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Organizing Cmte. for COP29 in Azerbaijan Does Not Include a Single Woman

HeadlineJan 18, 2024

Azerbaijan, the host country of this year’s U.N. climate summit in December, has come under fire after it unveiled its organizing committee for COP29, made up of 28 men and no women. The group She Changes Climate blasted the “regressive” decision, saying, “Climate change affects the whole world, not half of it.” The organizing committee does, however, include oil and gas executives. Earlier this month, Azerbaijan’s environmental minister, Mukhtar Babayev, was named as COP29’s president. Babayev previously spent 26 years at the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic, or SOCAR.

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