New York, May 6th 2011– On Thursday, May 5th, WEDO’s Bridget Burns joined a panel of speakers at the Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus Forum — to share WEDO’s experiences of advocating for gender equality and promoting women’s leadership in the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Forum was a parallel event of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), organized by the Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus.

Other speakers included:

Joji Carino — Co-Leader, Tebtebba Foundation (Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education)
Ann Goodman –Co- Founder/Executive Director, Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future
Anita Wenden — International Peace Research Assoc. Chair, NGO CSW Subcommittee on Women and Climate Change
Donna Goodman — Founder, Earth Child Institute
Osprey Orielle Lake — Founder/Director, Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus

The Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus (WECC) is working as a collaborative organization to create an international campaign to reduce carbon emissions and to foster a post-carbon economy and energy future, while also addressing societal change. The Women’s Caucus honors diversity, and addresses both the immediate actions required to stop global warming as well as the long-term societal and personal transformation needed for systemic, creative, and enduring change. We are a solution-based alliance that works with women leaders from grassroots organizations, policy-making agencies, business, and science.

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For more information contact June Timberlake of WECC at

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