What we do

Climate change is a global problem that can only be addressed through international cooperation. The United Nations is the policy arena where all member states, independent of their wealth or size, have an equal say in deciding on necessary climate measures. Public participation of women and feminist organisations from civil society is ensured through the ‘Women and Gender Constituency’ at the UN. We are an active core member of the Women and Gender Constituency. We contribute to the climate negotiations and we ensure that the participation of grassroots women organisations from our networks in the policy meetings.

Towards a gender just energy transition

Climate change is already badly affecting women and men living in vulnerable regions. Those who are least responsible for the climate crises, are already paying with their lives and livelihoods for the climate change impact. We bring our grassroots partners to meet with policy makers to advocate for a rights-based transition, where women and indigenous peoples are included in the decision- making. Through our ‘gender-just climate solutions’ program we identify, promote and mentor best practice project that are adapting to climate change, and reducing climate emissions. We do this in cooperation with the Women & Gender Constituency and the United Nations network on climate technology transfer and other partners. We work with climate finance experts and governments to ensure women’s priorities are equally reflected in national and local climate strategies. Through our Women2030 program we support local civil society organizations to engage in up to 50 countries in local climate actions and policy processes. We support the creation of local renewable energy service providers with women’s leadership. We share policy recommendations and best practices through the Women and Gender Constituency networks.