Indigenous and Frontline Women Leaders to Present Solutions for Forest Protection and Renewable Energy at COP21
PARIS, France (December 4, 2015) – On December 8, Gender Day at COP21 climate negotiations, frontlines and Indigenous women leaders from across North America, South America, and Africa will unite to present their solutions for forest protection and a just transition to renewable energy during a formal COP21 side event organized by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network, Amazon Watch and Ithaca College. Speakers will examine the Women’s Climate Action Agenda, a climate justice blueprint for our path forward; present the Sarayaku people of Ecuador’s ‘Living Forest’ proposal, highlighting Amazonian indigenous solutions; and showcase women as agents of change in transitioning to 100% renewable energy.
WHAT: ‘Global Women & Indigenous Peoples on the Frontline of Climate Solutions: Forests & Renewable Energy’ - formal UN Side Event at COP21
Patricia Gualinga - Indigenous Kichwa leader from Sarayaku, Ecuador
Neema Namadamu- Director of SAFECO & WECAN Coordinator, Democratic Republic of Congo
Casey Camp Horinek- Ponca Nation elder & representative of the Indigenous Environmental Network, USA
Angelina Galiteva– Founder, Renewables 100 Policy Institute, USA
Isis Alvarez Ortiz- Gender Advisor and Campaigner with the Global Forest Coalition, Colombia
Representative of Oil Watch International
Leila Salazar-López– Executive Director of Amazon Watch, USA
Osprey Orielle Lake - co-Founder and Executive Director, Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network, USA
WHEN: Tuesday December 8, 15:00-16:30
WHERE: Observer Room 01, Blue Zone - Requires accreditation badge to enter
The Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International
www.wecaninternational.org - @WECAN_INTL
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.