Women, especially those in poor countries, know the importance of a sustainable environment, and their expertise needs to be part of policy-making and management, writes Lakshmi Puri, deputy executive director at UN Women.
"The biggest challenge to the effort is choosing the parties to the negotiation. The Taliban have so far completely sidelined the Afghan government and have indicated that they only want to talk with the United States."
The man who became the face of UN climate negotiations leading up to the December Copenhagen climate summit announced that he will retire in July. Now, the race is on to replace Yvo de Boer as the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. ... Conventional wisdom suggests that the next climate chief will come from the developing world, since each of the last three were Westerners.