Women comprise more than half the world's population. Too often in the front line in terms of poverty, sustaining communities and managing the earth's biodiversity and natural resources, women are also uniquely vulnerable to environment-related health issues. Despite their role and their know-how, women's contribution is often undervalued and ignored.
This website introduces a database of influential women in the field of the environment who UNEP believes should be honoured and whose work should be recognized.
UNEP invites individuals and organizations to add to this list by nominating women who they feel have made a significant and recognized contribution, nationally, regionally or globally, to the field of the environment. more...