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Last night, I attended the UNGA event, Leader’s Forum on Women Leading the Way: Raising Ambition for Climate Action, hosted by UN Women and the Mary Robinson Foundation.

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, addressed the attendees through video, and called on the group, on the eve of the Climate Summit, to forge a new agenda with bold and transformative action, and listen to the voices of women when creating a universal climate agreement for 2015.

Photo Credit: Liz Fortier Photo Credit: Liz Fortier

The discussion from the event will be presented at the Climate Summit today.

Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, opened the discussion by remarking that women are ‘bearing the brunt of climate change’.

Women, who are the farmers and fishers, and who rely on the land for their livelihood, become more vulnerable with climate change.

The keynote speaker Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, mentioned that women are 14…

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