Christiana Figueres, the UNFCCC chief, wants to engage women in a discussion on the role of women in responding to climate change. They had a successful event last week with youth and learned about the actions of young people with respect to climate change. Apparently, they are also inviting high-profile women to participate and hope they drop in on the discussion.

Here's the description from Dawn Lee (UNFCCC) of the event:

The role of women in responding to climate change

Women can play a leading role in fighting climate change because they are the prime conveyors of values and are often the most concerned with the welfare of their children and the need for a livable, stable world going forward. Women can already be found in key leadership roles in business, politics and the rest of society - but in many cases, their voices are not loud enough. The United Nations' Climate Chief wants to hear those voices! Specifically, we want to hear about what women are already doing to cut greenhouse gas emissions and help their families and communities adapt to the effects of climate change. Join the Twitter chat with Christiana Figueres 24 October 2011, 17:00 -18:00 CEST.

How it works

To participate, all you need is a Twitter account. Follow the hashtag #climatewomen to keep track of the conversation and use the same hashtag in your posts if you would like to comment to all users following the conversation. If you want to ask Christiana Figueres a question, you can address the question to @CFigueres, but it is best that you also follow the @CFigueres account so you may see all the questions from other users and answers to those questions.

You can also follow the stream from this page:

Let us all participate to make our voices heard