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Minister Of Environment Amina Mohammed And More Grace Vogue For Paris COP21

The women photographed by Vogue have been tagged Climate Warriors, you may wonder why? More than 190 countires gathered in Paris for the world’s largest summit on climate change called the Conference of the Parties, (COP21) and Nigeria’s Environment Minister, Amina Mohammed, was among the 13 women photographed by Vogue, as part of a feature on women on the front line fighting climate change.

Paris COP21 began on Monday, November 30, 2015, the summit is likely to yield the world’s first binding, universal agreement to cut carbon emissions and begin to address climate change.

Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, here are 13 of the formidable women leading the way on the fight for climate change.

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

hindou-lifemagChad co-chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change is from Chad.

Achala Abeysinghe is a legal adviser on climate change negotiations to the Chair of the Least Developed Countries Sri Lanka

Christiana Figueres


United Nation’s top climate change official from Costa Rica

Dessima Williams is a diplomat for Grenada

Laurence Tubiana, France’s ambassador for the international climate talks.

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner


A poet and climate activist from the Marshall Islands.

Farhana Yamin is an international climate lawyer from Peru.

Rachel Kyte, Vice President of the World Bank Group.

May Boeve


Executive Director of

Priscilla Achakpa is the Executive Director of the Women Environmental Programme.

Elizabeth Yeampierre

elizabeth-lifemagFounder of  Uprose.

Amina Mohammed, Minister of Environment and special adviser on post-2015 development planning to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Mindy Lubber, the President and founding board member of Ceres.


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