RECAP | The 2nd Annual Women4Climate Conference in Mexico City
C40's 2nd Annual Women4Climate Conference took place in Mexico City from February 25-26. Read on for some of the best highlights from an incredible event!
Over the course of two exciting and inspiring days, mayors of the world’s great cities gathered in Mexico City, alongside global business leaders, innovators and the next generation of women leaders, to highlight the critical role of women in creating a healthier, greener and more economically prosperous urban future.
Mayor Valérie Plante of Montreal, Mayor Gregor Robertson of Vancouver, Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera of Mexico City, Mayor Virginia Raggi of Rome, Mayor Jackie Biskupski of Salt Lake City and Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans joined a diverse and dynamic group of speakers including Christiana Figueres, Convenor of Mission 2020, Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, and Alexandra Palt, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer at L'Oréal and Executive Vice President of the L'Oréal Foundation. Speakers took the stage to discuss ways to empower women, make our air cleaner, and build more inclusive and resilient communities through climate action.
The conference also debuted the innovative ideas and urban projects of the women who are part of the C40 Women4Climate Mentorship Programme.
The Women4Climate conference and the announcements made in Mexico City were reported in more than 1,600 articles from more than 70 countries. Some key coverage includes:
- El País: Women take the floor in the fight against climate change
- Reuters: Women are an "unstoppable" force for climate action
- El Financiero: Empoderando a las mujeres para luchar contra el cambio climático
- France 24: Noticias - Segunda Conferencia de Women4Climate llega a Ciudad de México
- Xinhua: Mujeres diseñan proyectos ambientales que serán aplicados en México y Francia
The conference was also a hot topic of conversation on social media. #Women4Climate received 3.6 million impressions on Twitter, 260,000 impressions on Instagram, and reached 450,000 people on Facebook. On the day of the conference, #Women4Climate was the number one trending topic in Mexico City with an estimated reach of 7.5 million* over the course of 4 hours. (*Source: Tweetreach).
Check out the livestream and some highlights from Twitter:
Únete a nuestro movimiento imparable. Sigue la conferencia de #Women4climate el 26 de Febrero para enterarte de cómo las mujeres están liderando en acción climática 👩🏽💻👩🏻🏫👩🏼💼💪🌳 pic.twitter.com/Ec1jmijXDr— C40 Cities (@c40cities) February 1, 2018