September 20, 2013 the International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit brought some 100 women leaders representing the broad diversity across continents – Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America, ethnicity, race, politics, religion, and culture. These women leaders include grassroots activists, economists, scientists, businesswomen, Indigenous leaders, policy-makers, faith leaders, culture shapers gathering to help further a women’s climate action agenda. Together they set forth and ratified A Declaration of a world call for urgent action on climate change and sustainability solutions.
You are invited to stand with these global leaders and other women, and men, from ALL walks of life in a this global call for action.
Please visit IWECI.org/declaration to read the complete text and take a stand by signing.
Included herein is a short excerpt.
International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit
Women of the World Call for Urgent Action on
Climate Change & Sustainability Solutions
September 20, 2013
We are the mothers and the grandmothers, sisters and daughters, nieces and aunts, who stand together to care for all generations across our professions, affiliations and national identities.
We are teachers and scientists, farmers and fishers, healers and helpers, workers and business peoples, writers and artists, decision-makers and activists, leaders and thinkers. We work in the halls of power, the halls of faith and the halls of our homes.
We are gathering to raise our voices to advocate for an Earth-respecting cultural narrative, one of “restore, respect, replenish” and to replace the narrative of “domination, depletion and destruction” of nature.
We are committed to a transition from a future of peril to a future of promise, to rally the women around the world to join together in action at all levels until the climate crisis is solved.
Key anchoring points of the Declaration is the recognition that
We must act now for ourselves, for future generations, for all living things on Mother Earth.
and the call to
Respect and implement the Rights of Women, the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Rights of Nature and the Rights of Future Generations;
For an engaging panel discussion on Rights of Nature visit How We Live: Rights of Nature, Community Rights, Earth Community Economy, Our Relationship to the Earth