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The Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus (WECC)

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


 

 

 

 



Women Leading the Way

United Nations’ studies demonstrate that women are key to climate solutions, yet there is a severe gap between their daily lives and access to specific information, collaborative networks, resources, and to policy and decision-making bodies in order to impact environmental and social issues. WECC closes this gap through advocacy work and by offering a variety of forums, training programs, and interactive platforms to discuss policy, community needs and strategies, and to mobilize action. Men are also very much welcome to the Caucus.

We are not in a crisis because we cannot find solutions. We are in a crisis because we are not implementing solutions already here: this is precisely where the collective will of women can make all the difference. Women are leading the way!

 

To receive our newsletter or if you are interested in hosting a WECC event in your area, please contact Wyolah Garden at wgarden@ix.netcom.com 415-722-2083


 

Women's Earth and Climate Action Network
WECAN

 
 
 
 

Rights of Nature

WECC serves as an
International Advocate
for rights of nature

Global Alliance for
the Rights of Nature

WECC was a
contributing author
to the Rio+20
Global Exchange Report
on Right of Nature

Cormac Cullinan and
Osprey Orielle Lake
interviewed by UN Radio
about Rights of Nature

Rights of Nature and
the International
Women's Earth and
Climate Initiative

 
 

Interview on
Go Green Radio
with WECC Founder
and President,
Osprey Orielle Lake
discussing WECC and her award winning book,
Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture
with Nature

 
 
 

"Women are living on the frontlines of climate
change, and are ready
to be active partners in dealing with climate
change. If the international community is serious about addressing climate change,
it must recognize women
as a fundamental part
of the climate solution."
 -Wangari Maathai

 
 
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