After the 2009 Copenhagen climate conference failed to translate into a binding agreement on environmental issues, citizens around the globe are rallying together to put unprecedented pressure on the world’s politicians to find a solution to the ever-mounting climate crisis.
Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams – along with a delegation of Nobel Women’s Initiative staff and international activists – walked in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens who gathered in New York City on September 22, 2014.
Around 400,000 individuals from all walks of life, including unions, anti-capitalist groups, and women’s rights activists, united under the call for concrete actions and bold steps towards addressing climate change. A further 2,808 solidarity events were held in 166 countries. These actions coincided with the United Nations’ climate summit being held September 23, 2014. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon convened this summit in preparation for the upcoming UN climate conference to be held in Lima, Peru this December.
The Nobel Women’s Initiative delegation walked alongside thousands of women as part of the Women for Climate Justice coalition. This contingent reminded international leaders and decision makers that women are often at the frontlines of climate change and any attempts to address climate change must recognize women as a fundamental part of the climate solution.
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