By Leona Liu, originally published at CIFOR’s Forests News
Wanjira Mathai is the Director of Partnerships for Womenâ€™s Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER) at the Wangari Maathai Institute (WMI). She previously directed International Affairs at Green Belt Movement (GBM), which was founded by her mother, the late Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai.
She spoke to the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) at the Global Landscapes ForumÂ about gender and climate change, and the need to empower women in order to achieve theÂ targets set out by the Paris Agreement.
As co-chair of the Global Restoration Council, Mathai also discussed theÂ importance of landscape restoration and why it is crucial for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Hear more from Mathai in the video below: