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Across the globe, women play an essential role in tackling the climate change challenge. They are taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by leading initiatives that promote new solutions to addressing climate change, while providing economic benefits to communities around the world. They are also promoting transformative partnerships that help to adapt to the effects of climate change and build resilient societies.

With this in mind, the United Nations Climate Change secretariat launched Momentum for Change: Women for Results in December 2012.

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Momentum for Change: Women for Results

Momentum for Change: Women for Results recognizes activities that demonstrate the critical leadership and participation of women in addressing climate change. These activities show measurable results, which can be potentially be replicated and scaled up at the local, national and international levels. Watch the webcast of the Women for Results special event at the 2013 UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw.

Momentum for Change: Women for Results is implemented with the generous support of The Rockefeller Foundation.

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Women taking action on the ground

Momentum for Change: Women for Results showcases Lighthouse Activities that demonstrate concrete results to address climate change. The 2013 Women for Results lighthouse activities are:



image1 Million Women

Uniting women to lead climate change action in their households and communities. The goal is to cut greenhouse gas emissions through the saving and renewing of energy, waste management and transport.
imageClimate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Resilience

Adapting to climate change, especially its influence on water provisioning, flooding and extreme weather conditions.


imageFood and Trees for Africa

Building climate resilience by planting trees to sequester carbon, with six programmes designed to enhance food security, respond to climate change, help poverty alleviation, teach women skills for a healthier and more sustainable environment.
photoGhana Bamboo Bikes Initiative

Reducing poverty by creating employment opportunities and sustainable-livelihood job skills for young people, especially women, through the building of high quality bamboo bikes.


photoThe Boma Project

An innovative approach to climate-change adaptation and livelihood diversification by providing a two-year poverty graduation program, awarding a cash grant, sustained training and hands-on coaching.
imageWomen Farmers in Guatemala

Planting trees to improve farming techniques and building of fuel-efficient brick stoves with chimneys to reduce health impacts and the need for trees as fuel.


These lighthouse activities were selected by the Momentum for Change Advisory Panel after receiving dozens of applications from around the world.

All eligible activities are part of an activity database which provides a broader range of the types of actions implemented by women to address climate change.



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