Sherry Rehman named in TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2023
Sherry Rehman has been named in TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2023!
TIME Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world was published on Friday.
It features a diverse group of personalities from around the world who are making waves in their respective fields.
Pakistan’s Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehaman has been included in the list of 100 Most Influential People for her efforts during the cataclysmic floods that hit Pakistan in June last year.
Pakistan's Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman is one of TIME's 100 most influential people of 2023. Find out why #TIME100 https://t.co/7b0wA1SlGA— TIME (@TIME) April 14, 2023
Jennifer Morgan, Germany’s state secretary and special envoy for international climate action, penned a letter for Rehman, appreciating her efforts to communicate climate crises on a global stage.
Praising her efforts, Morgan said, “The water had not yet fully receded when Sherry Rehman arrived in Egypt for COP27, the U.N. climate summit, in November. There, as Pakistan’s Minister for Climate Change, she gave a voice to those who had lost everything to the floods. Through impassioned speeches and tireless engagement in negotiations, she convinced many of the delegates that the blatant injustice must come to an end. COP27 ended with a historic decision—the world community agreed for the first time to establish new loss and damage funding arrangements to support the most vulnerable countries. This is a big step toward climate justice, but we still have a long way to go. We will need more people like Sherry Rehman along the way.”
TIME 100 also includes the names of American economist Janet Yellen, US President Joe Biden, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, RRR director SS Rajamouli, and Palestinian-American ace model Bella Hadid, among others.
The list also includes journalists Niloofar Hamedi and Elaheh Mohammadi from Iran who first broke the news of Mahsa Amini.