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Six Takeaways from COP24 Business and Industry Day

As new scientific research elucidates the need to take urgent and comprehensive climate action on the global level, business charted paths to a low-carbon economy at a major event in Katowice, Poland. At what has been billed as the most important global climate conference since the Paris Agreement was adopted at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) three years ago, business discussed how to collectively raise climate ambition at the COP24 Business and Industry Day in Katowice. Among the six key takeaways from the day’s discussions was the need to talk about gender where a powerful series of remarks came from Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Director of African Women in Agriculture (AWARD), in Kenya. Dr. Kamau-Rutenberg explained that it is impossible to talk about climate adaptation in Africa without talking about agriculture – and the way African agriculture is produced is very gendered.