Special Update:  Women for Climate Justice 
At COP21 Climate Talks and Beyond 
November 27, 2015
Dear Friends and Allies, 

Yesterday, the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network delegation arrived in Paris, France to stand for  climate justice and systemic change  during United Nations COP21 climate negotiations.

WECAN will advocate inside of COP21 alongside the Women and Gender Constituency, and unite outside with thousands of peoples-movement allies to contemplate, act, confront and struggle with the existential question of how we will address climate change and transform how we are living with each other and our precious Earth. We will push for plans and policies that are in line with the magnitude of the crisis we face, and which foster justice for women, the Earth, and all of its diverse peoples.

In light of the wave of violence that has  impacted  Paris, Beirut, Baghdad, Nigeria and countless other communities - we will also hold space and take action in Paris to lift up critical  intersectional n arratives around  violence, racism, destructive economic systems, climate disruption, and  disconnection  from nature,  and demonstrate how  women  are  peace-makers and  solution  carriers. Our hearts and minds are with  all those affected by the recent tragic events.

With mass marches in Paris banned by French authorities, we are calling on allies to participate in  decentralized mobilizations planned across the world to ensure that the people's voice for climate justice is the voice that rings loudest during these pivitol negotiations. Last weekend, WECAN helped kick off global actions with more than 4,000 people on the streets in Oakland California, USA - marching to end fossil fuel extraction, uphold Rights of Nature, Indigenous rights and women's rights, and bring women's voices to the forefront.

We invite you to join us on the ground in Paris for WECAN actions and events, or follow along from wherever you are via our Facebook and Twitter pages.
WECAN Events in Paris During COP21 Climate Negotiations

Join WECAN in Paris on December 7th for  'Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change - Paris' -  an extraordinary gathering of women leaders joined in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of the climate crisis, and present the diverse array of visions and strategies with which they are working to address climate change and build a just, livable world.

WHAT: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change-Paris
WHEN: December 7 from 13:00 to 18:30
WHERE: Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel, 18 Boulevard Haussmann 
HOW: This event  is free and open to the public. English-Spanish-French translation will be available.  Learn more, view the line-up of outstanding speakers and register here .

Other Events:
  • International Rights of Nature Tribunal 
WHEN: December 4 & 5 from 9:00-18:30 
WHERE: Maison des M├ętallos,  94 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, Paris
HOW: Learn more and register here
  • Global Women & Indigenous Peoples on the Frontline of Climate Solutions: Forests & Renewable Energy 
WHEN: December 8 from  15:00-16:30
WHERE: Observer Room 01, Blue Zone, Le Bourget
HOW: UNFCCC Accreditation required - formal side event  
WATCH: Women Speak for Climate Justice on the Road to COP21

We are thrilled and honored to share our newly released video, 'Women Speak for Climate Justice on the Road to COP21'.  We extend the deepest gratitude to all of the women whose voices are featured, and all those who joined the Global Women's Climate Justice Day of Action and New York City hub event.

WATCH to hear powerful messages from women leaders standing in defense of the Earth and our communities, and offering solutions in the lead up to Paris climate negotiations and beyond.

Women Speak for Climate Justice on the Road to COP21

Learn More:
Support Women's Voices for Climate Justice at COP21

The Women's Earth and Climate Action Network has a delegation of outstanding frontline women leaders to Paris to stand for climate justice and real solutions inside and outside of negotiations. We need your support  for further media and on the ground opportunities  to ensure that their voices are  fully  heard, and that we are able to move to bring solutions for an equitable and healthy future to fruition.

Please donate here today in support and solidarity with women for climate justice at COP21 and into the new year.
Thank you for your continued support of our work for climate justice and care for the Earth and all generations, 
 Osprey Orielle Lake and the WECAN International Team