Women and Climate Change
Man-made climate change has brought about an increase in extreme weather events and conditions across the world, with some regions on the brink of collapse due to consecutive droughts coinciding with severe storms, cyclones, and hurricanes.
Women are more affected by climate change than men, and yet greentech is currently a male-dominated field; in Canada, only 1 in 10 greentech business founders are women and only 19% of greentech startups have at least one female founder. When it comes to creating climate-friendly more sustainable solutions for our planet, the women’s perspective is sorely lacking.
Despite women being more susceptible to the impacts of climate change, their perspectives, experiences, and voices are largely absent from the conversation about how best to tackle climate change. For example, EU parliamentary committees that make decisions about environmental policy issues and scrutinise government action on climate change, only have 29% women at the table. In the Energy sector, women represent 6% of all technical positions and less than 1% of top management positions and only 16% of board members of the world’s largest power companies. We still have a long way to go.
A Change is coming - thanks to Women Entrepreneurs
The good news is that things are starting to change, with more and more women showing remarkable resilience, leadership, and innovation around the world. This recent report from the Women’s Forum is a good resource about promoting women’s entrepreneurship in the Green Economy to help build a more sustainable world and stronger economy.
This World Environment Day, we showcase women entrepreneurs dedicated to providing innovative solutions to tackle climate change, from energy and food to the fashion industry and finance.
We feature over 300 women-founded companies on Our InvestHer Directory
300 Women-founded companies working to help our planet
Check out 300 women founded companies from all over the world working on one of the following sectors to help the planet/environment:
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