Former energy and climate change ministers Amber Rudd and Claire O’Neill have urged the government to insist upon equal gender representation from all country negotiating teams attending the COP26 Climate Summit this autumn. The former Conservative politicians, who led delegations to previous UN COPs during their respective tenures at the helm of UK climate policy, made the demand in an open letter published in the Times this morning to mark International Women’s Day.
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More effort must be made to represent women and minorities in climate crisis talks, says leading scientist Katharine Hayhoe. The Canadian climate scientist said it was “very sad” to see too few women involved in the leadership of Cop26, a key round of UN climate talks that are to be hosted in the UK in November. Prof Hayhoe was one of 400 female climate leaders to sign an open letter calling for the prime minister to “urgently address” the lack of gender balance in the UK Cop26 leadership team in December. The group noted that more than three-quarters of those on the Cop26 leadership team were men.
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