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10 women leading the fight against climate change

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🗞️ Driving the news: The article highlights the achievements of ten women actively combating climate change: Elizabeth May, Marina Silva, Kimiko Hirata, Eleni Myrivili, Dayle Takitimu, Dorte Krause-Jensen, Catherine Sarah Young, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Nicola Kagoro (“Chef Cola”), and Winnie Cheche

🔭 The context: These women's contributions are varied and significant
1. Elizabeth May leads Canada's Green Party with a focus on indigenous and environmental issues
2. Marina Silva, as Brazil's Minister of Environment, dramatically reduced deforestation
3. Kimiko Hirata's activism in Japan prevented the construction of coal plants
4. Eleni Myrivili, the UN's first Chief Heat Officer, tackles urban heat issues
5. Dayle Takitimu champions indigenous rights in New Zealand
6. Dorte Krause-Jensen's research in Denmark focuses on marine carbon sequestration
7. Catherine Sarah Young's art in Australia raises climate change awareness
8. Melina Laboucan-Massimo in Canada focuses on renewable energy for indigenous communities
9. Nicola Kagoro promotes vegan diets in Zimbabwe
10. Winnie Cheche educates on sustainability in Kenya

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Their actions have led to impactful outcomes like policy changes, reduced carbon emissions, and increased public awareness
This diverse approach reflects the multifaceted nature of environmental challenges and the need for varied strategies to address them effectively

⏭️ What's next: The continued leadership and innovation of these women are critical for advancing global environmental goals
Their work exemplifies the impact of committed individuals in driving significant change and the importance of supporting diverse voices in environmental advocacy

💬 One quote: “We should face the science clear-eyed with a serious intent that acknowledges we cannot afford to hit the snooze button on this report because this time the scientists are telling us that 1.5°C is far more dangerous than we thought it was” (Elizabeth May)

📈 One stat: Under Marina Silva's leadership, Brazil saw an 84% reduction in deforestation rates between 2004 and 2012.

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