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“Women are key players in the fight against climate change. However, they are also the first victims of climate change. We need women to take their place in the decision-making process as they are clearly vital to finding the solution.” Audrey Tcherkoff, Women’s Forum Managing Director

For the first time, the Women’s Forum has launched a toolkit to promote women to key positions and take the lead in shaping climate-change strategies.

Whether you are a business or private sector leader, this toolkit serves as a resource to organizations who are ready to act today. It contains:

  • recommendations of actions
  • case studies and best practices
  • indicators to monitor on progress
  • online resources and references

5 levers are activated, based on the 5 pillars of the Charter of Engagement on Women Leading Action that the Women4ClimateAction Daring Circle released in 2019, which has been signed by over 500 businesses, civil society institutions, public authorities and individual leaders:

  • Leadership and representation
  • Education
  • Access to means of action
  • Data
  • Finance

Because 54% of female CEOs reported to have adopted more ambitious sustainability milestones due to the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to 44% of male CEOs.

Because female political representation leads countries to adopt more stringent climate change policies.

Because only 12%of environment ministries were headed by women worldwide and only 21% of C40 mayors were women as of 2019.

Ensuring women can lead climate action at all levels is essential if we are to build a more sustainable and more equal world in the coming decade.

Read the Action Toolkit HERE.

The Women’s Forum is ready to engage with businesses and institutions that want to learn and share best practices. This toolkit has been created based on the experience of our partners and over three years of ongoing research by the Women4ClimateAction Daring Circle.

The Daring Circle is led by BNP Paribas, in collaboration with BouyguesColasEngie, and Microsoft as Global Partners. The Circle is supported by KPMG as Knowledge Partner, with contributions from CARE FranceClimateSeedMinistère de la transition écologiqueOECDR20SEforAll, Société pour l’encouragement de l’industrie nationale, and Syntec Numérique ; and HEC as Academic Partner.