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7th March 2014

Mary Robinson: Women Can Lead in Accelerating Climate Action

"As a global community, we find ourselves at a critical juncture. One path — the “business as usual” route — sees us approach a drastically warmer world, where our continuing reliance on fossil fuels will make this planet a cruelly inhospitable place for our children and grandchildren. The other path is the route towards opportunity and truly sustainable development. The route that gives future generations the same chances to grow and prosper as so many of us in the developed world have enjoyed."

In celebration of International Women's Day (Saturday, March 8) Mary Robinson has written a blog highlighting the importance of women's leadership in tackling the crisis of climate change. Highlighting the potential for accelerated progress on climate change if more women held positions of leadership, she calls on women business leaders to be "champions of climate justice." The full post can be found here.