Why female leadership is what the climate justice movement needs

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July 24, 2020

Why female leadership is what the climate justice movement needs

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“The climate movement cannot succeed without an urgent upsurge in women’s leadership across the Global South and the Global North. Women and girls are already boldly leading on climate justice, addressing the climate crisis in ways that heal, rather than deepen, systemic injustices.”

These are the words that begin the Connected Women Leaders’ (CWL) Declaration on Climate Justice, unveiled in the context of the High-Level Meetings on the Sustainable Development Goals, an eight-day political forum by the United Nations, culminating Friday. One of the forum’s primary goals is to coordinate urgent climate change action. 

While declarations and calls to action aren’t new for the United Nations, not many of them are as specific and blunt in demanding dramatic shifts in power structures like this one, which calls for female representation in the climate justice movement to “grow in number and build power.”

Click here to read the full article published by Ms Magazine on 19 July 2020.

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