Women for Results | Narrated by Mary Robinson

 

 

Women are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change, primarily because they constitute the majority of the world’s poor and are more dependent for their livelihoods on natural resources that are threatened by climate change. But women are also taking a leadership role in innovating and implementing climate change solutions.
 
This video is narrated by Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice – and former President of Ireland. It tells the story of the winners of the 2016 Momentum for Change Awards, in the Women for Results category:
 
• Rural Community Leaders Combatting Climate Change | India: This project has built a rural distribution network of 1,100 women entrepreneurs facilitating access to clean energy, water and sanitation products and services in several communities.
 
• The W+ Standard | Nepal: This project established the first women-specific standard to measure and monetize women's empowerment benefits of climate action.
 
• Women’s Empowerment for Resilience and Adaptation Against Climate Change | Uganda: This activity has established women-led groups that pool their savings into a fund, from which they borrow and invest into climate friendly, income-generating activities.
 
• Women-Led Fog Harvesting for a Resilient, Sustainable Ecosystem | Morocco: This project introduced a technological innovation inspired by ancient dew-collecting practices, providing accessible potable water to more than 400 people. 
 
Learn more about each of the Women for Results winners here: http://bit.ly/2fxVfwE
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