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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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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
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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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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May 26 2012
UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference took place from 14-25 May in Germany; over the course of the conference, International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) raised many indigenous issues. In its statement to the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), IIPFCC made several recommendations, including the setting up of an Indigenous Peoples’ Expert Body as a technical advisor throughout UNFCCC programmes and increased participation of IPs in climate policy-making an...

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February 28 2012
Chris Lang
Last year, the German Ministry for International Cooperation (BMZ) adopted a new Human Rights Policy. The new policy is mandatory and includes a requirement for free, prior and informed consent for indigenous peoples and local communities. The section of the policy on indigenous peoples in Germany’s human rights policy is worth quoting at length: “Protecting the human rights of indigenous people on all continents remains a challenge for the future. In most countries, ind...

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December 16 2011
In a press conference a day before the end of the Durban Climate Change Conference, the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) called on state-parties for human rights to be central in any agreement on Climate Change.

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December 7 2011
Press Release of Tebtebba, Indigenous Peoples Partnership on Forests and Climate Change and the Indigenous Peoples Global Network on Climate Change and Sustainable Development (IPCCSD)

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December 7 2011
Watch the Press Briefing held on the 6th of December 2011 in Durban, South Africa during the COP 17, where the results of the Oaxaca workshop were presented

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December 6 2011
The UN-REDD Programme is currently developing guidelines to support the right to free, prior and informed consent in order to fulfil the UN-REDD Programme’s obligations to implement UNDRIP.

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December 6 2011
On 2 December, the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change held a press conference in Durban, South Africa to present a political declaration on their position in relation to some of the most crucial themes of the ongoing climate change negotiations at the COP 17; among them, the Kyoto protocol, REDD +, financing and adaptation. The panel was comprised of indigenous representatives from the Philippines, Mexico, Chile and Namibia.

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August 8 2011
Press Release: Indonesian Government Signals Commitment to Expand Rights of Communities and Indigenous Peoples

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February 2 2011
From 24-27 January 2010, in Arusha, Tanzania, the Support Project for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples participated in the final regional consultation, carried out by the United Nations Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD), with indigenous peoples and other forest dependent communities. This workshop followed previous consultations in the Asia region in June 2010 and in the Latin American and Caribbean region in...

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September 13 2010
Servindi
Indigenous and environmental leaders denounced the oil company, Shell, for entering the carbon market with the objective of cleaning up its image and gaining huge profits as part of a false solution to global climate change. The Nigerian environmentalist, Nnimmo Bassey, Chairman of Friends of the Earth International; Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network; and Teguh Surya, Campaign Director of the Indonesian Forum for Environment (WAHLI) – Friend...

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