February 11th is International Women and Girls in Science Day!
In 2024, we’re still working to bring more women into STEM industries across the board, including the environmental sciences. While many initiatives exist, and have existed for some years, to break through the green glass ceiling and encourage more young women to pursue climate careers, existing gender biases and inequities continue to discourage — and sometimes systemically prevent — them from doing so.
Gender Equality is listed among the Sustainable Development Goals identified by the Geneva Global Hub for Environmental Governance. And in 2020, the International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) adopted a Gender Policy and Implementation Plan to both “promote a gender-inclusive environment” and “raise awareness of gender-related issues.”
And at the Youth Climate Institute, we want to do what we can to provide our students the knowledge and tools to become confident climate leaders in the workplace, higher education, and wherever they might go. So today, we want to highlight some of the strong female leaders in climate that show our young Ambassadors — male and female alike — that they have the ability to make a change and shape the future of our planet.