Women's Earth & Climate Action Network, International

The Women's Earth & Climate Action Network (formerly IWECI) is a solutions-based, multi-faceted effort established to engage women worldwide to take action as powerful stakeholders in climate change and sustainability solutions. For Our Earth and Future Generations A project of Women's Earth and Climate Caucus and its partner eraGlobal Alliance
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WECAN is honored to partner with Praxis Peace Institute to presentThe Economics of Sustainability

Conference: OCTOBER 6 - 9, 2014
Fort Mason, San Francisco

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Announcing:WECAN U.S. Women’s Earth and Climate Summit 2015!

Strategy Session and Mobilization

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Videos

WECAN Delegates Dr.Vandana Shiva and Dr. Jane Goodall on CNN International during IWECI Summit

WECAN Delegates Melina Laboucan-Massimo and Tzeporah Berman on Democracy Now! during IWECI Summit Corroding Our Democracy: Canada Silences Scientists, Targets Environmentalists in Tar Sands Push

WECAN Delegates Rosemary Enie and Osprey Orielle Lake on Thom Hartmann Show for the IWECI Summit

Osprey Orielle Lake introducing 2013 IWECI Summit and Goals

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African Biodiversity Network

A regional network of individuals and organizations seeking African solutions to the ecological and socio-economic challenges that face the continent.

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Recognizing environmental sustainability as a fundamental human challenge and a tremendous business opportunity.

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Working to eradicate energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity.

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Nature shrinks as capital grows. The growth of the market cannot solve the very crisis it creates. - Vandana Shiva
Author of Soil Not Oil, India
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The greatest danger to our future is apathy. - Jane Goodall
Primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace, UK
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Saving seed is our duty, sharing seed is our culture. - Vandana Shiva
Author of Soil Not Oil, India
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With their skills, perspectives and experiences, women are already responding to the imacts of climate change. It is time to involve them as equal partners. When we do, our world as a whole will benefit. - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
South Korea
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You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. - Buckminster Fuller
Systems theorist, author, inventor, and futurist, USA
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The women of today are the thoughts of their mothers and grandmothers, embodied, and made alive. They are active, capable, determined and bound to win. They have one thousand generations back of them ... millions of women, dead and gone are speaking through us today. - Matilda Joslyn Gage
Suffragist and abolitionist, USA
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The woman is the foundation on which nations are built. She is the heart of her nation. If that heart is weak, the people are weak. If her heart is strong and her mind is clear, then the nation is strong and knows its purpose. The woman is the center of everything. - From a Native American Ojibwe Teaching
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Where ... do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home -- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. - Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady and First chair
Of the UN Commission on Human Rights, USA
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Internationally, women leaders are at the forefront of a global civil society network working to hold government, international institutions, and the private sector to account for their promises on climate action. - Wangari Maathai
Environmental and political activist, Kenya
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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
Environmental and political activist, Kenya




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