Newsflash: Why No Women on UN Climate Panel?


Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, has created a UN group that will oversee financing to developing countries to help fight global warming. Problem is, of the 19 team members appointed, none were women.

Elizabeth Becker, a member of Oxfam America, and Suzanne Ehlers, president of Population Action International, pointed this out in a joint Grist article on International Women’s Day. As of press time today, France had replaced their male appointee with a woman.

ABOVE: Women protest climate change in Melbourne in December 2009. Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/takver/ / CC BY-SA 2.0

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