C40 Women4Climate initiative brings together mayors, business pioneers, climate action experts, change-makers and future climate leaders from around the world and works to inspire, empower and value female climate leaders. The primary goal of the initiative is to raise awareness about the disproportionate impact climate change has on women around the world, as well as the critical role of women in creating a healthier, greener and more economically prosperous urban future.
The Women4Climate Tech Challenge is an international contest open to women carrying out an innovative tech solution for climate action in four participating cities - Lisbon, Tel-Aviv Yafo, Los Angeles and Stockholm.
The Women4Climate Tech Challenge, supported by C40 and The Velux Group, is proud to announce the expert jury panel for its second edition.
- Maria Joao Rodrigues, Technical and Financial Director, Energy and Environment Agency, Lisbon e-Nova
- Margarida Figueiredo, General Director for Economy and Innovation, Lisbon City Council
- Lauren Faber O’Connor, Chief Sustainability Officer, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
- Estelle Reyes, SVP, Enhancing Community, LACI (Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator)
- Gunnar Björkman, Director of Innovation, City of Stockholm
- Staffan Ingvarsson, CEO, Stockholm Business Region
- Adi Ashkenazi, Project Manager, Environmental and Sustainability Authority, Tel Aviv Yafo Municipality
- Gaby Kaminsky, Managing Director, CityZone, Tel Aviv-Yafo
- Ingrid Reumert, VP, Global Comms, Public Affairs & Sustainability, The Velux Group
- Allyson Kapin, Founder, Women Who Tech & Cofounder, Rad Campaign
- Kevin Austin, Deputy Executive Director, C40 Cities
Complementary to the Women4Climate Mentorship Programme, the Tech Challenge is open to all C40 Cities and promotes concrete solutions with a measurable impact. The key goal of the Tech Challenge is to encourage, experiment, and implement women-led climate innovation in C40 cities. It provides the winners with financial support ($40,000 in funding to be split amongst the winners and used to support their experimental phase) and the opportunity to pilot solutions in C40 cities.
This initiative offers a never-before seen an experimentation platform where climate heroines from our C40 cities can develop and implement actions inspired by the “think local, act global” philosophy. Through this programme, C40 aims to support the innovation community in driving action in cities by promoting women’s projects to take climate action. Read about the success of the 1st edition Tech Challenge here.
The deadline for applications is January 31, 2020, 11pm GMT.