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She Leads Green

Viewing sustainability through a gender lens to increase the participation of women in the sector through advocacy, inspiration, and capacity-building.

Women are disproportionately impacted by climate change

Climate change impacts people differently – in terms of socio-economic status, age and gender. When solutions to climate change address these different realities, they are more effective and their impact ripples through society. Climate change can compound economic disadvantages: nearly 70% of those who live on less than US$1 per day are women. Women face unequal access to funds to cover weather-related losses, lack of access to land, financial services, social capital, and technology making them vulnerable to food insecurity.

Women have a huge role to play in climate change

50% of humanity is comprised of women and girls. Women often lead sustainable practices at home and in their communities which has led to improved outcomes of climate-related policies. Conversely, when policies or projects are implemented without women’s meaningful participation, existing inequalities increase and effectiveness decreases. To meet climate targets, it is critical that the needs, perspectives, and ideas of women are included in climate action to create effective, and sustainable solutions.

Women are under-represented as climate decision maker

Climate change affects us all but women are not equally represented in climate policy decision-making. Globally, only 8% of cabinet members are women. Women’s unequal participation in decision-making and labor markets compound inequalities and often prevent them from fully contributing to climate-related planning, policymaking, and implementation.


While it has been fairly well-documented that gender and sustainability have strong linkages, and that climate action with women at the helm will have more effectiveness, we still see low participation of women in the climate action movement, given structural biases, lack of awareness and very few avenues for women to be involved in jobs related to sustainability and climate change mitigation. With #SheLeadsGreen we aim to address this gap.

1. Explore: Interlinkages between Gender and Sustainability

An awareness, research-intensive campaign to make people aware of the importance of achieving gender equality in a bid to achieve the targets of all other SDGs.

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2. Inspire: Women to become effective climate change agents

A series of workshops designed to inspire, connect and increase the participation of women in sustainability by connecting them to women climate leaders.

Coming soon in October 2021.

3. Create: Careers in Sustainability

A series of capacity-building workshops to address employment issues faced by women in the sustainability sector through mentorship and networking. We aim to enable women to participate equally in sustainability efforts and pave the path by helping them navigate a career in sustainability.

Coming soon in October 2021.


Knowledge Partners

ReNew Foundation is the philanthropic arm of ReNew Power, working towards creating sustainable communities through access to clean energy in rural and semi-rural areas. The foundation is committed towards a sustainable and green India.

Barefoot College International aspires to increase economic mobility by making vocational and educational opportunities accessible to women and girls from the most marginalized communities around the world.

Outreach Partners

Network Capital is a subscription-based career content and mentoring community with 100,000+ distinguished experts. The subscription group’s mission is to democratize inspiration and offer personalized career guidance to all its members. 

Ecosattva Environmental Solutions aims to achieve inclusive and sustainable villages, towns, and cities by implementing evidence-driven and partnership-enabled systematic solutions to pervasive civic challenges.

iamgurgaon is an initiative aimed at awakening a responsible, aware, and vigilant populace in order to make Gurgaon, a better place. It is a platform to encourage, empower and enable residents of Gurgaon and other stakeholders to improve the living conditions in their city.

The Intelligent Indian (TIIx) is a network of highly talented young people engaged in nurturing the iGen’s and fostering action-oriented innovative programs in gender, education, public health, and environment, aligned with SDGs 2030.

Green Gen Project is a community of changemakers, advocates, and students driven by the mission to leverage modern communication channels to simplify sustainability and identify impact spheres as citizens of society and the business world. 

Global Shapers Pondicherry Hub comprises exceptional changemakers that undertake impact-driven projects to better their local community, simultaneously working towards achieving SDGs in their city.

The Kachrewaale project is an environmental conservation initiative to save Neil island from the rampant effects of tourism and waste generated from it.

Contributors

These are the people creating magic behind the scenes (sorted alphabetically)

Aashraya Seth
Researcher
Aditi Rai
Producer (Visual)
Anurit Kanti
Researcher
Piyush Narang
Researcher

She Leads Green: more women in sustainability

She Leads Green: more women in sustainability

Published Jul 16, 2021
Updated Sep 24, 2021

Viewing sustainability through a gender lens to increase the participation of women in the sector through advocacy, inspiration, and capacity-building.

Climate change impacts people differently – in terms of socio-economic status, age and gender. When solutions to climate change address these different realities, they are more effective and their impact ripples through society. Climate change can compound economic disadvantages: nearly 70% of those who live on less than US$1 per day are women. Women face unequal access to funds to cover weather-related losses, lack of access to land, financial services, social capital, and technology making them vulnerable to food insecurity.

50% of humanity is comprised of women and girls. Women often lead sustainable practices at home and in their communities which has led to improved outcomes of climate-related policies. Conversely, when policies or projects are implemented without women’s meaningful participation, existing inequalities increase and effectiveness decreases. To meet climate targets, it is critical that the needs, perspectives, and ideas of women are included in climate action to create effective, and sustainable solutions.

Climate change affects us all but women are not equally represented in climate policy decision-making. Globally, only 8% of cabinet members are women. Women’s unequal participation in decision-making and labor markets compound inequalities and often prevent them from fully contributing to climate-related planning, policymaking, and implementation.

While it has been fairly well-documented that gender and sustainability have strong linkages, and that climate action with women at the helm will have more effectiveness, we still see low participation of women in the climate action movement, given structural biases, lack of awareness and very few avenues for women to be involved in jobs related to sustainability and climate change mitigation. With #SheLeadsGreen we aim to address this gap.

An awareness, research-intensive campaign to make people aware of the importance of achieving gender equality in a bid to achieve the targets of all other SDGs.

A series of workshops designed to inspire, connect and increase the participation of women in sustainability by connecting them to women climate leaders.

Coming soon in October 2021.

A series of capacity-building workshops to address employment issues faced by women in the sustainability sector through mentorship and networking. We aim to enable women to participate equally in sustainability efforts and pave the path by helping them navigate a career in sustainability.

Coming soon in October 2021.

ReNew Foundation is the philanthropic arm of ReNew Power, working towards creating sustainable communities through access to clean energy in rural and semi-rural areas. The foundation is committed towards a sustainable and green India.

Barefoot College International aspires to increase economic mobility by making vocational and educational opportunities accessible to women and girls from the most marginalized communities around the world.

Network Capital is a subscription-based career content and mentoring community with 100,000+ distinguished experts. The subscription group’s mission is to democratize inspiration and offer personalized career guidance to all its members. 

Ecosattva Environmental Solutions aims to achieve inclusive and sustainable villages, towns, and cities by implementing evidence-driven and partnership-enabled systematic solutions to pervasive civic challenges.

iamgurgaon is an initiative aimed at awakening a responsible, aware, and vigilant populace in order to make Gurgaon, a better place. It is a platform to encourage, empower and enable residents of Gurgaon and other stakeholders to improve the living conditions in their city.

The Intelligent Indian (TIIx) is a network of highly talented young people engaged in nurturing the iGen’s and fostering action-oriented innovative programs in gender, education, public health, and environment, aligned with SDGs 2030.

Green Gen Project is a community of changemakers, advocates, and students driven by the mission to leverage modern communication channels to simplify sustainability and identify impact spheres as citizens of society and the business world. 

Global Shapers Pondicherry Hub comprises exceptional changemakers that undertake impact-driven projects to better their local community, simultaneously working towards achieving SDGs in their city.

The Kachrewaale project is an environmental conservation initiative to save Neil island from the rampant effects of tourism and waste generated from it.

These are the people creating magic behind the scenes (sorted alphabetically)


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