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 a 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