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December 9 2014
En el marco de la COP y Cumbre de los Pueblos en Lima:Lanzan libro sobre Desplazamiento Ambiental, Globalización y Cambio Climático

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December 8 2014
Servindi, Lima. Translated from Spanish by Luis Manuel Claps for SERVINDI and IWGIA
Indigenous Peoples PreCOP worked out proposals for the official climate summit

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December 2 2014
The COP20 began yesterday, in Lima, Peru. During the next two weeks, the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) will be pushing for a strong human rights-based approach to climate change

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December 2 2014
Ayer 1 de diciembre comenzó la Conferencia de las Partes sobre el Cambio Climático, conocida como la COP 20 en Lima, Perú. Representantes de los pueblos de indígenas del mundo asistirán para demandar ser incluidos en las negociaciones sobre cambio climático. La participación de líderes indígenas se hará presente en el Pabellón Indígena, organizado por la Asociación Interétnica de Des...

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December 2 2014
On Friday 5 December, during the Climate Change conference (COP20) in Lima, indigenous peoples representatives from Asia and Africa will raise the need for ensuring a strong human rights approach to the implementation of REDD+ The rule of law and strong national governance frameworks are fundamental to implement REDD+. Including for effective Safeguards Implementation and Information Systems, and to ensure respect for rights and traditional governance systems of indigenous pe...

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October 24 2014
This week, the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action is meeting in Bonn. On this occation, the Special Procedures mandate-holders of the Human Rights Council, in an open letter, call upon States to respect, protect, promote and fulfil human rights for all in all climate change related actionsIn the letter, the mandate holders urge State Parties to the UNFCCC "to recognise the adverse effects of climate change on the enjoyment of human rights, and to adopt...

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October 24 2014
IWGIA is happy to announce and invite you to a debate on Climate Change - its impact on food security and the right to food. From Tanzania, Elifuraha Isaya Laltaika, Association for Law and Advocacy for Pastoralists (ALAPA), will raise the issue from an indigenous peoples' angle. The event takes place on Tuesday 28th OCtober 16.30 - 18.30 and is held in relation to the finalisation of the Synthesis Report of the 5th assessment report by the International Panel on Climate Change, which...

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July 29 2014
The video on “Community Based Forest Management: Local Solutions to Global Challenges” gives an insight into the important role of community based forest management in indigenous peoples’ livelihood and food security; spiritual and cultural values; and climate change mitigation. Traditional knowledge on how to sustain some of the world’s most bio diverse and vulnerable ecosystems makes indigenous peoples vital to protecting and maintaining forests in a manner t...

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July 22 2014

Foto: Lamula.pe
Las mujeres piden políticas que garanticen su derecho a la tierra y al territorio y una participación efectiva en la elaboración de políticas de cambio climático. Más de 60 mujeres indígenas de Latinoamérica, Asia y África demandaron a los estados priorizar la tenencia y titulación colectiva de sus tierras y territorios como parte del desafío global de enfrentar el cambio climático en el marco del foro...

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July 22 2014
More than 60 Indigenous Women from Across the World Come Together to Address their Critical Role in Combating Climate Change. At an international forum on community land and resource rights which took place 15 and 16 July, women from across the world called for inclusion of indigenous women’s perspectives and participation in the dialogue around national and international climate change adaption and mitigation policies. These recommendations to ensure women’s rights and c...

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July 16 2014
The national organizations assembled in the Unity Pact of Indigenous Organizations of Peru convened a meeting to present their vision, proposals and agenda on climate change, put together by the indigenous peoples, as well as their mobilization and advocacy strategy gearing towards the COP 20. The meeting will be held on Monday, July 21 at 4 pm, at the headquarters of the National Agrarian Confederation (CNA), located on Jr. Miro Quesada 327, Cercado de Lima (first floor). Civil socie...

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July 16 2014
Las organizaciones nacionales articuladas en el Pacto de Unidad de Organizaciones Indígenas del Perú convocan a una reunión donde presentarán su visión, propuesta y agenda climática al país, construida desde los pueblos, así como su estrategia de movilización e incidencia de cara a la COP 20. La reunión se realizará el lunes 21 de julio a las 4 p.m. en la sede de la Confederación Nacional Agraria (CNA)...

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July 16 2014
They call for all of those committed to a better future to participate in the upcoming Peoples Climate Summit to be held in Lima, parallel to the official COP20. A National Conference of Women for Climate Justice in Defense of Mother Earth signed a statement to raise struggle proposals at national and global levels. From June 17 to 19, the conference held in in Lima brought together representatives from the Latin American Coordination of Rural Organizations (CLOC) affiliated to the i...

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June 26 2014
During the recent UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Bonn (June 4-15), the Peruvian government delegation expressed a clear commitment to facilitate indigenous peoples’ participation in the upcoming COP 20. In a meeting with indigenous representatives, the Peruvian delegation informed that their government has made an agreement with AIDESEP and COICA (indigenous umbrella organisations for the Peruvian Amazon and the whole Amazon respectively) to organise an “Ind...

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June 26 2014

Rodion Sulyandziga/ IWGIA
Interview with Rodion Sulyandziga, indigenous representative from Russia at the UNFCCC Inter-sessional meeting in Bonn, 9 June 2014 With climate change increasingly leading to extreme weather and food scarcity in many countries around the world, issues of adaptation, especially in relation to land-use and agriculture, were prominent at the recent climate change discussions in Bonn. Under adaptation, ensuring future food security in a climate smart fashion is on the agenda. Food secur...

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June 20 2014

Anne Samante, MPIDO, Kenya, reading the IIPFCC statement at the closing session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). Photo by Mr. Mrinal Kanti Tripura.
From 4-15 June, the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) convened in Bonn, Germany. Indigenous representatives from around the world followed the negotiations and lobbied government delegations for greater inclusion, and respect of their rights and needs.On the agenda were discussions under the so-called Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) on what elements shall be included in a new binding agreement, and on what can be done in terms of mitigating and...

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June 10 2014

Edward Porokwa, Executive Director of PINGOs Forum. IWGIA archive photo.
An interview with the Executive Director of PINGOs Forum at the Bonn Climate Change Conference in June, 2014.

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May 19 2014
La Secretaría de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (CMNUCC) publicó un informe sobre las herramientas disponibles para el uso de los conocimientos y prácticas indígenas y tradicionales, las necesidades de las comunidades indígenas y locales y la aplicación del enfoque de género a la adaptación. La reunión contó con la participación de unos sesenta representantes de las Partes, organizaciones de la CMNUCC, organizaciones gubernamentales...

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May 6 2014
El Pacto de Unidad de Organizaciones Indígenas del Perú, organización que articula organizaciones indígenas nacionales, criticó el enfoque sesgado y la omisión de temas fundamentales en la agenda nacional sobre el cambio climático elaborada por el gobierno peruano. Según Pacto de Unidad, el esquema temático de la agenda climática nacional oficial de Perú basado en cinco ejes: Océanos; Bosques; Glaciares, Montañas y Seguridad Hídrica; Energías renovables y Ciudades Sos...

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May 6 2014
Unity Pact of Indigenous Organisations of Peru, an organisation that articulates national indigenous organisations, criticized the omission of key issues in the national agenda on climate change developed by the Peruvian government. According to Unity Pact, the thematic scheme of the national climate change agenda, based on five areas: Oceans; Forests; Glaciers, Mountains and Water Security; Renewable Energy and Sustainable Cities, omitted fundamental factors in the region. For...

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May 5 2014
Naomi Klein
La periodista y escritora canadiense Naomi Klein afirmó que para ganar la pelea al cambio climático, determinante para nuestras vidas, “todos necesitamos un lugar en el cual estar parados” o tener raíces. Una de las formas más inquietantes de los efectos del cambio climático es lo que los ecologistas llaman desfase o destiempo. El calentamiento provoca que los animales se desfasen con sus fuentes de alimentación, sobre todo en tiempos de la reproducción, cuando la falta d...

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December 17 2013
Almost a month after the typhoon hit the central Philippines, here are some updates about the situation for indigenous peoples in the country: Palawan island There have been two waves of relief operation and distribution in the barangays of Dillan, Lajala, Banuang Daan, Tagumpay and Marcilla in Coron, Palawan. A total of 1010 families (7,206 individuals) of indigenous peoples received relief packs. Another relief operation will be held by next week in the town of Busuanga. The n...

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December 2 2013
Cobertura Servindi
Cada año en Perú se pierden aproximadamente 150 mil hectáreas de bosques, lo que representa un proceso de deforestación de 9.5 millones de hectáreas de bosques, equivalentes a casi tres veces el tamaño de toda la región de Lima. Un reporte elaborado por Ricardo Marapi para la Revista Agraria que edita el Centro Peruano de Estudios Sociales (CEPES) advierte las consecuencias de este fenómeno. El reporte destaca que a pesar de los avances en imágenes satelitales, Perú ...

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November 19 2013
Ten days ago Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the Philippines’ 25th typhoon this year and the most powerful ever recorded, hit and left thousands dead. Among the victims are the indigenous peoples in the Islands of Panay, Mindoro and Palawan. At least 50 indigenous communities have been severely affected, which means thousands of indigenous families are in need of immediate assistance. These indigenous communities live in isolated areas in the poorest socio-economic conditions, placing t...

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November 17 2013
Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service, 17 de noviembre de 2013
- Lejos de las ciudades y suministros, remotas comunidades luchan por sobrevivir después de perder vidas, casas y barcos a manos del tifón. Tras el tifón Haiyan, que mató a un número incalculable de personas, desplazó a 630 mil y devastó la parte central de Filipinas, los pueblos indígenas del país — la mayoría de los cuales están ubicados en comunidades aisladas, boscosas, lejos de las ciudades y suministros — están emergiendo como los más afectados. Mientras lu...

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