The vital role women can play in climate action

Research shows that women and girls are disproportionately affected by climate change and in diverse ways – from peace and security, to education, health and livelihood.  It is therefore critical that women are included in the decision-making process to ensure that climate action is effective and equitable for all.

Listen as Evelyne Batamuliza (Gender and Poverty Advisor at UNDP), Musonda Kapena (Zambian conservationist and nature-based solutions advocate) and Liberatha Kawamala (environmental conservationist and founder of Libe Green Innovations), explore:

• The unique knowledge and experience that women possess, particularly at the local and rural level, which is crucial to factor into the fight against climate change.

• The importance of women playing key leadership roles in designing mitigation and adaptation solutions.

• Why women should be represented at the highest levels in climate-related policymaking and climate finance allocation.

• Interesting climate innovation initiatives being led by women across the continent.

Listen to more podcasts in The African Climate Conversation series here.

The views expressed in this podcast are the contributor’s own and do not necessarily reflect BII’s investment policy or the policy of the UK government.