Women’s Earth Alliance presents the next call in the WEAving the Worlds Conference Call Series:
Climate Justice in Copenhagen : What’s at Stake for Indigenous Peoples and Communities of Color
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 at 9AM Pacific / 10AM Mountain/ 11PM Central/ 12PM Eastern
Next month, the world will be watching the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, as negotiators attempt to agree on a new global framework for addressing climate change. Will the talks adequately include the voices and address the concerns of indigenous peoples and people of color, who experience the most immediate and egregious impacts of a warming planet? Join us to learn about the promises and perils of global climate policy from climate justice leaders on their way to Copenhagen.
“Let us work together to create just climate and energy policy that does not sacrifice one segment of our population and their way of life so that a privileged few can thrive.” – Jihan Gearon, Indigenous Environmental Network
Featured speakers will include:
- Tom Goldtooth (Dine’ and Mdewakanton Dakota), Indigenous Environmental Network, Executive Director. Read an article by Tom on the spiritual work of environmental justice
- Jihan Gearon (Dine’), Indigenous Environmental Network, Lead Native Energy and Climate Organizer
The call will be moderated by Caitlin Sislin, Advocacy Director for WEA’s Women and Land Initiative.
“With rising temperatures, human lives—particularly in people of color, low-income, and Indigenous communities—are affected by compromised health, financial burdens, and social and cultural disruptions.” – Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive call-in information. The call will last one hour and will be recorded for archival purposes.
Would you like to read more about this topic?
- Anchorage Declaration, from the April 2009 Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change
- New report: reliance on carbon trading is a false solution to climate change
- NGO letter to President Barack Obama after UN-sponsored Bangkok climate talks