Women's Earth & Climate Action Network

The Women's Earth & Climate Action 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.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, January 14, 2021
Indigenous Women Call Upon Biden to Stop Pipelines and Uphold Indigenous Rights in the Wake of Escalating Climate Chaos and Covid-19 Crises
Today over 75 Indigenous women leaders from across the country impacted by fossil fuel extraction and pipeline infrastructure sent a letter to the incoming Administration calling on President-elect Biden to immediately take five executive actions to halt the Keystone XL, Dakota Access, and Line 3...
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Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Women’s Climate Justice Group Joins Lawsuit Targeting Trump Administration’s Elimination of Tongass National Forest Protections
Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, known as ‘America’s Climate Forest’, is facing destruction after the Trump Administration removed Roadless Rule protections from the Tongass on October 29, 2020. In response, a wide-ranging coalition of Indigenous communities, businesses, and conservation groups is...
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Thursday, October 29, 2020
Indigenous Women Speak Out Against the U.S. Administration’s Decision to Open Alaska’s Tongass National Forest To Logging and Further Development
Days before the Presidential election, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) finalized plans to repeal environmental protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, the United States' single most important national forest for carbon sequestration and climate...
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Monday, October 19, 2020
Indigenous Women Leaders Warn Global Financial Companies to Stop Support for Tar Sands Oil
This week, over 40 Indigenous women from communities impacted by tar sands sent an open letter to 70 major banks, insurers, and asset managers, calling on them to respect Indigenous rights and stop providing financial support for the industry destroying their homelands. In a letter addressed to the...
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Friday, September 25, 2020
Indigenous Women Respond to U.S. Forest Service Plans to Gut Protections on The Tongass National Forest in Alaska
With wildfires blazing in the Amazon Rainforest and across western states in the U.S.— and the climate crisis and environmental degradation ever escalating— efforts to repeal environmental protections continue to expand globally. Currently, the United States Forest Service (USFS) is intensifying...
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Friday, September 18, 2020
PRB Banks Responsible for Over US$1.25 Trillion in Climate-Destructive Financing Since Paris Agreement
As the UN Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) marks its one-year anniversary, a review of signatory banks’ financing shows that PRB banks are far from their stated goals. Twenty PRB banks alone are responsible for over US$1.2 trillion in loans and underwriting to fossil fuels from 2016-2019...
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
Indigenous Women’s Divestment Delegation Pushes Deutsche Bank for Fossil Fuel Divestment Amidst Pipeline Shutdowns, a Global Pandemic and the Climate Crisis
Following recent divestment advancements, a sixth Indigenous Women’s Divestment Delegation— infused with the spirit of their ancestors and unwavering determination to seek accountability and justice— will meet virtually with representatives from Deutsche Bank on July 16th, 2020. The Delegation will...
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Friday, April 03, 2020
“Stop the Money Pipeline” Coalition Blasts Oil CEOs White House Visit
Stop the Money Pipeline , a coalition of over 90 organizations working to end the financing of climate destruction, are warning that an upcoming visit of oil CEOs to the White House on Friday cannot lead to a public bailout of the fossil fuel industry. See quote sheet below. Republican senators are...
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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Indigenous Women File OECD Specific Instance Against Credit Suisse for Rights Violations Regarding Pipeline Financing
Divest Invest Protect (DIP), the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International , and the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program at the University of Arizona are announcing the filing of a “Specific Instance” with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development...
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Friday, October 18, 2019
No More Excuses: The World Bank Must Halt All Funding for Fossil Fuels
The World Bank’s subsidizing of fossil fuels is fanning the flames of the climate emergency and must stop, a coalition of civil society organizations said in a letter sent to the Bank today. Despite the World Bank Group's (WBG) announcements at the Paris Climate Conference, it is clear that...
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