What we do

We know the solutions to a more sustainable future already exist – and it is time to upscale them far and wide, and demand change!

The Women and Gender Constituency, along with other women, gender, and human rights advocates, has been actively pushing world leaders to ensure just and equitable climate policies that put respect of people’s rights and the integrity of the planet first, while responding to injustice among and within countries in relation to climate impacts and resilience.

As we focus on implementing the Paris Agreement, the Gender Just Climate Solutions provide concrete examples on how to center gender equality and women’s rights in climate action. With real commitments from governments, e.g. in terms of finance and technology, we can upscale these inclusive solutions to have a significant impact, not only locally but also on the global level.

Focus areas & achievements

High level award celebration

The Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards Ceremony has become a highly anticipated event each Climate Conference (COP). Through this annual awards celebration, we identify the most outstanding grassroots climate actions that center women’s leadership and gender-equality. The three best projects each receive a monetary prize and are granted the opportunity to actively participate in the climate negotiations. The Gender Just Climate Solutions Award comprises of three categories: Technical climate solutions, Non-Technical climate solutions and Transformational climate solutions.

Find out more about the 2022 awards celebration below, and hear the stories from 2022 winner Bhavya George and former winner Dorothée Lisenga.

Our mentoring programme

Jointly with civil society and UN climate technology networks, we provide mentoring support to bring these good practices to scale.Throughout the year we support the awardees via tailored webinars, train-of-trainers and online meetings. We help them apply for funds and invite them during the COP to participate in a two-day advocacy and climate negotiations workshop.

Click on the video to find out more.

Gender Just Climate Solutions Publications

The Gender Just Climate Solutions showcased in our yearly publications, provide concrete examples on how to center gender equality and women’s rights in climate action.

Click on the button below to take a look at some of the selected projects from around the world, picked out of 973 applications in 2023. For yearly publications about the Gender Just Climate Solutions, scroll down.

Gender Just Climate Solutions Video Series

In our youtube series, we feature true impact stories, highlighting the direct impact and success of gender just climate solutions on the ground.

Take a look at the youtube playlist, starting with the video from Fatou Ndoye, whose project supports women fishers in the Saloum Delta to rehabilitate the mangrove ecosystem degraded by intensive industrial fishing and climate change.

Meet the winners

2023 winners – learn more

2022 winners – learn more

  • Youkomi, Togo: Women revolutionizing the sheabutter sector (technical solutions)
  • Sindh Community Foundation, Pakistan: Advancing the labour rights of women cotton pickers in Pakistan (non-technical solutions)
  • Keystone Foundation, India: Women Barefoot Ecologists bridge ancestral knowledge with modern science to protect their ecosystems (transformational solutions)

2021 winners – learn more

  • Imece, Turkey: Solar Age: Empowering refugee women through solar engineering (technical solutions)
  • Todos Juntos, Guatamala: Mealflour: Empowering indigenous women in Guatemala for climate resilient food sovereignty (non-technical solutions)
  • All India Women’s Conference Calcutta: Women-led mangrove reforestation in Sunderbans, India (mention of honour, non-technical solutions)
  • Fundacion Plurales, Argentina: Strengthening women environmental defenders through a digital and advocacy network (transformational solutions)

2019 winners – learn more

  • UNIVERS-SEL, Guinee-Bissau (technical solutions)
  • ENDA Colombia, Colombia (non-technical solutions)
  • CAMGEW, Cameroon (transformational solutions)
  • Mention of honour: FUNDAECO, Guatemala (transformational solutions)

2018 winners – learn more

2017 winners – learn more

2016 winners

2015 winners

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