Last May 23rd, during the week of Innovate4Climate in Barcelona, which convened international representatives of the financial and technological sector to fight against climate change, the Secretary of Environment and Sustainability of the Government of Catalonia brought together over twenty women to analyze the challenges and opportunities around climate action from a gender perspective. With the support of the PwC consultancy, a roundtable on women’s leadership was organized, bringing together representatives of international and private sector organizations such as Abertis, Acciona Energy, Banco Sabadell, Coca-Cola, Global Green Growth Institute, IETA, IDDRI Or the World Bank among others.
“It was about making networking and promoting what is being done by different institutions and entities to fight against climate change, and show that women contributions and their leadership are fundamental for a low carbon economy shift“, says Marta Subirà, Secretary of Environment and Sustainability of the Government of Catalonia.
Mrs. Subirá mentions that the United Nations is also focusing on the vulnerability of women to climate change, the differences between the north and the south and the opportunities that arise from the climate topic.
“The fight against climate change involves new activities where roles are still to be decided and women have the field to occupy these positions.” says Mrs. Subirá. And celebrates “there are more and more women’s decision-making positions on climate change” and claims the role of each individual towards the environment, since “the decisions we make as consumers have a direct impact in our community and society.“
Following are the main conclusions of the meeting: