WOMEN IN GREEN INDUSTRIES - UNIDO LAUNCHES ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN

Founder Editor Tazeen Akhtar..

Islamabad - UNIDO in collaboration with Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has launched an advocacy Campaign on “Women in Green Industry” Green industry is aimed at mainstreaming environmental, climate and social considerations into the operations of enterprises. The greening of existing and the creation of new green industries bear great potential and entry points to achieve inclusive and sustainable industrial development, which is the core principle of UNIDO.

Under this mandate, UNIDO helps developing countries to secure resource-efficient low-carbon growth. This creates new jobs while protecting the environment. We help developing countries move to clean technologies and implement environmental agreements. We provide services and expertise to promote the impact of climate change, environmental degradation and natural disasters on women’s livelihoods and food security is a bitter reality. Women and girls comprise the majority of the world’s poor and are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation.

Chief Guest Mr. Khizar Hayat Gonadal, Secretary of Ministry of Industry & Production inaugurated said believes in women’s role in industrial development as well as greening of industry and the merger of the two as key to the progress of Pakistan. As green industry has the potential to deliver on both environmental and economic objectives of the economy and its long-term benefits—improved energy security and environmental and public health are well understood. A growing body of research confirms additional near-term benefits, which include the potential to create more and better jobs and businesses especially for women. The Ministry ensures its full support to UNIDO in this noble initiative and since Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry is also involved in this project which is hub of all industrial and commercial stalwarts, there is no doubt in proper implementation of this initiative.

UNIDO representative Esam Alqararah said UNIDO believes that enabling policy environment coupled with deliberate action by government, the private sector, and development practitioners among others, are necessary to utilize the full potential of women’s participation in green growth. Women are important agents of change, and a more equal inclusion of both women and men could propel green industry and lead to better development outcomes.

By launching this advocacy campaign today on “Women in Green Industry”, we intend to sensitize and invite all stakeholders to join hands with us for contributing to resolve two important issues of Pakistan i.e. Women empowerment and Green Industry. UNIDO believes that enabling policy environment coupled with deliberate action by government, the private sector, and development practitioners among others, are necessary to utilize the full potential of women’s participation in green growth. Women are important agents of change, and a more equal inclusion of both women and men could propel green industry and lead to better development outcomes.

By launching this advocacy campaign today on “Women in Green Industry”, we intend to sensitize and invite all stakeholders to join hands with us for contributing to resolve two important issues of Pakistan i.e. Women empowerment and Green Industry. As we at UNIDO believe that a mélange of these two would go a long way in the economic growth of the country.