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Jakarta Post

Women and the climate change

  • Lynda K. Wardhani

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 5 2010   /  09:36 am

Recently, more than 115 world leaders gathered at the largest and most important United Nations meeting ever on fighting against global warming. In fact, the United Nations Climate Change Conference through its Copenhagen Accord has failed to reach a deal on industrialized and emerging nations reducing their greenhouse gas emissions, although it has successfully set a goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius over the coming years, and developed nations made a financial commitment to help poor nations cope with the effects of climate change.  After all this time, most of the debate about climate change has revolved around countries’ relative responsibility for limiting the growth of greenhouse gas emissions and funding efforts to shift to low-carbon energy and other green technologies. Climate change is more than just an issue of energy efficiency or industrial carbon e...