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MEDIA ADVISORY - Indigenous and Frontline Women Leaders to Present Solutions for Forest Protection and Renewable Energy at COP21

December 07, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 4, 2015

Contact:

Emily Arasim

Communications Coordinator

Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network

+1 (505) 920-0153 (text only in France)

emily@wecaninternational.org

 

Indigenous and Frontline Women Leaders to Present

Solutions for Forest Protection and Renewable Energy at COP21

PARIS, France (December 4, 2015)– On December 8, Gender Day at COP21 climate negotiations, frontlines and Indigenous women leaders from across North America, South America, and Africa will unite to present their solutions for forest protection and a just transition to renewable energy during a formal COP21 side event organized by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network, Amazon Watch and Ithaca College. Speakers will examine the Women’s Climate Action Agenda, a climate justice blueprint for our path forward; present the Sarayaku people of Ecuador’s ‘Living Forest’ proposal, highlighting Amazonian indigenous solutions; and showcase women as agents of change in transitioning to 100% renewable energy.

WHAT: ‘Global Women & Indigenous Peoples on the Frontline of Climate Solutions: Forests & Renewable Energy’ - formal UN Side Event at COP21

WHO: Patricia Gualinga - Indigenous Kichwa leader from Sarayaku, Ecuador

Neema Namadamu- Director of SAFECO & WECAN Coordinator, Democratic Republic of Congo

Casey Camp Horinek- Ponca Nation elder & representative of the Indigenous Environmental Network, USA

Angelina Galiteva– Founder, Renewables 100 Policy Institute, USA

Isis Alvarez Ortiz- Gender Advisor and Campaigner with the Global Forest Coalition, Colombia

Representative of Oil Watch International

Leila Salazar-López– Executive Director of Amazon Watch, USA

Osprey Orielle Lake - co-Founder and Executive Director, Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network, USA

WHEN: Tuesday December 8, 15:00-16:30

WHERE: Observer Room 01, Blue Zone - Requires accreditation badge to enter