We have one planet, one chance to save it – and women and girls are leading the charge.

Women and girls are disproportionately vulnerable to the growing impacts of climate change, yet they are also critical advocates, innovators and decision-makers at the forefront of global climate action and solutions. This International Women’s Day (8 March 2022), under the theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow,” UN Women recognises and celebrates the contributions of women and girls around the world to build a more sustainable and equal future for all. By championing climate action by women, for women, we can ensure that it’s not too late.

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With special thanks to the UN Environment Programme and to UN Climate Change, learn more about some of the champions of climate action featured in this video:

Israelah Atua, Naomi Longa and Evangelista Apelis:
Nzambi Matee:
Nemonte Nenquimo:
Heba al-Farra:
Mariama Mamane:
Leila Sahel:
Miranda Wang:
Maria Kolesnikova: