united nations women’s international forum on climate

More than 100 women from countries around the world gathered at the United Nations in NYC this month for a UN Women’s International Forum on climate solutions. I was there to listen and join this important moment and movement.

With Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely, former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Lead Negotiator representing Palau and The Alliance of Small Islands States (AOSIS) including 40 nations H.E. Ngedikes Olai Uludong, Telemundo Network Emmy award winning Journalist Vanessa Hauc, President of Women’s International Forum Latica Tomašić Kickert, and so many inspiring individuals to pledge to Leave It Better Than We Found. In a packed room filled with a diverse crowd of climate advocates, parent leaders, international ambassadors, and teen activists, panelists made a bold call for climate action and emphasized the need to approach the issue from a deeply personal place of love for their children.

Jill Kubit of DearTomorrow announced Our Kids’ Climate, a global coalition of parent-led climate organizations from 10 countries, which aims to mobilize parents, grandparents, and families around the world to take meaningful actions in their own lives, in their communities, and to push for political action. Kubit, along with DearTomorrow co-founder Trisha Shrum, are founding members of Our Kids’ Climate. The global collaboration is a call to parents everywhere to protect our children from climate breakdown.

Listen to learn more

A special Earth Day episode of Speaking of Travel + Climate Listening Project with hosts Dayna Reggero and Marilyn Ball, and guests Jill Kubit of DearTomorrow (USA) and Frida Berry Eklund of Föräldravrålet – Parents Roar (Sweden). Find out more about the United Nations Women’s International Forum on climate solutions, plus learn some practical Earth Day tips.