Tag: Climate Change

Sophia Kianna Brings Climate Change Education to Middle East

BY ROSE MINUTAGLIO Just before taking a family trip to Iran seven years ago, Sophia Kianni’s middle school teacher stunned her with a statistic: By 2030, temperatures in the world’s warmest regions are expected to increase by more than twice the global average. When Kianni arrived in Tehran—where her aunts, uncles, and grandma all live—she got an even bigger surprise: Her family had…

Estonia’s First Woman Prime Minister Fights Climate Change

Kaja Kallas, leader of the country’s Reform party, plans to govern with the planet in mind. By Leah Rodriguez Kaja Kallas became Estonia’s first woman prime minister on Jan. 26, and prioritizing climate change is one of the first issues on her agenda, according to the Guardian.  Kallas, a 43-year old lawyer and leader of Estonia’s Reform party, took office after a far-right…

Women Leaders Take Stage at Global Climate Ambition Summit

By Madeline Hislop At a global climate ambition summit over the weekend, women leaders from around the world made their mark, highlighting the urgency of effective climate action. Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley told the virtual Climate Ambition Summit 2020, that other countries’ climate ambition will determine the fate of Barbados and other island nations that are vulnerable to global…