The annual Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards is now open and the WECF and the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) are calling for applications.
The Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards are granted every year to grassroots initiatives and organizations that are playing the double role of tackling the climate crisis while promoting gender equality.
These solutions, which are examples of climate-resilient and transformative development models that bring multiple social and environmental benefits, will also contribute to raising the ambition for achieving the 1.5 degree target by 2030.
Three Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards winners are selected by a diverse group of jury members following an open and transparent criteria, and are announced during an official, high-level ceremony at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP).
Winning initiatives are showcased across three different project types:
- Non-technical – climate solutions with women or gender perspective (e.g. in areas of efficiency, consumption changes, resilience, capacity building, etc.)
- Technical – climate solutions with women or gender perspective (e.g. in areas of renewables, energy or adaptation technologies, etc.)
- Transformational – climate initiatives with women or gender perspective (e.g. addressing governance, institutional/societal change, etc.)
Award winners receive a €5000 monetary award, a chance to attend the COP which will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh this year, and enter WECF’s long-term mentoring program which helps them strengthen and upscale their outstanding actions.
Runners-up projects are presented in a written publication, WECF’s online platforms, and at the awards ceremony during the COP.
Through the Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards, the WECF and the Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) want to showcase transformative solutions for a more just, equal, and healthy planet.
If you are part of a climate and gender justice initiative, then apply now. Activists as well as grassroots and women-led organizations and groups are highly encouraged to apply.
The deadline for application is Sunday, July 31, 2022, at 23:00 EST. Please note that you will have to create an account in order to participate. Subscription is simple and free.
You can submit your application through the following links:
If you have any questions about any aspect of the application process, please send an email to [email protected]