How to Advance Women's Leadership in Climate Action | United Nations Global Compact Webinar
As a woman in a male dominated industry, I am passionate about equality and advocating for climate action. As a supporter of the United Nations Global Compact and their mission to use business as a force for good, I attended the UN Global Compact webinar to be part of the discussion about how to advance women's leadership in climate action. I had the pleasure of hearing from a variety of speakers from all over the world that are leaders in the renewable energy sector. Below is a summary that includes more information about the UN Global Compact and the key takeaways of this webinar.
United Nations Global Compact Mission: "At the UN Global Compact, we aim to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. That's our vision." Climate change is a global crisis, that affects every human on the planet. But amongst the most affected by climate change are women. For this reason there needs to be more women in the decision making position for climate related topics. "Systemic barriers hinder women’s ability to effectively prepare for and respond to climate impacts which are disproportionately affecting them. Attempts to ensure climate justice and lasting solutions without including the voices of half of the world’s population are doomed to fail. Yet, women are still underrepresented in climate-related decision-making, resulting in processes that overlook their specific needs and crucial contributions. Women’s expertise, innovations and leadership at all levels are key to deliver on the Paris Agreement’s goals and climate business performance. Business has an important role to play in tackling climate change as a gendered issue by delivering climate resilient solutions with a focus on women and contributing to a gender-just transition to a net zero economy." - UN Global Compact Academy At My Solar Solutions we are advocates for climate action. And we understand this requires us to diligently educate ourselves and others on the intersections between women, gender and climate, how it impacts business and the business case for integrated gender-climate action. Read more about the key takeaways and key actions for companies HERE