COP26: Focus on gender as giant puppet takes centre stage

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The inequalities that make women and girls more vulnerable to the effects of climate change are high on the agenda today. They form a large majority of the world’s poor, often depending on small-scale farming for their livelihoods. The UK government is set to announce £165m to tackle climate change while addressing and empowering women to take climate action. And we can expect an appearance from Little Amal, the giant puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, meeting activists from the countries through which she has “walked” during a four-month, 8,000km (4,970-mile) journey from the Syrian border.