As a coalition, we recognize that every individual or organization may arrive at these Principles with varying degrees of familiarity. In order to provide more detailed analysis and further understanding of each Principle, this list serves to collectivize resources and information from across the coalition.

1. Require intersectional gender analysis across all actions. 

Facing Climate Change Through Justice and Intersectionality (2015, Majandra Rodriguez of TierrActiva on 

Gender and Climate Change: A Closer Look at Existing Evidence (2016, Global Gender and Climate Alliance) 

Climate Justice Calls for Gender Justice: Putting Principles into Action (2014, MADRE)

Women Speak: Stores, Case Studies, and Solutions from the Frontlines of Climate Change (2017, WECAN)

2. Recognize that there is no such thing as domestic climate policy. 

Feminist Foreign Policy: Key Principles and Accountability Mechanisms (2019, International Women’s Development Agency, International Center for Research on Women and Center for Global Affairs)

3. Confront institutional patriarchy and racism.

Fumes Across the Fence Line: The Health Impacts of Air Pollution from Oil and Gas Facilities on African American Communities(2017, NAACP and Clean Air Task Force)

Man Made Disaster: How Patriarchy is Ruining the Planet (2019,

4. Center Indigenous Peoples’ rights and leadership.

Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth (declared in 2010 at the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth)

Rights of Nature and Mother Earth: Sowing Seeds of Resistance, Love and Change (2017, Movement Rights, Indigenous Environmental Network, WECAN and Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature)

Missing Pathways to 1.5 Degrees C: The role of the land sector in ambitious climate action (2018, Climate Land Ambition and Rights Alliance)

5. Systemically confront exploitative and unsustainable production patterns.

Agroecology: Innovating for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (2018, Friends of the Earth International)

6. Advance reproductive justice.

Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice (2019, collective)

Fertile Ground: Women Organizing at the Intersection of Environmental Justice and Reproductive Justice (2009, Movement Strategy Center)

7. Ensure democratically controlled, community-led solutions. 

Just Energy Policies and Practices Action Toolkit (2017, NAACP)

Our Communities, Our Power: Advancing Resistance and Resilience in Climate Change Adaptation (2019, NAACP)

8. Reject false and harmful responses to climate change that fail to address root causes.

Patriarchy, racism and colonialism caused the climate crisis (2019, Jamie Margolin of Zero Hour, TEDxTalk)

False Solutions to Climate Change (Friends of the Earth Europe)

Hands Off Mother Earth! Manifesto Against Geoengineering (2018, collective)

Rise for Climate to Build a Fossil Fuel World (2018, WECAN and coalition)

9. Create regenerative economies that center systemic, feminist alternatives.

Sustainable Economy and Green Growth: Who Cares?  (2013, WEDO, LIFE and GENANET)

Gender Just Climate Solutions: Examples of Best Practice 2018 (2018, Women and Gender Constituency)

The Way We Measure Economies is Inherently Sexist (2016, Diane Coyle on World Economic Forum website)

10. Respect the leadership of young people as they fight for future generations. 

Shifting Power to Young People: How young people can lead and drive solutions in humanitarian action  (2019, ActionAid and Restless Development

The Global State of Young Feminist Organizing (2016, FRIDA and the Association for Women’s Rights in Development’s Young Feminist Activist Program)

 “Young at Heart” guidelines for older allies (2019, Sunrise Movement)




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