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Climate Justice

Our Work

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.



Meet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Marshall Islands

Photo Credit: Simon Ruf / UN Social Media Team

Meet Crystal Lameman, Beaver Lake Cree Nation

Crystal Lameman video

Meet Melina Laboucan Massimo, Lubicon Lake Cree Nation

Photo credit: Greenpeace

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