Macedonian woman paving the way for climate change and…

Gender and climate change blog series

Macedonian woman paving the way for climate change and…

Gender and climate change blog series


Media is bursting with climate change news: “The world is not on track to meet the 1,5-degree goal…We need to accelerate our climate actions to avoid the scenarios scientists predict for us…The timeframe for climate action is scarce”.

The Government, the scientists, the businesses, NGOs, citizens…they are all part of the same team and are under pressure to score that one winning goal, the most important goal of our time – to limit the greenhouse gas emissions enough to prevent the dangerous effects of climate change. The magnitude of this challenge requires new match strategy and urgent ideas and solutions. The good news is that they are out there and just need to be connected and scaled.

That’s were gender comes into the sight. Gender diversity brings in fresh ideas and perspectives. Not only by ensuring equal gender team composition, but by shifting the focus…Because it’s not always about the numbers, it’s about the people you choose to play. To score a goal, the team needs champions.

Despite the fact that the picture of a basketball match is overwhelmingly male, the Macedonian climate change team experienced female leadership.

Meet the Macedonian women that challenge the stereotypes, knowledgeable team players free from the patterns of thinking and doing.


The woman that set the baseline for mainstreaming gender and climate change


The link between gender issues and climate change is very important, but it is generally not understood. Meet Elena Grozdanova, the initiator and an active participant in creating new policies that will connect these two important issues.








The woman who paved the way for climate change in social media

#Do you know that the woman who popularized #ClimateChange on twitter is Holly Golightly or Kalina Miljovska alias @BreakAtTyffanys?

Inspiration from "Before the Flood" with Leonardo DiCaprio for her was enough to act.






Macedonian woman paving the way for climate change and COMMUNICATION

Meet Angelina Jovanovic the woman who, with her dedication, enthusiasm and love for the work she does, has significantly improved climate change communication. Always ready to respond to the challenge and open to follow, accept and adapt to new communication trends, especially today when we have rapidly growing digitalization of society.






Macedonian woman paving the way for climate change and INTERPRETATION

Lost in the translation?” Never with Ana as the interpreter.  Meet Ana Popova Manasievska the voice from the frontlines, the foundation of the Macedonian interpretation of all those complicated climate change wording….




Macedonian woman paving the way for climate change and AGRICULTURE

  Only 5% of the Macedonian rural women own agriculture land.
Meet Vase Mojsovska, the President of the National Farmers’ Association, the woman that uplifts the whole community and moves the Macedonian farmers closer to climate resilience…





 Macedonian woman paving the way for climate change and LOW CARBON POLICIES

Each country that ratified the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change has nominated at least one country focal point. Only 33% of them are women.
Meet Teodora Obradovikj Grncharovska, the Macedonian team leader i.e. the UNFCCC Focal point and the lady behind the national policies for low-carbon development…




Macedonian woman paving the way for climate change and ENERGY

Energy is considered as male-dominated sector. However, women have played an important role in science and engineering for generations and are now beginning to lead the sector.
Meet Natasa Markovska, and find out what’s it like to be a woman with a career in the energy sector, the Macedonian forerunner and proponent of energy transition…

Pavlina Zdraveva, head od climate change projects, UNDP

Climate Change expert. Been involved in development of all Macedonian climate change policy and strategic documents since 2000. One of pioneers in introducing climate change innovation in the country.

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