Senator Sherry Rehman, the minister of climate change, has been listed as one of the “100 Most Influential People of 2023” by the American news magazine TIME.
The names of the most influential people from around the world who fit into the six categories of artists, icons, pioneers, leaders, titans, and inventors are included on the list that was published a day earlier.
Germany’s state secretary and special envoy for global climate action Jennifer Morgan wrote Rehman’s profile for the magazine.
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The climate change policy expert activist praised the minister for her efforts amid the devastating floods that struck Pakistan in June of last year.
The author observed that the climate catastrophe has many unpleasant aspects, but one of the most upsetting is that the nations who are least to blame for it are being impacted the most.
Even though Pakistan contributes only a little portion of the world’s emissions, the climate issue caused more than a third of the nation to flood last year.
Morgan gushed about the Pakistani minister, saying that via her passionate statements and persistent participation in the negotiations, she had persuaded many of the delegates that the egregious injustice needed to end.
“COP27 ended with a historic decision — the world community agreed to establish new loss and damage funding arrangements for the first time to support the most vulnerable countries.”
Although this was a significant step towards climate justice, the American German campaigner noted that “we still have a long way to go.”
Along the road, we’ll need more folks like Sherry Rehman, Morgan said.
Along with many other people, the TIME list also included Janet Yellen, Joe Biden, and Bella Hadid.