(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Doha, Qatar: The US Embassy in Qatar joined women worldwide at the CCUS Forum, uniting at the Gulf's first Women and Climate event. The global movement aims to harness the collective power of women to drive positive change and build a resilient future for all.
The event was made possible through the generous support of Women and Climate (A New York-based Not for profit), the US Embassy Qatar and Birba (An Omani event company supporting industries of the future).
Climate change is a threat that requires immediate action. Women, particularly those in marginalised communities, are disproportionately affected by its impacts. However, they also possess unique knowledge, skills, and perspectives that can contribute to innovative solutions. Recognising this, Women and Climate seeks to amplify women's voices and leadership in tackling climate change.
“The United States government realises that women are on the frontlines of the climate crisis worldwide, and women suffer disproportionately from its impacts. These challenges are not insurmountable, but we need the innovation, creativity, and power that can only come from diverse teams to beat them. Women's perspectives and efforts are essential in this fight. We are proud to work with the women and men of the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar, Earthna, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, and other organisations in Qatar to tackle these challenges together,” US Deputy Chief of Mission Natalie Baker said.
Doha's Women and Climate event united women from diverse backgrounds, including technology and policy experts, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the globe.
“Women and Climate is committed to elevating women's voices in local, regional, and international climate discussions. By providing platforms for sharing experiences, knowledge, and ideas, the movement seeks to ensure that women's perspectives are included in decision-making processes,” said Michelle Li, Founder of Clever Carbon.
By nurturing a pipeline of women leaders, Women and Climate seeks to foster inclusive and sustainable development and invites women to join hands in this global movement to create a sustainable future that values the contributions of women and promotes environmental stewardship for generations to come.
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