Tag: Climate Change

5 Young Women on the Forefront of Climate Action

Five Young Women on the Forefront of Climate Action Across Europe and Central Asia Women and girls are powerful leaders and change-makers for climate adaptation and mitigation and must be included in the design and implementation of climate action. Without their leadership, knowledge and participation in climate responses today, it is unlikely that solutions for a sustainable planet and gender-equal…

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African Women Show Why Gender Justice = Climate Justice

A women’s group led by Amy Thior (dressed in yellow) plant mangrove trees for climate adaptation on … [+] INA MAKOSI FOR ACTIONAID U.K. Women and girls are bearing the brunt of brutal climate impacts in the developing world, they also hold the key to taking decisive action against climate change and building resilience against its effects.  “We’ve seen that in all…

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…