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Exelon Corporation and the UN Women HeForShe have released a new study looks at the role played by women in addressing climate change.

Key study findings include:

  1. Four out of five high school girls believe action must be taken to address climate change
  2. However, the majority of women don’t feel equipped to address climate change themselves. Read more stories about women in energy here
  3. Although women feel they have talents to address climate change, only 50% foresee them leading efforts

“The global climate crisis is one of the most urgent issues of our time. It’s very encouraging to hear that most young women surveyed recognise the need to act, but we must arm them with the necessary tools and reinforce the confidence they need to tackle climate issues head-on,” said Chris Crane, Exelon President and CEO and HeForShe Thematic Champion.

The launch of the report comes at a time Exelon and the UN Women HeForShe have unveiled the second annual STEM Innovation Leadership Academy

The academy is designed to inspire and equip the next generation of climate leaders through providing young girls a week-long curriculum that incorporates a series of hands-on activities centered on climate action

In 2018, Exelon contributed $13.7 million to education-related causes.

Follow this link to learn more about the project exeloncorp.com.