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Sunday, December 3, 2023


Katherine Quaid, Communications Coordinator, WECAN International

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COP28 Side Event: Frontline Women Leaders Advocate for Climate Justice, Fossil Fuel Phaseout, and Urgent Action

Dubai, United Arab Emirates– On Tuesday, December 5, grassroots, frontline and Indigenous women leaders will speak out to address root causes of interlocking crises and the need for women-led solutions based in a climate justice framework, during an official UN Side Event organized by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 28th session of the Conference of Parties (COP28) in Dubai, UAE.

Amongst various topics, speakers will highlight women-led strategies and leadership for forest and biodiversity protection, Indigenous rights, agro-ecology, fossil fuel resistance, protection of women land defenders, and community-led solutions.

Side Event: Women Implementing Climate Justice Solutions to Mitigate and Adapt to the Climate Crisis

WHEN: Tuesday, December 5, 4:45 - 6:15 pm UAE Time

WHERE: Side Event 1, B6, Bldg 79, Blue Zone


Casey Camp Horinek (Ponca Nation), Ponca Nation Environmental Ambassador and WECAN Board Member, Turtle Island, USA

Lucy Mulenkei (Maasai), Executive Director, Indigenous Information Network, Kenya

Braulina Baniwa (Baniwa), Executive Director, National Articulation of Indigenous Women Ancestrality Warriors (ANMIGA), Brazil

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

Taily Terena (Terena Nation), Indigenous rights activist, WECAN Coordinator in Brazil, Brazil

Osprey Orielle Lake, Executive Director, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN), USA

With special appearances by Sonia Guajajara, Minister of Indigenous Peoples in Brazil, and Célia Xakriabá, Federal Deputy to the Chamber of Deputies in Brazil.



The Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International - @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, trainings, and movement building for global climate justice.

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