Winnie Byanyima listed among top climate defenders


Uganda’s phenomenal woman, Winnie Byanyima, has been named among the 15 most influential women when it comes to global climate.

Byanyima is the current director of Oxfam International.

She also cofounded the Global Gender and Climate Alliance.

The academic and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the UN Secretary-General, has drafted a list of 15 women climate champions – from activists to artists.

The Alliance integrates gender concerns into the climate change negotiation process, monitors progress and promotes financial mechanisms and training opportunities equal for men and women.

When it comes to the necessity of including women at all levels of climate policy, there is no better argument than the stories and successes of the dynamic women who are already making a difference, writes Christiana Figueres.

As cochair of the World Economic Forum in 2015, Winnie Byanyima pushed for action on climate, for closing the wealth gap and eliminating tax loopholes, and even for creating a global tax organization.

“We have international organizations for health, trade and football, even for coffee, but not tax. Why not?” she exclaimed in an interview with The Globe and Mail.

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