International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative Summit Talk Featuring Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Amy Goodman and more.
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The Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus is working as a collaborative organization to create an international campaign to reduce carbon emissions and to foster a post-carbon economy and energy future, while also addressing societal transformation.

Mission

At the core of the Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus is a commitment to meet the increasing social and environmental challenges of the climate crisis in order to support a flourishing Earth and a just global future. We are a solution based alliance and intend for this inspirational, emerging Women’s Caucus to be a powerful game-changer.

Description

WECC is a solution-based alliance that works to foster resilient communities, promote a post-carbon economy and energy future, while encouraging societal transformation. From supporting local and ecological food and energy models to advocating for rights of nature and sustainable policies, WECC is dedicated to a future where communities thrive.

WECC collaborates with women leaders from grassroots organizations, policy-making agencies, as well as the business and scientific communities. We believe breakthrough alliances are critical at this time. The complexities of the climate crisis require systemic change in how we are living with each other and our Earth. By gathering diverse representation, WECC embraces a whole-systems approach to understanding the intricacies of climate change, from the impacts on the natural world to the threats to social justice and survival. Our strategic focus is strengthening and building the capacity of women’s leadership worldwide as an essential ingredient to solving critical issues of climate mitigation and adaptation focusing on:

women’s empowerment
food sovereignty, water security
green business and renewables
rights of nature
new economic structures
reconnecting with the natural world
social and political advocacy
respecting Indigenous knowledge
breakthrough alliances
resilient communities

Time frame of above video
5:00 pm      Networking Reception with Buffet [Renaissance]

6:30 pm      Welcome Women of the World [Montebello]
Welcome Remarks
Music by Jennifer Berezan

Welcome By and Honoring of Dr. Janice Turner
Indigenous Representative of the Hudson Valley, NY (Lenape/USA)

Opening Comments
Osprey Orielle Lake IWECI and Women’s Earth and Climate  Caucus (USA)
Sally Ranney IWECI and eraGlobal Alliance (USA)
Carmen Capriles Reacción Climática (Bolivia)
Rosemary Enie
Women’s Environment Climate Action Network (Tanzania)

7:00 pm      Introductions and Thank You
Steering Committee, Advisory Council, Core Staff and Volunteers

Introduction to Evening Event

7:30 pm      The Big Picture: Conversation with
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE Jane Goodall Institute (UK/USA)
Dr. Vandana Shiva Navdanya (India)
Moderator: Amy Goodman Democracy Now! (USA)

8:15 pm      Questions, Answers, Discussion

8:45 pm      Ceremonial Signing of Women’s Declaration Statement

              Closing Comments / Announcements

              Signing of Declaration by All Delegates

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