From where I sit, WECAN is doing some of the most important work on the planet today. And that’s saying something. This network is a solutions-based, multi-faceted effort established to engage women worldwide to take action as powerful stakeholders in climate change and sustainability solutions. They engage women grassroots activists, Indigenous and business leaders, scientists, policy makers, farmers, academics and culture-shapers in collaboration with the goal of stopping the escalation of climate change and environmental and community degradation, while accelerating the implementation of just climate solutions through women’s empowerment, advocacy at international policy forums, trainings, on-the-ground projects, advocacy campaigns, and political, economic, social and environmental action.
This November, WECAN will be launching ‘Women Speak: Stories, Case Studies and Solutions From The Frontlines of Climate Change‘ – an online research database and program designed to share stories of women leading struggles and solutions for climate justice under a variety of themes – from women and water, to food justice, fossil fuel resistance, forest and biodiversity protection, Indigenous communities, movement building, and climate policy and education.
At the hub of this powerful wheel? Our guest: Osprey Orielle Lake, making her second appearance on the MGW network. Join us to learn what they are up to now and why it is of critical importance to all of us. (On a VERY personal note, Osprey is the reason I had the honor of meeting and later interviewing none other than the icon of conservation – Dr. Jane Goodall.) This show made possible due to the generous support of The Fairfax Companies.