New initiative launched to support women in fighting climate change

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The critical role of women in fighting climate change

A new initiative to recognize the critical role of women in fighting climate change: “Momentum for Change: Women for Results”, was launched by the UN Climate Change Secretariat together with the Rockefeller Foundation at the 18th Climate Change Conference taking place in Doha.

The initiative will showcase activities to inform governments, media and the public at large about the crucial role of women in confronting the challenges of both adapting to climate change and curbing emissions.

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres says “Women have the power to make a major difference. They are at the nexus between food, water and energy and this nexus is both the challenge and the solution to climate change, and we need to ensure women’s leadership in bringing about the solutions.”

The “Women for Results” initiative is part of the wider “Momentum for Change” initiative which is designed to highlight inspiring mitigation and adaptation actions implemented by a wide range of stakeholders at regional, national, or local levels and which can encourage governments, businesses and civil society to do more to combat climate change.

Donn Bobb, United Nations.

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