2014 Summit on Women & Climate
Global Greengrants, the International Network of Women’s Funds, and the Greengrants Alliance of Funds hosted a Summit on Women & Climate in Bali in August 2014 to bring together women’s and environmental rights leaders from around the world.
News & Updates
Fresh content about the Summit is listed below—bookmark this page and check back often for updates. And remember you can tweet with us at #WomenAndClimate.
- PHOTOS: Images from the Summit
- BLOG: 3 awakenings from the Summit on Women & Climate (8/20/14)
- BLOG: Voices from Nepal: promoting women’s climate leadership (8/3/14)
- BLOG: 4 takeaways on how women are using grassroots environmental grants (7/22/14)
- BLOG: Women & climate – 9 great articles & resources (7/21/14)
- BLOG: Mama Aleta – one woman’s struggle to save Indonesia’s forests from mining (7/20/14)
- VIDEO: What do women have to do with the environment? (6/24/14)
- Q&A: Sowing the seeds of grassroots change in Mexico (6/24/14)
- Q&A: The International Network of Women’s Funds takes on climate change (6/24/14)
In the News
- Environmental funding bypasses indigenous communities (Inter Press Service – 9/20/14)
- Women’s rights and climate change: what’s the connection (EcoWatch – 8/25/14)
- Women hurt by lack of say in South Asia’s environmental policy (Thomson Reuters Foundation – 8/22/14)
- A climate conference with a difference with a difference in Bali (Thomson Reuters Foundation – 8/21/14)
- Brazil’s first indigenous woman lawyer beats prejudice to battle for land rights (Thomson Reuters Foundation – 8/21/14)
- Defending forests is daily life for Indian woman leader (Thomson Reuters Foundation – 8/20/14)
- Call for action to curb attacks on environmental campaigners (IRIN Asia – 8/20/14)
- The Indonesian housewife who took on mining companies and won (Thomson Reuters Foundation – 8/18/14)
- Who’s our best hope for fighting climate change? (Grist.org – 8/14/14)
- Women and climate: voices from the Summit on Women & Climate
(KGNU community radio / Boulder, CO – 8/12/14)
- ‘Mama Aleta’ defends Indonesia’s natural habitat
(Christian Science Monitor – 8/8/14)
- Women warriors take environmental protection into their own hands. Read in Spanish. (Inter Press Service – 8/8/14)
- Intrepid PNG woman leads relocation of island community hit by climate change (Thomson Reuters Foundation – 8/8/14)
- Don’t ignore big climate finance funds, grassroots women activists advised (Thomson Reuters Foundation – 8/7/14)
- Meet the weaver who stopped miners destroying her forest (RTCC – 8/8/14)
- “Don’t forget men,” first women and climate summit advised (Thomson Reuters Foundation – 8/6/14)
- Bali is more than paradise – it’s the site of the 2014 Summit on Women & Climate (Huffington Post – 8/5/14)
- Women activists defy danger to protect the environment (Thomas Reuters Foundation – 8/5/14)
- First summit on women and climate decries lack of grassroots funding (Thomas Reuters Foundation – 8/3/14)
Why a Summit on Women & Climate?
Climate change is the greatest environmental and human rights threat of all time. And although women are creating cutting-edge grassroots climate solutions, they need more support. We believe it’s time for women’s and environmental rights movements to work together to:
- Share strategies women are using to combat climate change in their communities
- Address challenges such as criminalization and violence against women climate leaders
- Strategize ways to engage governments, corporations, international financial institutions, and others around supporting women’s climate solutions
What We Will Achieve
- An understanding among policymakers and funders of the critical importance of supporting effective women’s climate interventions
- Increased resources for women’s climate leadership
- A stronger, unified movement for women’s rights and environmental sustainability
Can individuals attend the Summit?
Summit participation is limited to advisors, staff, and representatives from our three networks. But we are happy to answer your questions and share learnings and information with you. Please contact Katy Neusteter at firstname.lastname@example.org. And remember to sign up for updates using the opt-in form above or follow our tweets at #WomenAndClimate.
About Our Partners
The International Network of Women’s Funds is a membership association linking women’s funds to promote philanthropy with a feminist perspective.
The Greengrants Alliance of Funds comprises independent grantmaking institutions committed to growing grassroots philanthropy worldwide.