Female Leaders for Climate Action – Online Summit gathers female expertise on CO2 reduction up to the supply chain


Berlin, March 3rd, 2023 – The two-day Climate Transformation Summit 2023 (#CTS2023) on May 11th and 12th, 2023, is an online climate conference that promotes the cross-sectoral transfer of knowledge on the decarbonisation of companies and their supply chains. 49% of the confirmed speakers are international female leaders in the fight against climate change, including Paula Caballero, the “inventor of the SDGs”, Anna Rathmann, Executive Director at the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and Sonya Bhonsle, Global Head of Value Chains at the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

In partnership with the network for women in sustainability Futurewoman.de, the Summit brings together numerous other female climate experts such as Yvonne Zwick, Executive Director of B.A.U.M. e. V., Dr. Katharina Reuter, Managing Director of the Bundesverband Nachhaltige Wirtschaft (BNW e. V.), Dr. Olivia Henke, Executive Director of the Foundation Alliance for Development and Climate, Yvonne Jamal, Chairwoman of the Board of Jaro Institut e. V. and Lara Obst, co-founder of the climate tech startup The Climate Choice.

Sandra Broschat is co-founder of Futurewoman.de, the network for female sustainability experts. She explains: “The female perspective and expertise are essential in the fight against the climate crisis. It is the biggest challenge of our time, we simply cannot afford not to actively use 50% of the know-how. Female leaders have a key role, as studies show they are particularly committed and consistent in implementing climate action compared to men.”

Why is this so? Research (including UN Women & Global Gender and Climate Alliance) shows that women assess risks differently than men and generally prioritize the well-being of their families and society when making decisions. Such differences are also reflected in policy: a study by Curtin University (2019) found that national parliaments with a higher proportion of women pass stronger climate legislation. Thus, advancing women has an immense positive impact on people and the environment. Project Drawdown (Alumni Speaker at #CTS2022) quantifies this with, among other things, the potential to save 68.9 gigatons of CO2e between 2020 and 2050. The Climate Transformation Summit 2023 (#CTS2023) therefore deliberately provides a stage for female climate experts and places a special focus on the voices of its female speakers.

Dr. Olivia Henke, Executive Director of the Foundation Alliance for Development and Climate, explains: “The climate crisis is one of humanity’s greatest challenges. To tackle it and assume our shared responsibility we require a change of mindset in all aspects of our lives. We need every opportunity to come together, exchange ideas and learn from each other. The Climate Transformation Summit offers a great platform to achieve this goal. We are excited to be partners again.”

Dr. Katharina Reuter, Managing Director von BNW e. V., adds: “The Summit shines a spotlight on climate protection solutions – a perfect match with the BNW e. V.”

Organized by The Climate Choice, #CTS2023 is a live, English-language digital climate summit for practitioners.

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