Women from diverse professional backgrounds and geographic locations, like Edna Cartoyo (Kenya), Flavia Cherry (St. Lucia), Reem Almealla (Bahrain) and Maria Nailevu (Fiji) are present on the front lines of the climate change negotiations in Paris. Women globally hold a small percentage of top ministerial positions in environment-related sectors, leading to half of the global population being underrepresented.  This group of strong women representatives from Bahrain to Peru, Navajo Nation to Kenya, are in Paris to ensure the voices of women are heard. Photo credit: John Picklap