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.
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.
Momentum for Change: Women for Results is implemented with the generous support of Masdar's Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) initiative. The WiSER initiative and Momentum for Change share a common theme: empower and inspire women to be catalysts of innovation and drivers of new companies and commercial solutions that secure access to energy, water and food while mitigating climate change. The Momentum for Change initiative has had great success with ‘Women for Results’ and the partnership with WiSER will help ensure that this is taken to the next level in the future.
Women taking action on the ground
Momentum for Change: Women for Results showcases Lighthouse Activities that demonstrate concrete results to address climate change. All Women for Results 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.
Explore all our Lighthouse Activities under Women for Results below.
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