Organisation calls for women to be prioritised at global summits

Published by Will Dodds on September 24th 2021, 4:04pm

The Global Women's Assembly for Climate Change has urged world leaders to prioritise women at COP26 and other similar summit meetings in the future.

The organisation delivered a seven-point plan during the UN General Assembly in New York, signed by more than 120 organisations.

Through the plan, the assembly called on governments and financial institutions to act on the findings of the latest IPCC report into climate change in an equitable way.

The report said that climate change is now at the stage of "code red for humanity".

The seven-point plan read as follows: Transition to 100 per cent renewable energy, promote women in leadership, protest the rights of indigenous people, protect forests and biodiversity, address water security, promote food security, and protect the rights of nature.

Emma Martin, the owner of agronomy alliance Crop Advisors, discussed her role as a woman in an important leadership position during a recent episode of The Leaders Council podcast.

Crop Advisors works with 20 leading agronomists and has more than 600 members, covering in excess of 300,000 acres.

"One of the biggest things that I learned about becoming a leader is that you need to recognise the type of people that you have working in your business," she said.

"You have to be flexible. It might be that you somebody who is incredibly detailed-oriented. So, if you put them with someone that has a more casual approach then they are not necessarily going to work well together."

Writing in The Parliamentary Review, Martin discussed how she had also spearheaded a programme to encourage more people into the sector.

"Ten years ago there was a large ageing population of independent agronomists and this was a risk to our business," she said.

"We took a conscious decision to invest, support and spend time in developing the next generation of agronomists. We set up a two year apprenticeship scheme and over this time, the trainee spends two days a week at CA understanding the background to the commercial decisions that are taken and then three days out in the field with one of our associated agronomists. This has been highly successful, and we now have four full-time agronomists working out in the field with a positive and growing client base."

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September 24th 2021, 4:04pm

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