The Women’s Meeting for Climate Justice in Bogotá was an initiative from District Women’s Secretary and District Environmental Secretary. This event was a space for socialization, discussion, and reflection about the vulnerabilities of women from the phenomena associated with climate change, and in turn, space to analyze and promote the contributions to mitigation and climate adaptation made by women. The meeting began with a ritual to water by Muisca community and “Canto al Agua”, continued with a panel discussion which involved academic and about 300 environmental women leaders from the 20 localities of the Capital and a sample of experiences and good environmental practices of women; finally a discussion by thematic desks like Food sovereignty, Sustainable consumption and Territory.
This event is part of the programs that are conducted as a prelude of the “The Americas’ Meeting against Climate Change” organized by the Mayor of Bogotá from 20 to 23 September, which in turn is a prelude to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP21 to be held in Paris. The National Youth Environment Network (Red Nacional de Jóvenes de Ambiente-RNJA) developed a workshop called “My body, my environmental territory” with girls and women.
Originally published at WeCan International