Women and girls are leading the climate revolution.

Around the world, women, girls and gender minorities are disproportionately impacted by climate change. Over 80% of climate displaced people are women.

Women are also leading on solutions, and we need to support even more women, girls and gender minorities to lead in their communities.

Supporting women to take climate action is critical. We need YOU to join our movement.

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Women and girls are disproportionately impacted by climate change.

Women Leading on Climate is supporting changemakers around the world, and elevating the voices of incredible leaders working on climate. See what they had to say at COP26.


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Let's flood the internet with videos of why climate matters to women and girls around the world. The time is now, our voice is strong:

In a short video, share:

  • Who you are
  • Where you’re from
  • What you’re doing to take action on climate change
  • Why it’s important to have women leading on climate solutions.

Answer one of these 4 questions to help guide your video:

  • Why does climate change have a disproportionate impact on women and girls?
  • How are women leading on climate solutions?
  • How are you addressing climate change?
  • What do we need to support more women in deploying climate solutions?

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Who are we?

We are accelerating women’s leadership on climate solutions.

In May 2018, as Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna created and hosted a global summit, Women Kicking it on Climate.

Her words at the time: “I am privileged to work with so many fearless women who are climate leaders. We know women and girls are particularly at risk when it comes to climate change, and yet women are also at the forefront of bold climate leadership around the world. Together, women are turning ideas into solutions.”

The rationale was to bring together fearless women leading on climate in communities around the world who are working in a variety of sectors – public, private, academic and civil society. The event was a great success and an amazing network of women was created.

We seek to:

  • Recognize the leadership of women and girls in advancing progress on climate action in communities around the world
  • Broaden the network of women and girls engaged in discussions around the environment
  • Raise awareness of the disproportionate impact of climate change on women and girls globally and discuss innovative solutions and share best practices

McKenna has partnered with Student Energy, an incredible youth-led organization that empowers the next generation of leaders who are accelerating the transition to a sustainable, equitable energy future. It has a network of 50,000 young people from over 120 countries.

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Our Team

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Catherine McKenna

Catherine McKenna is Canada’s former Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, and Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. As a member of the Trudeau government, she was a lead negotiator of the Paris Agreement, before introducing and successfully defending landmark legislation that established a carbon price across Canada.

She also led efforts to phase out coal, reduce plastics in oceans and waterways, made historic investments in public transit and green infrastructure including by leveraging private sector investment, and doubled the amount of nature protected in Canada in partnership with Indigenous Peoples.

Before entering politics, she worked as a competition and trade lawyer in Canada and Indonesia and served as senior negotiator with the United Nations mission to East Timor. She also co-founded the charitable organization Level Justice.

A mother of three, today she is focused on scaling climate and nature solutions to drastically reduce global emissions by 2030 including by empowering women and girls and through public-private partnerships.

Meredith Adler

Meredith Adler

Meredith is the Executive Director of Student Energy a global organization empowering the next generation of leaders who are accelerating the transition to a sustainable, equitable energy future. We work with a network of 50,000 young people from over 120 countries.

Having increased the organizations size and impact 10 fold since assuming her role in 2015, Meredith is an expert in scaling climate solutions. She knows what it takes to make sure young people have the skills, network, coaching and funding required to deploy climate solutions in their communities. She has launched five different programs that work to ensure young people have the resources they need to become our energy and climate leaders for a net-zero future.

Meredith works effectively energy industry, governments and organizations to create space for young people and to support effective intergenerational collaboration. The focus of much of her work is on bridging the gap between the motivation of young people and the components they need to be able to work with other players in the energy system to make effective change happen.


Oluwadabira Abiloa-Awe

Oluwadabira is Student Energy’s Solutions Movement Associate designing the Ventures entrepreneurship program and working with our team fundraising to support youth-led projects globally.

Before Student Energy, Oluwadabira was a part of the operations team at one of West Africa’s largest indigenous biofuel companies where she worked to support women and youth in Sub Saharan Africa start and scale businesses in clean energy.

Oluwadabira has represented her country at United Nations Environment Programs TUNZA where she joined other young people from across the world in high-level dialogues that shape the local environment and climate policies today. In 2020, she became an ambassador of UNESCO’s August Project in Nigeria.

Outside work, Oluwadabira loves to organize special projects for youth in her community, spend time with family and listen to great gospel music.


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