Thursday, August 7, 2014

Climate deal must bring gender equality

Article: Christiana Figueres: Climate deal must bring gender equality
UN climate chief Christiana Figueres says a climate deal must create an equal economy for men and women.
Apparently, there are not enough women are being benefited by "climate capitalism." More women in positions of power would mean governments and industries would automatically make better decisions than men make.
In heading for that goal, there needs to be a move away from the “explicit male focus” of policy, she says.

“It is critical that that new economy not only re-establish the relationship between man and nature, which has been thoroughly not respected, but it also re-establishes the balance that is needed between the genders.”

Women make up half the population but are under-represented in the world’s major political and economic institutions; the UN is no different.

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