Acknowledging the significance of the involvement and participation of women and girls in science for the future of the world, the President of the General Assembly in partnership with UNESCO will hold an interactive dialogue with women and girl scientists from around the world who have provided invaluable knowledge, technology, or research in science in the fight against climate change.
Across societies the impacts of climate change affect women and men differently.
Women are often responsible for gathering and producing food, collecting water and
sourcing fuel for heating and cooking. Droughts, floods, and heat waves intensified by
climate change mean these tasks are becoming more difficult and time consuming,
leaving women less time to pursue their education or other sources of income, and
impacting their health.
Unleashing the knowledge and capability of women represents an important opportunity
to craft effective climate change solutions for the benefit of all. More female climate
scientists in the mix could potentially mean an increased emphasis on understanding and
providing solutions for some of these far-reaching implications of climate change.
Interactive dialogue organized on the occasion of International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022