Four inspirational women announced as the winners of C40’s 2nd Women4Climate Tech Challenge 2020. The winners are:
Lorena Gordillo Dagallier from Cambridge who successfully pitched her initiative “open-seneca”- a mobile air quality sensor network that will be installed throughout the city alongside educational workshops. Lorena's project was chosen by Lisbon and Stockholm and will be piloted in both of these cities.
Anai Green from Tel Aviv-Yafo who impressed the judging panel with her innovative fabric “Lumiweave” which offers a shade function at the same time as permitting light. Anai Green, will see her solution come to life in her home city.
Meiling Gao and Vivian Bi from California, who jointly won with their initiative “Clarity”, a smart, indoor-outdoor low cost air monitoring system that provides real-time air quality data. Their solution will be experimented in Los Angeles.
On the go: how women travel around our city - is a case study on active transport across Sydney. The case study investigates walking and cycling undertaken by women for complex trips across Greater Sydney. Through a participatory methodology, it starts to unpack the key drivers, enabling factors and barriers that are shaping women’s transport choices.
Climate actions that fail to include all segments of the population also tend to result in widening the inequality gap, where vulnerable populations without access to climate protection are among the first and hardest hit by climate disasters.
The first research report of Women4Climate, realized in partnership with the UCL-City Leadership Lab (London), the University of California (Berkeley) and the Center Virchow-Villermé- La Sorbonne (Paris) will provide city officials with the best information available regarding the gendered impacts of climate change in the urban context and help them consider gender-specific solutions in climate action planning to implement inclusive climate action strategies.