From Sub-Saharan Africa to the Maldives, women are leaders in the fight to combat the effects of climate change. They are using a variety of innovative solutions to mitigate the effects of a warming climate and to lead their communities towards a peaceful and sustainable future.
The Nobel Women’s Initiative is helping to draw attention to the impact of climate change on women and security and the important role of women in mitigating the impacts. We aim to strengthen the international network of women working for action on climate change. We support practitioners on the ground and work closely with partners including the Greenbelt Movement and the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice.
We advocate for women’s participation at all levels of climate change decision-making. At the COP15 2009 UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen, we joined the call for a legally-binding deal that would compel developed states to take responsibility for their contributions to global warming and provide support for those states that are most vulnerable.
In the lead-up to COP16 in Cancún, we urged the development of policies to address the disproportionate impact of climate change on women in developing countries. We want to ensure that women’s knowledge and experiences inform future adaptation and mitigation strategies.
Six Nobel Laureates’ urge the world to take Climate Justice seriously
In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace.Wangari Maathai
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.Wangari Maathai