top of page


Friday, December 4, 2015


Emily Arasim, Communications Coordinator Women's Earth and Climate Action Network

Kevin Koenig Amazon Watch

Belen Paez Pachamama Alliance

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 - @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.

bottom of page