Alina Saba, a Limbu Indigenous woman from Nepal, was one of four candidates selected by United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service to speak at the UN Climate Summit in 2014. She was surprised to see kind of disparity between the developed world and developing world as soon as she entered New York City. Unfortunately, women comprise 70% of the world’s poor and contribute the least to climate change, yet they are facing the brunt of climate impacts. Even so, Saba has hope that locally-driven equitable systems for creating sustainable world (which require funding from stakeholders) can promote gender equality. Photo credit: Alina Saba