What to follow: Women4Climate conference in Paris
Mayors, business leaders, change makers and mentors will gather in the French capital to discuss climate action
- February 12, 2019 14:30
- Aseniya Dimitrova
A special thematic event will take place next week in the French capital: mayors, business leaders, innovative change makers and the mentees from around the world, participating in the Women4Climate initiative will meet to discuss how women are taking the lead when it comes to climate action. Few of the confirmed speakers are:
- Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40
- Fernando Medina, Mayor of Lisbon
- Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor of Freetown
- Soham El Wardini, Mayor of Dakar
- Chief executives of large international companies.
This year’s conference will discuss the Mentorship and Research programmes, tech challenges and inclusive action in equitable cities, promoted by women mayors.
The Women4Climate initiative was started by C40 with the objective to inspire the next generation of climate leaders through a global mentorship program for the women in C40 cities; shape the conversation through top-level decision-making, involve future leaders and raise awareness through research on gender, cities and climate and thereby to underline the essential part women play in promoting environmental action in cities. The programme, launched by C40 Chair & Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo in 2016, matches mayors, city officials, and committed leaders from the business sector and civil society with emerging climate activists. The objective is to have empowered 500 young women by the end of the decade.
Learn more about the event and the speakers from the event page.
Follow life on Thursday, February 21st at 8:00am CET from Paris City Hall through the Facebook event: Women4Climate