New York, May 5th 2011– Today, WEDO’s Bridget Burns will share experiences of advocating for gender equality and promoting women’s leadership in the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus Forum, a parallel event of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) taking place this week.

Please see below for further details about the event:

Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus Forum
Facing the Climate Crisis, Collaborating for Solutions

May 5th, 2011  1:30-3:30
UN Church Center Building, 777 UN Plaza, NYC
10th floor conference room

Please join us for this exciting event! Presenters from NGO’s, business, and grassroots organizations will share reports, stories, and photographs about women and girls on the forefront of climate change. We will be highlighting women worldwide as innovators and agents of change in adapting to and mitigating climate change. There will be ample time for group discussion/interaction. Men are also welcome to attend the Caucus and are central participants in our work. This event is open to the general public as well as NGO’s and will take place during the UN 19th Commission on Sustainable Development.


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

Bridget Burns—Project Coordinator, Women’s Environment and Development Organization
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

Leaders from ARE Day, ECO BOYS AND GIRLS , and Climate Wise Women will be
joining us for the Forum and discussion session.

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.

Please see more about our initiatives at

For more information contact June Timberlake of WECC at

Additionally, while in NYC, WECC Director Osprey Orielle Lake will be giving a presentation on her book, Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature. Location and time TBA.

The WECC event is co-sponsored with Earth Child Institute and ARE Day

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