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Saturday, November 6, 2021

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Katherine Quaid, Communications Coordinator, WECAN International

Katherine@wecaninternatonal.org

Global Grassroots, Indigenous and Frontline Women Leaders Speak Out for Climate Justice at COP26

GLASGOW, Scotland (November 6, 2021) – On November 8, grassroots, frontline and Indigenous women leaders, alongside representatives from international climate justice organizations, will speak out and present struggles and solutions for climate justice at two upcoming events organized by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.


Amongst various topics, speakers will address root causes of interlocking crises and the need for solutions based in a climate justice framework, forest and biodiversity protection, Indigenous rights, agro-ecology, fossil fuel resistance, protection of women land defenders, and community-led solutions. See details for both events below.


COP26 WECAN Formal UN Side Event:

Women for Climate Justice Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change

WHEN: 13:15 - 14:30, Monday, November 8

WHERE: Online via the COP26 Platform or YouTube here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJlvsGJAR8NsiyLzuBf_cQg


Press Conference:

Women for Climate Justice Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change

WHEN:  17:45 - 18:15, Monday, November 8

WHERE: Press Conference Room Durdle Door, SEC Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

Find the public webcast here: https://unfccc-cop26.streamworld.de/webcast/womens-earth-and-climate-action-network-2


Speakers for both events include:

  • Eriel Deranger (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation), Executive Director, Indigenous Climate Action, Canada

  • Helena Gualinga (Kichwa), Youth Climate Activist from Sarayaku, WECAN Youth Leader Ecuadorian Amazon

  • Sonia Guajajara (Guajajara), Executive Coordinator, APIB, Brazilian Amazon

  • Sostine Namanya, Gender & Food Security Officer, National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), Uganda

  • Casey Camp-Horinek (Ponca Nation), Environmental Ambassador and WECAN Board Member, USA

  • Moderation and Comments by Osprey Orielle Lake, Executive Director of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International, USA

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The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International is a 501(c)3 and solutions-based organization established to engage women worldwide in policy advocacy, on-the-ground projects, direct action, trainings, and movement building for global climate justice.