If we are to find effective solutions to climate change, then we have to include all of those who can make a difference.
“If we are to find effective solutions to climate change, then we have to include all of those who can make a difference. Ignoring or undervaluing the contribution of women restricts the potential for innovation and our capacity to act. It is women who hold the key to tackling hunger and malnutrition.” – Mary Robinson
The impacts of climate change on food security are exacerbating existing inequalities in access to resources, especially for women who are primarily responsible for food production and for feeding their families. This is contributing to an injustice whereby those who have done least to cause the climate change problem are already suffering disproportionately from its impact, which is undermining their right to food, their health and well-being.
UNFCCC Momentum for Change Initiative
The UNFCCC is calling for applications for Momentum for Change: Women for Results from 8th March to 16th April.
The initiative recognizes the critical leadership and participation of women in addressing climate change, and is looking for inspiring examples of activities from around the world that demonstrate measurable impact on the ground and potential for scalability and transformational change.
For any questions, please contact the United Nations Climate Change secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter Chat March 8, 14:00 – 15:00 GMT, #m4c
You may be also interested to know that on International Women’s Day, Christiana Figueres , Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, will host a 1-hour Twitter Q&A session on the role of women in addressing climate change 8 March, 14:00 – 15:00 GMT.
Please join us online using the hashtag #m4c! Learn how you can participate.