Global Climate Action Summit: Women Policy Leaders Driving Change in Global Climate Policy
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Climate change has exerted a greater impact on the sections of the population with less resources to respond to natural disasters and hazards. The UN’s Gender and Climate Change program indicates that women commonly face higher risks of climate change as overcoming its consequences are more difficult in poverty-stricken situation where women hold a larger percentage.
Their greater vulnerability to climate change hazards is coupled with their unequal leadership position in policy decision-making and business industries. However, despite the barriers, women who have lead sustainable resource management and climate policies have demonstrated greater responsiveness to people’s needs, decreased existing inequalities and improved the efficacy of climate related projects and policies.
Join our panel of Women Policy Leaders Driving Change in Global Climate Policy:
- Gina McCarthy, Former EPA Administrator and Director Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment
- Anne Baker, Deputy Controller for Environmental Policy, State Controller’s Office, California
- Suzanne DiBianca, Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations and Chief Philanthropy Officer of Salesforce
- Kathleen Rogers, President, Earth Day Network
- Moderated by Gwen K Young, Director, Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and Women in Public Service Project, the Wilson Center
This panel highlights the women who are at the forefront of driving positive change in global climate policy as part of the Global Climate Action Summit.