Women act for climate justice

Women of the WECAN International network take action outside the UN General Assembly in New York City, as part of the Global Women’s Climate Justice Day of Action, September 29, 2015. Credit: Emily Arasim.

Nancy Price, Earth Democracy

Before the COP 22 Climate Summit, November 7-18, join the worldwide call for women and girls to showcase their climate justice struggles and solutions by posting photos and statements or by organizing educational events, community projects, protests, and marches during 10 days of global mobilization, October 28-November 6.

Earth Democracy endorses and joins Women Act for Climate Justice: Ten Days of Global Mobilization, October 28–November 6, which ends the day before the COP 22 Summit opens.

This 2016 Women Act for Climate Justice campaign is being called in advance of the November 2016 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – COP 22 Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, where, the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) says, “we must work together to ensure a sustained civil society presence and pressure to demand that all governments’ road maps ahead originate in a climate justice framework, and with respect to human, Indigenous and women’s rights, and gender, social, economic and ecological justice.”

As we know, in the year just since COP 21, the climate crisis has only intensified. It’s been the warmest year, with the hottest months. The US has not yet moved close to achieving its COP 21 pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent, and atmospheric carbon may have topped 400 ppm permanently, making it virtually impossible to stay below 2 degree Celsius warming, as all nations agreed in Paris.

Read Why Women Are Key in the movement for climate justice and are disproportionately impacted by global warming and extreme weather.

It’s time to join Earth Democracy and Women Act for Climate Justice. Consult our Climate Justice+Women+Peace campaign and order cards here.

Consider ideas for planning a Branch action and submit your action here.

Consult WECAN’s Social Media Tool Kit and join their Solutions Forum to dialogue about WILPF US and Earth Democracy actions and materials.

As stated on the WECAN website: This 10-day global mobilization is so important “to show our resistance to environmental and social degradation; highlight the climate impacts our communities are facing; demand drastic change away from our unjust neoliberal economic and development systems; and demonstrate the many effective, just and safe climate solutions, strategies and political calls that are being implemented by women and girls around the world on a daily basis.”



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