Empowering climate heroes to shape the future of the planet

Women leaders played a critical role in negotiating the Paris Agreement and continue to drive ambitious climate action in cities, businesses and NGOs around the world. Women make up more than half the world’s population, and are often disproportionately impacted by climate change. Their leadership and participation is therefore critical in solving this global crisis.

Through the Women4Climate initiative, C40 aims to:

Empower & Inspire the next generation of climate leaders through a global mentorship program dedicated to women in C40 cities.

Influence the conversation through leadership events and create a new vocation among future leaders.

Drive Action by launching an annual challenge dedicated to the best innovations in climate and sustainability.

Raise Awareness through research on gender, cities and climate to highlight the key role women play in championing climate policies.


March 30, 2017
Women4Climate: A Conversation with Mayor of Yokohama Fumiko Hayashi
March 21, 2017
Media Coverage: C40 WOMEN4CLIMATE Conference - NYC 2017
March 15, 2017
Women4Climate Conference Media Materials- New York City