Dear Friends and Allies,


In less than two weeks, international policy makers will gather in Lima, Peru for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP20, working to draft a global climate agreement in preparation for negotiations in Paris in 2015. 


For climate justice to be the foundation of our global path forward, the voices of women and Indigenous and frontline communities need to be present and prominent in Lima and beyond. The Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN International) will be on-the-ground in Lima for this purpose, advocating within the U.N. climate negotiations, and presenting and participating in a powerful series of grassroots events. 


Will you support WECAN International as we mobilize for climate justice and equitable solutions in Lima?


Your gift will help WECAN International
bring a powerful contingent of women leaders together in Lima, including Indigenous women alliewho are mobilizing to keep oil in the ground and protect their forests, women leading the way in the renewable energy sector, and other community organizers who are creating change on a local and global scale.   

Donate here to help these incredible women leaders raise their voices in Lima, and to support WECAN International in presenting the following actions and events:

  • Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change-Lima:  WECAN International will host a forum highlighting (1) Indigenous women on the frontlines of forest protection and resistance to extractive industries, (2) plans for implementation of 100% renewable energy, (3) a just transition to a clean energy economy, (4) the newly released Women's Climate Action Agenda, and more. December 8.
  • International Rights of Nature Ethics Tribunal -Lima: The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature will adjudicate various cases linked to COP20 proceedings, including threats to the Great Barrier Reef and oil and mineral extraction in South America. The Tribunal is a model and potent tool to help communities working to defend the Earth and their health and heritage. WECAN is on the Global Alliance Steering Committee, and will be participating in the Tribunal. December 5-6. Read more here. 

Photo by Felipe Jacome
  • Advocacy at COP20 with the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) and the Women and Gender Constituency.
  • WECAN International Formal Side Event Inside COP20: Working in collaboration with our wonderful allies at Amazon Watch, panelists will address root causes of the climate crisis and present solutions. WECAN will also present the Women's Climate Action Agenda. December 9.
  • People's March in Lima, Peru: December 10.

System change, not climate change, for the Earth and future generations.

With Gratitude,

Osprey Orielle Lake
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Women's Earth and Climate Action Network

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