COP21 is too male dominated and has male priorities, says UN special envoy

Paris climate summit’s gender imbalance is detrimental to taking action on saving people from global warming, says Mary Robinson

The climate change talks going on in Paris are too dominated by men, to the detriment of effective action on saving people from the ravages of global warming, the UN’s special envoy on climate change has said.

Mary Robinson, the former UN human rights chief and Ireland’s first female president, told the Guardian in an interview: “This is a very male world [at the conference]. When it is a male world, you have male priorities.”

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from Sustainable development | The Guardian
via http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/08/cop21-is-too-male-dominated-and-has-male-priorities-says-un-special-envoy

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