PARIS, France (Dec. 3, 2015) – Vogue featured Women Climate Justice advocate and colleague Priscilla Achakpa from the Women’s Environmental Programme (WEP) based in Nigeria.
As executive director of the Women Environmental Programme, Priscilla has introduced thousands of women to sustainable solutions to everyday problems, such as waste-to-energy machines that can process rice husks. In Nigeria, Priscilla says, “The impact of climate change on women is huge. The men are forced to migrate and they leave the women, who are now the caregivers because they find they cannot leave the children . . . We don’t want a top-down solution” to climate change, says Priscilla. “We want bottom-up. But we need to be at the table.”
See all the powerful women leaders featured here: http://www.vogue.com/projects/13373340/climate-change-summit-women-cop21-warriors-global-warming/