How to Advance Women's Leadership in Climate Action


Climate change is a global crisis, affecting every human around the world. However, systemic barriers hinder women to effectively prepare for and respond to climate impacts and figures indicate that 80% of people displaced by climate change are women. Attempts to ensure climate justice and lasting solutions without including the voices of half of the world’s population are doomed to fail. Companies that recognize climate change as a gendered issue, can play an important role developing climate resilience solutions with a focus on women. That is why the UN Global Compact calls on all companies to make the Race to Zero also a Race to Equality.

During this session, you will learn:

  • Why women are disproportionally affected by the climate crisis
  • In which ways you can practically take an intersectional lens at climate justice
  • How to ensure gender-balanced voices, and advance women’s leadership in traditionally underrepresented areas such as STEM fields
  • What you can do to support, foster and scale women-led climate solutions

This session will be simultaneously translated to Spanish, Portuguese, French, German and Korean.

Speakers include:

  • Cihan Urhan, Manager, Economic Research at TSKB
  • Habiba Ali, Founder & CEO, Sosai
  • Jacquie Muhat, Head of Sustainability and Partnerships, Kenya Airways
  • Miguel Ángel Alonso; Director General de México y Centroamérica de ACCIONA Energía
  • Vaishali Nigam Sinha, Chief Sustainability Officer, ReNew Power