It is my great privilege to present the 2013 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities! These 17 activities are shining examples of climate action around the world. They demonstrate what happens when innovation and passion come together to address the biggest challenge of our time.
This year’s activities touch on three focus areas:
- Women for Results: recognizing the critical leadership and participation of women in addressing climate change. This focus area is implemented with the generous support of The Rockefeller Foundation.
- Urban Poor: recognizing climate action that improves the lives of impoverished people in urban communities. This focus area is implemented with the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
- Financing for Climate Friendly Investment: recognizing successful and innovative climate-smart activities. This focus area is implemented in partnership with the World Economic Forum.
I am convinced that this year’s Lighthouse Activities will inspire you and help you take practical ideas for action to your communities. Each of us has a role to play in meeting the climate challenge, and sharing success helps raise ambition and scale up the global commitment to act on climate change.
Christiana Figueres | UNFCCC Executive Secretary