Women-led climate solutions to be honored at COP25 .
Representatives from four award-winning projects will take the stage at COP25, showcasing how women are leading the way on climate action worldwide. The projects are among the recipients of the prestigious United Nations Global Climate Action Awards, under the Women for Results category. This event forms part of a full day of programming in honour of Gender Day at the UN Climate Conference (COP25), hosted by Chile.
The following four award-winning projects will speak about their climate solutions at this event:
- CAMFED: Young Women's Grassroots Climate Action in Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa: Training young women from marginalized farming communities to become Agriculture Guides.
- Mothers Out Front | US: A movement of over 24,000 mothers mobilising for a liveable climate for their children.
- Women’s Action Towards Climate Resilience in South Asia | Bangladesh, India and Nepal: Empowering women in low-income households to increase their climate resilience.
- Eco Wave Power | Israel, Gibraltar: A world-leading project generating clean energy from the ocean, co-founded and led by a female CEO.
When: 12:00 – 12:45pm, Tuesday 10 December 2019
Where: Action Hub, Hall 4, Blue Zone at COP25 venue in Madrid, Spain
Who: Each of these representatives will be available for interviews either after the event or via arrangement.
- Esnath Divasoni, CAMFED Association Member
- Amy Tai, Volunteer Leader at Mothers Out Front
- Brahmbhatt Bijalben, Director at Mahila Housing Sewa Trust
- Inna Braverman, Founder and CEO of Eco Wave power
Background: This awards initiative is led by UN Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative to celebrate innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges. These are practical, scalable, and replicable examples of how people, businesses, governments and institutions are tackling climate change. This year’s winning activities comprise an impressive range of projects and personal stories that touch on planetary health and protection, climate neutrality, female empowerment, and sustainable finance solutions.
11 December 2019