L’Oréal India and Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI), led by the Government of Maharashtra, to support the Women4Climate Mumbai Chapter. The Women4Climate is a joint initiative of C40 Cities and the L’Oréal Foundation, where women from C40 cities can develop and implement actions inspired by the philosophy “think local, act global”. The virtual launch saw the participation of Aditya Thackeray, Honorable Minister of Tourism and Environment, Government of Maharashtra, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, Additional Municipal Commissioner (City), Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, 25 mentees and leaders from L’Oréal India, C40 Cities and Women4Climate.
Speaking at the launch, Aditya Thackeray, Honorable Minister of Tourism and Environment, Government of Maharashtra, said: “In our ambition to modernize, we must remember to strike a balance between development and climate change. To do this, we need to break the climate change jargon, simplify it further and make every citizen aware of what climate change means to them individually, as a society and as inhabitants of a planet. I am confident that with the leadership of the 25 mentees, a set of truly inspiring climate action leaders, we are poised to achieve the goals of our Mumbai Climate Action Plan (MCAP) and lead the climate action to make it a priority for citizens. Thank you, L’Oréal India, for supporting us in this initiative.
Amit Jain, Managing Director of L’Oréal India, added: “At L’Oréal India, we place sustainability at the very heart of our business model. We are honored to be part of the Women4Climate-Mumbai Chapter which focuses on supporting women in accelerating the city of Mumbai’s climate priorities and local climate solutions. Working with C40 Cities, L’Oreal Foundation, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and the Government of Maharashtra, we are confident that Women4Climate Mumbai Chapter will contribute to an inclusive and sustainable society.
Under the aegis of the C40-L’Oréal Foundation partnership, L’Oréal India will support the Women4Climate Mumbai Chapter, through a unique mentoring program, which connects mentors (committed leaders from the public and private sectors, international organizations and members civil society) with emerging women leaders at different stages of developing their climate solutions, who will contribute to the city’s climate priorities and action plans.
Mentors will guide mentees through regular one-on-one meetings and each mentee will receive training to enhance their skills development and overcome gender-related barriers to women’s leadership. The program further acts as a global platform to bring together policymakers, citizens, businesses and community leaders to co-create an understanding of urban climate challenges and inclusive and just solutions that address these challenges.
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