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UN Church Center

Women on the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis: Ending the Era of Fossil Fuels and Building a Just Transition

Come join us to hear from powerful global women leading the way for a just and healthy future for all generations!

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Women on the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis: Ending the Era of Fossil Fuels and Building a Just Transition
Women on the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis: Ending the Era of Fossil Fuels and Building a Just Transition

Time & Location

Sep 25, 2024, 4:45 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

UN Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA

About the event

In-Person Event: Women on the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis: Ending the Era of Fossil Fuels and Building a Just Transition

Wednesday, September 25, 4:45 - 8:00pm ET

777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Please join us during Climate Week in New York City for an inspiring and strategic WECAN event, “Women on the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis: Ending the Era of Fossil Fuels and Building a Just Transition.” We welcome you to 777 United Nations Plaza, New York on September 25 from 4:45-8:00pm ET! Register here and more details to come.

During the event, women leaders in all their diversity will come together to share comprehensive and intersectional approaches, solutions, and strategies to stop fossil fuel extraction and to propel a Just Transition grounded in a climate justice framework. Critical topics include fossil fuel resistance; food sovereignty; forest protection; gender-responsive climate policies; Indigenous and human rights; Rights of Nature; strategic preparations for COP29 and COP30; uplifting care economies; community-led solutions; and transformative policies for our collective future. Women are leading the way for a just and healthy future for all generations!

Confirmed speakers, with more to be announced, include:

  • Secretary Puyr Tembé (Tembé), the first Secretary of Indigenous Peoples of the State of Pará in Brazil, and Co-founder of The National Association of Indigenous Ancestral Women Warriors (ANMIGA)
  • Casey Camp Horinek (Ponca Nation), Ponca Nation Environmental Ambassador and WECAN Board Member and Project Coordinator
  • Roishetta Ozane, Founder of Vessel Project of Louisiana and Gulf Fossil Finance Coordinator for the Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund
  • Eriel Tchekwie Deranger (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation), Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action
  • Tzeporah Berman, Chair, Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty
  • With moderation and comments by Osprey Orielle Lake, Founder and Executive Director of Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)

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