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Women Speak

Fall 2016 • International

The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) is developing a repository of case studies, testimonials and other forms of information that will document the important work that women around the world are doing in response to climate change and resource scarcity. Stories and case studies will be distributed throughout WECAN’s global networks so that the examples of successful work can be shared, replicated and scaled up.

The information will be used to influence policy makers and generate funding for expanding and continuing the work of women around the world. WECAN has been getting requests for such information from a variety of sources that include funding entities, media outlets and educational institutions. Stories will be presented to various global funding and networking venues that include the Green Climate Fund, the World Economic Forum and the Skoll Foundation.

Areas of focus include food sovereignty, water conservation, reforestation, community resistance to oil extraction efforts, development of renewable energy, and leadership at all levels in response to climate change. The project will build upon the Solutions Forum and training programs that have developed in the past few years with grant support from Blackstone Ranch Institute.

Blackstone Ranch Institute provided a grant that will allow WECAN to gather the stories and information from members of their network and other sources, and eventually incorporate them as an integral part of their ongoing programs.

Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network

The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN), formerly the International Women’s Environment and Climate Initiative (IWECI) is a solutions-based, multi-faceted effort established to engage women worldwide to take action...

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