MP Caroline Lucas tops the 2020 Woman’s Hour Power List: Our Planet
Caroline Lucas, the Green Party’s sole MP, has topped this year’s Woman’s Hour Power List which celebrates the significant positive contributions women are making to the environment and the sustainability of our planet
These 30 remarkable women from around the UK have made protecting our planet their personal priority. They’re the decision makers, innovators, communicators, campaigners and volunteers who’ve made a conscious choice to care for our environment and find more sustainable ways to live"
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The list will be revealed live by Jane Garvey on Woman’s Hour on 16 November from 10am.
The top five women on the 30-women list are Caroline Lucas MP, environmental lawyer Farhana Yamin, clean air campaigner Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, young birder and environmentalist Mya-Rose Craig otherwise known as Birdgirl, and Sophie Howe, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.
This year’s panel was led by Head Judge, journalist Lucy Siegle. She was joined by horticulturalist and presenter Flo Headlam; Alice Larkin, Professor of Climate Science and Energy Policy at the University of Manchester; Zunaira Malik, who works for the UK environmental education charity Action for Conservation and Chair of the Environment Agency Emma Howard Boyd.
Karen Dalziel, editor of Woman’s Hour, says: “These 30 remarkable women from around the UK have made protecting our planet their personal priority. They’re the decision makers, innovators, communicators, campaigners and volunteers who’ve made a conscious choice to care for our environment and find more sustainable ways to live. However it’s not just the work they’re doing that sets them apart, it’s the scale of their passion, dedication and determination to bring about lasting charge that is so inspiring. We’re delighted to be celebrating them in this year’s Power List.”
Caroline Lucas (Member of Parliament)
Gail Bradbrook (Co-founder of Extinction Rebellion)
Catherine Howarth (CEO of ShareAction)
The Woman’s Hour Power List launched in 2013 and featured the 100 most powerful women in the UK, covering women working in traditional power structures – politics, the law, big business – and was headed by the Queen. In 2014 the list focused on ten ‘Game Changers’ with Baroness Doreen Lawrence in first place. In 2015 the theme was ‘The Power to Influence’ with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon heading the list. The fourth Power List in 2016 celebrated the seven women who had made the biggest impact on women’s lives over the past seven decades, as part of Woman’s Hour 70th anniversary celebrations, with Margaret Thatcher topping the list. In 2018 the Power List championed Women in Music with Beyoncé at the top of the list.
Woman’s Hour broadcasts on BBC Radio 4 at 10am Mondays-Fridays, and 4pm on Saturdays. The daily podcast can be downloaded from BBC Sounds.
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November 16, 2020 5:45am ET by BBC Radio 4