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Sustainability Sunday #3

Seven leading ladies to follow at COP21.

Monday 30th November marks the beginning of the 21st Conference of Parties climate change conference, bringing together over 190 countries to discuss and secure a climate change deal that will enable us to reign in our impact on the environment.

The 2015 Paris Climate Conference aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, for the first time ever.

The conference will attract around 50,000 participants, half of which are official delegates from participating countries. With so many people involved in the discussions it’s hard to know who’s opinion matters most – essentially all those prepared to commit to an solid climate programme matter. UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres is one of the most influential women in these talks and in contrast to expectations that these kind of talks are mainly among men, some of the most important personnel to attend the conference this year are women. So here’s a guide to my top women to watch in the coming weeks…

Christiana Figueres

1. Christiana Figueres Head of the UNFCCC and the woman tasked with saving the world.

2. Angela Merkel Ger

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Gina McCarthy

Tasneem Essop

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Lisa Jackson

Pilita Clark

I’ll be following these women throughout the conference so keep an eye on my Twitter for updates too!

#climatechange #COP21 #sustainability #women

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