WEDO will be participating in the following key events in and around the Global Climate Action Summit!

Women Leaders in Global Climate Action
A reception, panel, and art showcase
September 13, 2018 | 5:00pm-9:00pm | 111Minna Gallery| San Francisco, CA

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Please join the Sierra Club and the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) for an evening celebrating the climate action of women leaders at the local, national, and international level.

As an affiliate event with the Global Climate Action Summit, hosted by California Governor Jerry Brown, Women Leaders in Global Climate Action will mainstream the stories and words of those at the forefront and at the front-lines of both climate impacts and climate solutions. With an emphasis on women leaders, both at the local level and in international policy spaces such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), real, lasting, and community-oriented solutions can be implemented with an eye to collaboration. With women and femmes at the center of climate action, Sierra Club and WEDO know that climate solutions will be just and lead to a safe and healthy environment for all.

The Women Leaders in Global Climate Action reception is centered around a panel of climate leaders. Attendees will be treated to inspiring feminist climate action art displayed throughout the venue. The Reception will be a dynamic space for feminists to gather, mingle, and explore the leadership of women through policy, art, direct activism and more.

Event information

This event is free and open to the public at 111Minna Gallery, just a short 5 minute walk from the GCAS venue. Doors open at 5:00pm; the hour-long panel will commence at 6:00pm; and the reception will run until 9:00pm.

Our 6pm panel of local and international climate leaders will be moderated by Leila Salazar Lopez, (Executive Director of Amazon Watch) including Her Excellency Hilda Heine (President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands), Majandra Rodriguez-Acha, (co-founder of TierrActiva Peru), Doria Robinson(invited) (Executive Director of Urban Tilth) and Bridget Burns (Director of WEDO).

Art will be on display from artists Monica Jahan Bose and the Young Feminist Fund (FRIDA), globalstorytelling project.

Light refreshments and drinks will be provided. The 111Minna Gallery is a 21+ venue. Please ensure that you have your identification handy.

Please direct any question and inquiries to Jessica Olson at

Other Events

In addition to the above event, WEDO will be participating in the following key events in and around the Global Climate Action Summit!

 Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice: Women Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change, The Green Room (second floor), 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CATuesday, September 11, 2018, from 1:00 to 8:30pm (PT)

An extraordinary gathering of women leaders from across the United States and around the world, joined in solidarity to speak out against environmental and social injustice, draw attention to root causes of the climate crisis, and present the diverse array of visions and strategies with which they are working to shape a healthy and equitable world. WEDO‘s Bridget Burns will join the Assembly. This event is free and open to the public – Please click here to RSVP.

 Changing the Climate Conversation: Enabling Women’s Participation to Advance Climate Justice, The Green Room, War Memorial, 401 Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 8:30am-11:00am (PT)

A dialogue hosted by the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, focused on enabling women’s participation in gender responsive climate action to advance justice.

 To Act on Climate, Empower WomenGlobal Climate Action Summit eventFriday, September 14, 2018, from 9:00am-10:30am (PT)

Women are more likely to bear the heaviest burden in a changing climate. Studies show that 80 percent of people displaced by change around the globe are women. But women also hold unique power to mitigate its effects. Educating girls and support for family planning were ranked by Project Drawdown as two of the top ten most powerful levers for reducing emissions. Women also frequently control household purchasing power and electricity usage, set standards for waste disposal and make other key household choices. In agrarian communities, women’s knowledge and land stewardship practices are key to keeping emissions down. This session will discuss the impact of education and economic opportunity for women and girls on beating change and the clean energy solutions that women are leading.

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