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2022 was designated as a pivotal year for achieving gender equality in the context of climate change and environmental and disaster risk reduction, which are some of the greatest global challenges of the twenty-first century.


Without gender equality today, a sustainable future, and an equal future, remains beyond our reach.

ODEA! is a champion of female empowerment and a proud supporter of the United Nation's International Women's Day Observance.


Together, let us recognise and celebrate the women and girls who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation and response, and honour their leadership and contribution towards a sustainable future.

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Strengthening climate action by promoting gender equality

  • Women and men are experiencing climate change differently, as gender inequalities persist around the world, affecting the ability of individuals and communities to adapt.

  • Recognising the important contributions of women as decision-makers, stakeholders, educators, carers and experts across sectors and at all levels can lead to successful, long-term solutions to climate change.

  • Women have proven to be leading the way toward more equitable and sustainable solutions to climate change. Across sectors, women’s innovations and expertise have transformed lives and livelihoods, and increased climate resilience and overall well-being.

  • Global negotiations have increasingly reflected the growing understanding of gender considerations in climate decision making over the last eight years. Continued progress towards gender equality at COP21 can help achieve successful climate action.

Read the ICUN report here

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