionately impacted by climate change in communities around the world.
Women Leading On Climate is setting out to support women changemakers around the world. Watch their summary video, follow them, and join the #Womenleadingonclimate movement to help empower, support, and raise the voices of women, girls and gender minorities working on climate action and solutions around the world.
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Together at COP 26 the WLOC campaign clearly demonstrated:
- The disproportionate impact of climate change on women and girls globally
- The importance of broadening the network of women and girls engaged in discussions around the environment and climate change
- The value of recognizing the leadership of women and girls in advancing progress on climate action in communities across the globe7
About Women Leading on Climate: In May 2018, as Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna created and hosted a global summit, Women Kicking it on Climate.
Her words at the time: “I am privileged to work with so many fearless women who are climate leaders. We know women and girls are particularly at risk when it comes to climate change, and yet women are also at the forefront of bold climate leadership around the world. Together, women are turning ideas into solutions.”
The rationale was to bring together fearless women leading on climate in communities around the world who are working in a variety of sectors – public, private, academic, and civil society. The event was a great success, and an amazing network of women was created.
As COP26 approaches, WKIC is taking its first step towards becoming a major global initiative, Women Leading on Climate (WLOC), that seeks to:
- Recognize the leadership of women and girls in advancing progress on climate action in the corridors of COP 26 but also in communities around the world
- Broaden the network of women and girls engaged in discussions around the environment and climate change at COP26 but also beyond
- Raise awareness of the disproportionate impact of climate change on women and girls globally and discuss innovative solutions and share best practices
To deliver its COP26 program, McKenna has partnered with Student Energy, an incredible youth-led organization that empowers the next generation of leaders who are accelerating the transition to a sustainable, equitable energy future. It has a network of 50,000 young people from over 120 countries. WLOC is also affiliated with UN Women who will help engage and leverage their broad international network.