EmPower for the SDGs
With a decade to go for the 2030 goalpost, there is an urgent need to galvanize political will, institutional commitments and individual action for the world to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Tackling climate change, making strides on gender equality and building resilient communities are critical priorities for the Asia-Pacific region.
EmPower: Women for Climate-Resilient Societies, is a unique partnership between UN Women and UN Environment, supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency that aims to ensure that climate action and disaster risk reduction in Asia-Pacific respond to gender equality and human rights. From 2018 to 2022, EmPower is implemented regionally across Asia and the Pacific, with national footprints in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Viet Nam.
Women and marginalized groups, by virtue of their position and roles, are a fountain of solutions to tackle climate change. It is critical to leverage their knowledge, capacities and skills to lead climate action.