COP26: Women still excluded from top climate table

Most senior roles taken by men

Pedro Gonçalves
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Few firms actively include or consider women in their climate action decisions and plans.
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Few firms actively include or consider women in their climate action decisions and plans.

COP26, the climate talks considered the last chance to put the world on track to meet its climate ambitions, is “recognising and celebrating” gender equality and the empowerment of women in climate policy and action. However, women are still missing at the top climate table.

The lack of women's senior leadership in climate negotiations has been raised as an issue of concern by activists. The UK, which is hosing the summit, was planning an all-male top team for Glasgow,...

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