Arabnews24.ca:Thursday 1 December 2022 10:25 AM: The Financial Times has chosen Pakistani climate minister Sherry Rehman among the 25 most influential women of 2022.
At COP27 last month, Sherry Rehman gave a powerful account of the devastating floods in Pakistan, highlighting the injustice at the heart of climate change. “The bargain made between the global north and global south is not working,” she said. Through the power of her argument, she forced developed countries to listen.
Her negotiating skills, her pragmatism in navigating the blocks that developed countries put in her way and her campaigning voice were instrumental in the progress on loss and damage at COP27.
Her moral authority, representing communities suffering the impacts of climate change, led to the ground-breaking agreement to establish a fund that has given renewed hope to many in the global south.