Climate change action: These seven women MPs are leading the way

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Climate change action: These seven women MPs are leading the way


Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley addresses COP26 (IPU)

Research shows that female political leadership directs countries to adopt more robust climate change policies. Even though women globally are just 26.3 per cent of all parliamentarians, they are able to make a disproportionate impact.

The IPU is committed to increasing the ranks of women MPs from the current 11,653 and is happy to showcase these representative seven, who are already having a profound influence on national and global efforts to mitigate climate change: 

1. Mia Mottley

Prime Minister of Barbados since 2018 and leader of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) since 2008, Mottley is the first woman to hold either position. Awarded the UN’s Champion of the Earth Award for policy leadership in 2021, she has spent years campaigning against pollution, climate change and deforestation, turning Barbados into a frontrunner in the global environmental movement. At COP26 last year, she made global headlines for an impassioned speech in which she castigated major countries for pushing the world towards a climate catastrophe and imperilling the future of small island states like her own.

Click here to read the full article published by The Inter-Parliamentary Union on 27 July 2022.

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