The mission to tackle climate change is urgent and immense, especially in Asia, where we face a yearly green financing gap of nearly US$2 trillion. With a determined spirit and a collaborative approach, we’re thrilled to announce the official launch of the Women Green the Way (WGTW) Network—a pioneering initiative focused on empowering women to lead the charge in closing this gap and achieving a net-zero emissions target by 2050.

In an exemplary collaboration between U.S. State Department and Women in Finance Asia (WIFA), we aim to merge forces of female leadership across the Indo-Pacific region to combat climate change and drive progress with sustainable finance solutions.

As we celebrated this momentous occasion on March 25. The network connected esteemed leaders in sustainability from Hong Kong and members of the California-China Bay to Bay Climate Forum delegation for an extraordinary networking opportunity following a fireside chat.

Here’s a glimpse at the agenda:

  • Welcome notes by distinguished personnel like Marcia S. Bernicat – Director General of the Foreign Service, Gregory May – U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau and Aaron Huang – Economic Office of U.S. Consulate of Hong Kong and Macau, along with our very own Bonnie So from WIFA.
  • A compelling panel discussion moderated by Helena Fung, Head of Sustainability of London Stock Exchange, featuring experts such as Sarah Izant – Deputy Secretary for Climate Policy of California Environmental Protection Agency, Yana Garcia, Marcia S. Bernicat – Director General of the Foreign Service, and Dr. Dai Executive Director of the California-China Climate Institute.
  • Exclusive drinks session with key figures like Gregory May, Colin Crosby – Deputy U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau, and Toks Omishakin – California Secretary for Transportation

Appreciation to Jazreel Cheng and Aaron Huang, Co-Chairs of Women Green the Way (WGTW)

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