Women are often the most affected by global warming - but they are also key actors for change. The role of women in fighting climate change has been one of the main side issues at this year's UN climate summit.
Germany's chancellor has been named the inaugural winner of an international gender equality award created by the Finnish government. The jury chose Merkel because of her "commitment to women and girls globally."
How can you beat climate change with only half the world's population? Gender was among the main side-topics at the UN climate summit in Bonn. DW spoke to women who intend to be part of the solution to climate change.
Across western Africa, people in rural communities are taking the future into their own hands with local initiatives to fight climate change and pollution, and improve public health and education.
Chinese women are becoming increasingly successful in the business world, but still do not have equal rights. However, their growing economic power will change their role in society, says DW's Frank Sieren.
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