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As the climate crisis escalates, women are leading the charge for more ambitious environmental outcomes

By Victoria McKenzie-McHarg
December 8 2021 - 6:25pm
German chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for her speech at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow last month. Picture: Getty Images

We all watched with bated breath while world leaders negotiated the future of our planet at the recent climate negotiations in Glasgow. Yet the people at the decision-making tables remained the same as always - and they were overwhelmingly white men. In fact only 10 of the 140 world leaders who attended the opening leaders summit were women.

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