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

IWECI Summit Delegates

IWECI Delegates to date:

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Lorena Aguilar

Global Senior Gender Advisor International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (Costa Rica)
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H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak (invited)

Secretary General Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) (United Arab Emirates)
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Maude Barlow

Author and National Chairperson The Council of Canadians (Canada)
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Rev. Marta Benavides

Theologian, Permaculturist, Educator, Artist Siglo XXIII (El Salvador)
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Tzeporah Berman

Author, environmentalist (Canada)
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Shannon Biggs

Director, Community Rights Program Global Exchange (USA)
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Sabine Bock

Climate Change Coordinator Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) (Germany)
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May Boeve

Executive Director 350.org (USA)
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Fadoua Brour

Founder, President (MYCM); National Coordinator (AYCM) Moroccan Youth Climate Movement; Arab Youth Climate Movement (Morocco)
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Bridget Burns

Advocacy and Communications Director Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) (USA)
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Casey Camp-Horinek

Native Rights Activist, Environmentalist, Actor Indigenous Environmental Network (Ponca/USA)
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Carmen Capriles

Founder-Coordinator Reacción Climática (Bolivia)
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Aimee Christensen

Founder & CEO Christensen Global Strategies, LLC (USA)
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Rucha Chitnis

South Asia Program Director Women's Earth Alliance (USA)
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Sally Jewell Coxe

President Bonobo Conservation Initiative (USA)
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Melanie DeMore

Musical Performer at the Summit Vocal Activist (USA)
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Bineta Diop

Founder and President Femmes Africa Solidarité (Senegal)
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Dr. Sylvia Earle

Marine Biologist, Explorer-in-Residence National Geographic (USA)
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Nathalie Eddy

Coordinator Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) (USA)
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Rosemary Enie

Director, Community Rights Program Women's Environment Climate Action Network (WECAN) (Tanzania)
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Mirna Fernandez

Education Coordinator Bolivian Girl Guides Association (Bolivia)
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Christiana Figueres

Executive Secretary United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (Costa Rica)
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Maggie Fox

President and CEO Climate Reality Project (USA)
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Sascha Gabizon

Executive Director Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) (Netherlands)
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Angelina Galiteva

Founding Board Chair Renewables 100 Policy Institute (USA)
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Patricia Glazebrook

Member, Board of Directors Gender CC — Women for Climate Justice (USA)
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Dr. Jane Goodall, Dame of the British Empire

Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace The Jane Goodall Institute
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Kristin Graf

Executive Director Women of Wind Energy (USA)
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Natalia Greene

Consultant for Rights of Nature Fundación Pachamama (Ecuador)
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Claire Greensfelder

Policy and Organizational Consultant Conversations with the Earth and WECAN (USA)
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Patricia Gualinga Montalvo

Indigenous Leader (Sarayaku/Ecuador)
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Hiwot Hailu

Development Activist Ethiopia
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Dr. Katherine Hayhoe (via Skype)

Director, Climate Science Center Texas Tech University (USA)
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Hon. Connie Hedegaard

European Commissioner for Climate Action European Commission (Denmark)
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Lene Kielsen Holm

Research Scientist and Project Leader Greenland Climate Research Centre (Inuk/Greenland)
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Thilmeeza Hussain

Founder Voice of Women (VOW) Maldives (Maldives)
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Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

Representative Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (Mbororo/Chad)
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Natalie Isaacs

CEO, Co-Founder 1 Million Women (Australia)
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Dr. Naoko Ishii

CEO & Chairperson Global Environment Facility (Japan/USA)
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Lynn Israel

Network Member Earth Circle, Women's Donor Network (USA)
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Kosha Joubert

President Global Ecovillage Network (South Africa)
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Farah Kabir

Country Director ActionAid Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
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Aira Kalela

Senior Advisor Global Gender and Climate Alliance / Women for Environment and Development (Finland)
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Naomi Klein (via Skype)

Author, Activist (Canada)
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Nadezhda Kutepova

Founder Planet of Hopes (Russia)
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Rachel Kyte

Vice President for Sustainable Development The World Bank (UK/USA)
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Melina Laboucan-Massimo

Member of the Lubicon Cree First Nation; Climate and Energy Campaigner Greenpeace (Canada)
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Mary Mavanza

Program Director, Gombe Masito Ugalla (GMU) Ecosystem Program Jane Goodall Institute Tanzania (Tanzania)
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Osprey Orielle Lake

Founder & Co-Director, WECAN / Founder & President Women's Earth and Climate Caucus (USA)
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Florina López Miró

Coordinator Indigenous Women's Biodiversity Network (Kuna, Panama)
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Katherine Lucey

Founder and Chief Executive Officer Solar Sister (USA)
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Wanjira Mathai (Invited)

Vice-Chair Green Belt Movement (Kenya)
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Julia Marton-Lefèvre

Director General International Union for the Conservation of Nature (France/USA/Hungary)
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Ghislaine Maxwell

CEO and Founder The TerraMar Project (UK)
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Anne Marie Miller

CEO and Founder Sustainable Waste Design (USA)
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Neha Misra

Chief Collaboration Officer Solar Sister (India)
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Lucy Mulenkei

Director Indigenous Information Network (Maasai/Kenya)
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Noelene Nabulivou

Executive Committee Member Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) (Fiji)
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Lidy Nacpil

International Coordinator Jubilee South (Philippines)
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Neema Namadamu

Executive Director Hero Women (Democratic Republic of Congo)
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Malia Nobrega-Olivera

Director of Strategic Partnerships Loli Aniau, Makaala Aniau (LAMA) (Climate Change, Climate Alert) (Hawai'i/USA)
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Sheila Oparaocha

International Coordinator ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (Netherlands)
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Jacqueline Patterson

Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) (USA)
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Subhashni Raj

Climate Advocate, PhD Student, Jerome L. Kaufman Doctoral Fellow in Food Systems Planning State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, (Fiji)
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Sally A. Ranney

Co-Director, WECAN / Founder & President eraGlobal Alliance (USA)
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Janet Redman

Co-Director Sustainable Energy and Economy Network (SEEN), Institute for Policy Studies (USA)
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Kelly Rigg

Executive Director Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA) (Netherlands)
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Hon. Mary Robinson

Former President of Ireland; Founder Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice (Ireland)
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Colleen Ross

Farmer and Vice President National Farmers Union of Canada (Canada)
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Andrea Santy

Director, Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program World Wide Fund for Nature
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Liane Schalatek

Associate Director Washington Office of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung (Germany)
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Pasang Dolma Sherpa

National Coordinator NEFIN Global Climate Change Program (Nepal)
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Dr. Vandana Shiva

Indian Philosopher, Environmental Activist, Founder Navdanya (India)
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Dr. Swati Shresth

Focal Point for South & East Asia Global Forest Coalition (India)
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Hon. Marina Silva (via Skype)

Environmentalist, Politician & Founder Instituto Marina Silva (Brazil)
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Reetu Sogani

Grassroots Practitioner and Activist (India)
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Atossa Soltani

Executive Director Amazon Watch (USA)
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Svitlana Slesarenok

Director Black Sea Women’s Club/ MAMA-86-Odessa (Ukraine)
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Janice Turner

D.P.M., M.P.H. and citizen of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware. (USA)
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Laura Turner Seydel

Chairperson Captain Planet Foundation (USA)
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Richenda Van Leeuwen

Executive Director, Energy and Climate/Energy Access Initiative United Nations Foundation (USA)
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Mayalú Waura Txucarramae

Indigenous Leader Mebêngôkrê Nyre Movement (Kayapó and Waura/Brazil)
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Jody Williams

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate / Chair Nobel Women's Initiative (USA)
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Laurie Williams, Esq.

Attorney and Volunteer Citizens Climate Lobby (USA)
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Dr. Hala Yousry

Director, Rural Sociology Department Desert Research Center (Egypt)
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Suzanne York

Senior Writer Institute for Population Studies (USA)

Selection Criteria:

To achieve intimacy in conversation to ensure the most productive conversation, IWECI has limited Summit delegates to 100. 

In order to honor diversity and achieve a productive and holistic conversation, and to pay full respect to the international scope of the problem and solutions, IWECI has set forth the following criteria in determining Summit delegates:



  1. IWECI intends to host a truly international conversation and therefore delegates will be selected from the five UN regions.
  2. IWECI intends to host a diverse and dynamic conversation and therefore will select delegates representing diversity in age, nationality, expertise and background.
  3. 
IWECI intends to host a cross-sector gathering and therefore delegates from various sectors will be invited, including, but not limited to government, business, non-profits, academia and NGO’s.



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