Women's Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation

Climate Change

Signatures Success! Ministry for Climate Change Restored After National Campaign


In January this year, it was announced that the Pakistani government was reinstating the Climate Change Ministry. The turnaround can be attributed in part to the upcoming United Nations conference in Paris, where governments are expected to seal a new agreement to tackle climate change. However, this success should also be heralded as testament to the power of ordinary Pakistani citizens, including the farm women who mobilised their communities and sent their message all the way up to the government. In this instance, political pressure from above and below convened to achieve success.

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