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November 29 2016
La serie “David y Maya: aprendiendo sobre los bosques y el cambio climático” busca dar a conocer temáticas complejas relacionadas al cambio climático, el calentamiento global y la reducción de emisiones por deforestación y degradación (REDD).   A través de diálogos informales, David y Maya explican los diferentes procesos y negociaciones internacionales en la lucha por proteger los bosques y cuáles s...

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November 3 2016

Danish politicians engage in the panel debate. Photo/Jonas Schmidt Hansen
With less than a week ahead for COP 22 and the Paris Agreement entering into force, IWGIA fosters the debate about the relevance of including indigenous peoples’ rights in all climate change actions.

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October 27 2016
As documented in many publications produced by IWGIA, pastoralism is a livelihood system, which is uniquely adapted to very harsh and dry environments. Most of indigenous peoples in Africa are pastoralists, meaning that they are constantly moving to sustain their herds and feed themselves. Their right to practice and maintain this lifestyle is endangered due to displacement and conflicts triggered by competition over natural resources.   In a video produced by the Coalition of E...

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October 3 2016
IWGIA and the Danish NGO Forests of the World will hold a conference at the Danish Parliament next October 27th . The conference will focus on Denmark’s commitments and responsibility to protect climate, halt deforestation and ensure indigenous peoples’ rights within the frameworks of the new global initiatives. The conference is open for the public and Danish politicians, civil society and academia are invited to engage in the debate.

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August 31 2016

Photo: UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
By Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
Conservation of bio-diversity appears to come at a price. But who really bears this cost? The current friction which exists between conservation policies and indigenous communities is evident in the experiences of the Sengwer and Ogiek peoples in Kenya. Cherangani Hills in western Kenya, is home to several indigenous peoples including the Sengwer community. However, Kenya's conservation policies have resulted in alienation of indigenous peoples from their lands. "We have been facing...

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August 31 2016

Foto: Relatora Especial sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
Por Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
La conservación de la biodiversidad parece tener un precio. ¿Pero quiénes realmente cargan con este costo? La actual fricción que existe entre las políticas de conservación y las comunidades indígenas es evidente en las experiencias de los pueblos Sengwer y Ogiek en Kenia. Cherangani Hills en el oeste de Kenia, es el hogar de varios pueblos indígenas, incluyendo la comunidad Sengwer. Sin embargo, las políticas de conservac...

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July 29 2016

Reindeer on the Nenets tundra. Photo: Thomas Nilsen
Thomas Nilsen, The Barents Observer
Reindeer grassing at an old burial place for diseased animals that died long ago are believed to cause Russia’s largest outbreak of anthrax in decades.

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March 4 2016
Honduran environmentalist leader and winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize Berta Caceres has been shot dead at her home in the town of La Esperanza. Caceres was killed early on Thursday by two assailants who broke into her home, a member of her group, the Indian Council of People's Organizations of Honduras, said."Honduras has lost a brave and committed social activist," fellow activist Tomas Membreno said in a statement.   Caceres, a moth...

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March 4 2016
La coordinadora del Consejo de Pueblos Indígenas de Honduras (Copinh),  Berta Cáceres, fue asesinada en la madrugada de este jueves por parte de sujetos desconocidos. La corresponsal de teleSUR en Honduras, Gilda Silvestrucci, confirmó que la líder hondureña fue asesinada a la 01H00 hora local en el interior de su vivienda ubicada en el sector La Esperanza, departamento del Intibucá del sur-occidente del pa&ia...

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December 9 2015

Teresita Antazú y Gladis Vila dos lideresas con un protagonismo clave en la construcción de la agenda de género en el Perú. Foto: Servindi
Luis Claps/ Servindi
Durante la tarde del martes 8 de diciembre de 2015, en el Día del  Género, se desarrolló el panel “De la COP20 al mundo: Igualdad de género: un desafío ante el cambio climático y la contribución del Perú a la UNFCCC” en la COP21 en París. El evento organizado en el Pabellón Perú de la COP21 apeló a las Partes de la Convención Climática de París para sumar...

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December 8 2015
Closing in on the last day of negotiations at the COP 21, the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) has formulated an open letter to the ministers to stress the importance of explicitly including a reference to the rights of indigenous peoples in Article 2 of the Paris Agreement

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December 6 2015
Por Luis Claps/ Servindi, 4 de diciembre, 2015.
Observadores acreditados en la conferencia climática de París rechazan reticencia de negociadores a incorporar sus derechos explícitamente en borrador de acuerd

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December 6 2015

December 4, the indigenous peoples at COP21 hold placards inside the conference venue, demanding that their rights should remain under the preamble and article 2 of the climate agreement. Photo by Tebtebba
A new draft for the Paris agreement on Climate Change will be negotiated Monday. Indigenous peoples are afraid that the reference to human rights in the operational guidelines will be omitted from the final agreement.

For indigenous peoples it is crucial that solutions to climate change are based on fundamental human rights principles.

Read the analysis from Paris using the link below.

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December 6 2015
Pingos Forum has published a short documentary on climate change


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December 4 2015

Side-event, 2 December 2015, organised by IWGIA, PINGOs Forum and MPIDO. Photo: Joanna Absalonsen/IWGIA
Kathrin Wessendorf, Paris 4. December 2015
Climate change, as well as States’ actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change, are seriously impacting the human rights of indigenous peoples. Maasai representatives from Kenya and Tanzania have come to the UN Climate Change Summit to strongly advocate for the inclusion of human rights references in the Paris Agreement

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December 4 2015
Press release: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), International Rivers, South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP)
Paris, 3 December 2015 In a global manifesto released today, a coalition of more than 300 civil society organizations from 53 countries called on governments and financiers at the Paris climate talks to keep large hydropower projects out of climate initiatives such as the Clean Development Mechanism, the World Bank’s Climate Investment Funds, and green bonds. Large hydropower projects emit massive amounts of methane, make water and energy systems more vulnerable to climate...

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December 1 2015

Strategy meeting of the IIPFCC, Paris, 29.Nov. Photo: CCMIN
More than 250 indigenous representatives are gathering in Paris to influence the outcome of the new global Climate Change Agreement. Today they presented their political position and specific demands

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December 1 2015

Reunión Estrátegica FIPICC, París 29 Noviembre. Foto: CCMIN
Más de 250 representantes indígenas se reunieron en París para influir en el resultado del nuevo acuerdo mundial sobre el cambio climático. Hoy presentaron su posición política y demandas específicas

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October 22 2015

International Indigenous Peoples' Dialogue with States on the UNFCCC negotiations. 17 October 2015. Bonn, Germany. Photo/IWGIA
This week in Bonn, indigenous representatives organised in the International Indigenous Peoples' Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) have been lobbying States to ensure an overarching human rights approach to climate change interventions, procedures, mitigation strategies and adaptation

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September 29 2015

Indigenous peoples' epresentatives from 12 Asian countries gathered at the Regional Preperatory Meeting for the COP21
Indigenous  peoples  from  12  countries  in  Asia  held  a  Regional  Preparatory  Meeting  for the 21st Session of the UN Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP21) from 16-­18  September 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The countries include Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Thailand, Lao PDR, Taiwan/China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines  and Vietnam.

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April 10 2015

Maasai pastoralists from the Ngorongoro region in northern Tanzania (2012). Photo: Geneviève Rose (IWGIA).
Annemiek Wilson / IWGIA
For indigenous peoples all over the world, climate change is far from just an environmental issue; it goes hand in hand with their struggle for basic human rights and cultural survival. IWGIA is pleased to announce a new project that addresses these issues and aims to tackle climate change in East Africa. Two programme coordinators from IWGIA recently returned from Tanzania, where they helped kick off our newest climate project: Climate change partnership with indigenous peoples...

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March 21 2015

Malaysia. IWGIA archive photo.
Forests are the lifeline and cultural heritage of millions of indigenous peoples around the world.

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February 11 2015
This week, the UN is meeting in Geneva to negotiate elements of a text for a 2015 Paris Climate Change agreement. NGOs and indigenous peoples call for a strong reference to human rights

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December 11 2014

De izquierda a derecha: Naw Ei Ei Min, Edward Porokwa, Lakpa Nuri Sherpa y Tarcila Rivera / Foto: Chirapaq
Por Luis Manuel Claps/Servindi-IWGIA, Lima
Destacado panel reflexionó sobre cómo los pueblos indígenas usan enfoques de paisajes para conservar los bosques

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December 11 2014
Pueblos indígenas de Asia sientan posición frente a REDD+ luego de analizar experiencia en Filipinas y Camboya.   Los mecanismos para reducir las emisiones ocasionados por la deforestación y degradación  de los bosques (REDD+) deben reconocer los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y respetar su derecho al consentimiento libre, previo e informado. Así lo sostiene el Pacto de los Pueblos Indígenas de Asia (AIPP) en un infor...

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