#Women4Heritage: At the Helm of Culture – Based Climate Action

Save the Date: 8 March, 11:00-12:30 CET - International Women's Day

Join Us for the #Women4Heritage Online Gathering: Celebrating Women’s Leadership in Culture-Based Climate Action

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Europa Nostra is thrilled to announce the return of the vibrant #Women4Heritage network on March 8, 2024, from 11:00 to 12:30 CET. This event, supported by the World Human Forum, aims to celebrate and champion the transformative power of women’s leadership in culture-based climate action.

The 2024 edition of the #Women4Heritage online gathering will spotlight the indispensable role of women’s leadership in culture-based climate action, with a specific focus on the Global Call to put Culture at the Heart of Climate Action initiated at COP 28.

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Gender inequality persists in climate action, even within prestigious forums like the UN’s Climate Conference (COP). Out of 28 presidents throughout COP history, only five have been women, and women’s representation among delegates hovers around a modest 35-37%. Recent plans for COP 29 in Azerbaijan initially lacked gender balance, but after significant criticism, the organizing committee has made strides to include more women. Despite this, there’s still progress to be made.

Joining the event on March 8 are women leaders, practitioners, innovators, communicators, and volunteers from across the globe. Attendees will hear directly from female leaders who have been instrumental in advocating for culture-based climate action, including the launch of the Group of Friends for Culture-based Climate Action at COP 28. They continue to rally public support ahead of COP 29 in Baku (Azerbaijan) and COP 30 in Bélem (Brazil).

Following their inspiring testimonies, engage in discussions with heritage stakeholders from all over Europe. Share your experiences, concerns, and efforts toward achieving gender parity in the protection, promotion, and enhancement of cultural and natural heritage for more effective climate action.

Programme Highlights:

Moderator: Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic, Secretary General of Europa Nostra

Welcome & Introductory Remarks

Testimonials (30 minutes):

  • Alison Tickell, Founder of Julie’s Bicycle
  • Alexandra Mitsotaki, Co-Founder & President of the World Human Forum
  • HRH Princess Dana Firas of Jordan, Climate Heritage Network Special Envoy
  • Shiva Dustdar, Dean and Director of the European Investment Bank Institute

Open Discussion (45 minutes)

Wrap-up & Closing Remarks

This online gathering is free-of-charge, but registration is required due to limited capacity. Attendees can secure their spot now and extend this invitation to colleagues. While the spotlight is on women, male colleagues are equally encouraged to join.