Dear Friends and Allies Across the Globe,

 

Over the past few months we have begun to feel a change in the air. Issues of environmental crisis and climate justice are increasingly at the forefront of global conversations. We know we have only a brief window of time to take action to avoid catastrophic climate impacts, and together around the world we are raising our voices while we work unceasingly to bring about just solutions.

 

Photos by Felipe Jacome

Will you support the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN International) as we work to amplify the voices of women and Indigenous peoples in the conversation around climate change at this crucial time? Read on to learn about WECAN International's recent work and the powerful actions planned around the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP20 in Lima, Peru this December. 


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Recently, hundreds of thousands of people marched as part of the People's Climate March, 'Flooded Wallstreet', blocked coalports and pipeline routes, and joined forces to strategize and collaborate in an unprecedented way.

On the ground for the UN Climate Summit and People's Climate March, WECAN International mobilized women worldwide and marched in the streets of New York City, hosted an event highlighting women's role on the frontlines of climate impacts and solutions, hosted a Rights of Nature convening, and released and distributed our comprehensive Women's Climate Action Agenda.

  

Help us further build this momentum as we travel to Lima, Peru next month for the UNFCCC COP20 negotiations. Donate here. We will be leading and engaging in a powerful series of events and actions in response to this decisive conference and need your support to bring Indigenous women allies who are mobilizing to keep oil in the ground and protect their forest, leaders in the renewable energy sector, and other community organizers to represent themselves at this crucial platform. Some of the actions your gift will help make possible include:

  • International Rights of Nature Ethics Tribunal -Lima: Dec. 5-6   The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, of which WECAN is a key member, will hold an International Rights of Nature Ethics Tribunal, adjudicating various cases linked to COP20 proceedings including threats to the Great Barrier Reef, oil and mineral extraction in South America, and more. The Tribunals are a potent tool which we plan to expand as a means of helping communities to defend the Earth and their health and heritage. Read more here. 
  • Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change: Dec. 8. WECAN will host a forum highlighting (1) Indigenous women on the frontlines of forest protection and resistance to extractive industries, (2) 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.
  • Advocacy at COP20 with the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) and the Women and Gender Constituency.                                                              
  • WECAN International formal UN side event inside the UNFCCC COP20 in collaboration with our wonderful allies at Amazon Watch
    Dec.9
  • People's March in Lima, Peru: Dec. 10

 


Your donation will directly contribute to WECAInternational's efforts in Lima next month, particularly in supporting travel funds for the incredible Indigenous women leaders whose voices absolutely must be present and prominent at COP20 to address climate change in a socially equitable and ecologically harmonious way.



With Gratitude, and for the Earth and Future Generations,

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


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