Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that Canada would host the 'Women Leaders Kicking It on Climate Summit,' as part of Canada’s engagement activities in preparation for the Environment Ministerial Meeting of its G7 presidency during 2018.
A priority for Canada’s G7 presidency is to mainstream discussions about gender. The Summit will bring together high-level female influencers from the public, private, academic, and civil-society sectors to advance climate action, the empowerment of women, and gender equality. The Summit will include a dialogue on how climate action can be gender responsive and how it can contribute to gender equity and the empowerment of women.
The 2018 Group of Seven (G7) Leaders' Summit will convene under the presidency of Canada in Charlevoix, Quebec, from 8-9 June 2018.
The five themes for discussion during Canada's presidency are: investing in growth that works for everyone; preparing for jobs of the future; advancing gender equality and women's empowerment; working together on climate change, oceans and clean energy; and building a more peaceful and secure world.
dates: 16-17 May 2018
location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada