Momentum for Change: Women for Results, which will open on 8th March

We wanted to inform you about the call for applications for Momentum for Change: Women for Results, which will open on 8 March, International Women’s Day and close on 26th April.

Women selling Sal Leaf, an important NTFP



The initiative recognises the critical leadership and participation of women in addressing climate change, and is looking for inspiring examples of activities from around the world that demonstrate measurable impact on the ground and potential for scalability and transformational change. Momentum for Change: Women for Results is graciously funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. For more information, including how to submit an activity, please visit:


Women for Results is part of the Momentum for Change initiative, which aims to provide a public platform to highlight broad-ranging climate change actions that are already achieving impacts on the ground, in addressing both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental issues. By demonstrating that climate action is achievable and economically attractive, and enhances efforts to drive sustainable development, Momentum for Change aims to inspire decision makers and the public at large to support immediate and ambitious climate action.

Other focus areas of Momentum for Change in 2013 include:

- Finance for Climate-Friendly Investment: recognizing successful financial innovations for adaptation and climate mitigation, implemented in partnership with the World Economic Forum. This call for applications will open on 12 April and close on 31 May. For more information, please visit:
- Urban Poor: recognizing activities addressing climate change while improving the lives of the urban poor, implemented with the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This call will open on 17 May and close on 28 June. For more information, please visit:

A small number of these activities will be chosen by the Momentum for Change Advisory Panel as part of the 2013 Momentum for Change "lighthouse activities", and will be presented during a special event at COP 19/CMP 9, in Warsaw, Poland.

If you or your networks have activities that match the above focus areas, we would love to hear from you. We will appreciate if you can forward this message as widely as possible.

For any questions, please contact the United Nations Climate Change secretariat at

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