OECD Forum on Gender Equality

Session 1: Uniting gender equality and climate action in the net-zero journey

Jun 10, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


This session will delve into the relationship between the transition to a net-zero economy and gender equality for climate neutrality and resilience, including women’s roles as leaders and sustainability champions. It will explore the impacts of climate change and pollution on women as well as unique challenges women encounter in having their voices heard in addressing these challenges. It will also provide an opportunity to present success stories of how these are being overcome, including through international development co-operation. Additionally, the discussion will focus on dismantling barriers created by deeply entrenched social norms and barriers to equality, highlighting avenues for women to access economic opportunities and leadership roles in advancing green economic activities for climate mitigation and adaptation, and ecosystems protection, at the national, regional and local level.

This session also contributes to the OECD Horizontal Project “Net Zero+: Climate and Economic Resilience in a Changing World”.