The CCMIN was established by Asia Indigenous Peoples' Pact together with its partner organisations as a channel for information dissemination and exchange at the local, national and regional levels on climate change issues relating to indigenous peoples. Through this monitoring and information network, AIPP hopes to facilitate greater sharing and access to information, and to contribute to awareness-raising and drawing of attention to the particular issues of indigenous peoples and climate change. This partnership endeavor pays special attention to Reducing Emission from De-forestation and Degradation (REDD) and Climate Change Adaptatioin.
As New Law Gutting the Land Rights of Peru’s Indigenous Peoples Passes, International Forum of Indigenous Women Presents Way Forward for Progress
More than 60 Indigenous Women from Across the World Come Together to Address their Critical Role in Combating Climate Change
Lima, Peru (16 July 2014)—At an international forum on community land and resource rights in Lima today, women from across the world called for inclusion of indigenous women’s perspectives and participation in the dialogue around national and international climate change adaptation and mitigation policies.
The video on “Community Based Forest Management: Local Solutions to Global Challenges” expounds on the important role of community based forest management in indigenous peoples’ livelihood and food security; spiritual and cultural values; and climate change mitigation. The video focuses on the land use system of Lua (La-weu) indigenous peoples including sustainable practice of shifting cultivation in northern Thailand; and the challenges faced by the Bhagpani and Sitalupakha Women’s Community Forestry User Groups on forest management in Nepal.
The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) produced this video in collaboration with Indigenous Peoples’ Foundation for Education and Environment (IPF).
BY ALLISON SILVERMAN AND NIRANJALI AMERASINGHE
At a glance :
• Non-Carbon Benefits (NCBs) occupied a good portion of the SBSTA discussions on REDD+.
• Parties believe that NCBs are important to the long-term sustainability of REDD+ but strongly disagree about the need for any specific guidance for incentivizing such benefits.
• Parties ultimately agreed to continue considering methodological issues next year at SBSTA’s 42nd session, providing the necessary space to discuss issues related to safeguard information systems at SBSTA’s next session in Peru.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international treaty created at the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992 to tackle the growing problem of global warming and related harmful effects of a changing climate, such as more frequent droughts, storms and hurricanes, melting of ice, rising sea levels, flooding, forest fires, etc. The UNF- CCC entered into force in 1994, and has near universal membership, with 195 countries as ratifying parties. In 1997, the Convention established its Kyoto Protocol, ratified by 184 parties, by which a number of industrialized countries have committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions in line with legally binding targets.1
Raising awareness and building capacity of land right holders and their organizations for policy advocacy in the Asia-Pacific region continue to be important as countries move ahead with REDD+.
In this context, the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), with the support of the UN-REDD Programme, has joined hands with local organizations to promote closer collaboration and cooperation between indigenous peoples (IP), ethnic minorities, the UN-REDD Programme and government agencies implementing REDD+ in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Viet Nam.
Asia Regional Capacity-Building Workshop on Traditional Knowledge and Customary Sustainable use under United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
“If we have to save the biological diversity of the world, action has to be taken at the local level” Mr. John Scott, Convention on Biological Diversity
International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) Statement Closing Plenary of the 40th Session of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI) June 15 2014, Bonn, Germany
Thank you Chair for allowing me to speak on behalf of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change.
International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) Statement, Closing Session of SBSTA at UNFCCC, June 15 2014, Bonn, Germany
Thank you co-chairs and distinguished parties delegates, for this opportunity to speak on behalf of International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC).
Indigenous peoples express grave concerns on some of the Parties determination to weaken the position of indigenous peoples on non-carbon benefits, which is to have non-carbon benefits as pre-requisites for results-based payments.
PRESS RELEASE: FOSTERING UNDERSTANDING AND RECOGNITION OF TRADITIONAL LIVELIHOOD SYSTEMS TOWARDS A PEOPLE-CENTERED ASEAN
ASEAN SOCIAL FORESTRY NETWORK CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
May 27th, 2014
ASEAN Social Forestry Network Civil Society Forum, with a representation of 47 civil society organizations, find the article in the Daily Express (May 25th) entitled, “Native habits posing threats to forest reserves” as inaccurate and disempowering particularly within the context of the 5th ASFN Conference held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.