UN climate pact should ensure basic rights of forest communities are respected, say activists from Liberia and Philippines
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.
ROME, Feb 23 2015 (IPS) - Overcoming hunger and malnutrition in the 21st century no longer means simply increasing the quantity of available food but also the quality.
Despite numerous achievements in the world’s food systems, approximately 805 million people suffer from chronic hunger and roughly two billion peoples suffer from one or more micronutrient deficiencies while, at the same time, over 2.8 billion people are obese.
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz testifies before the Inter-American Court on Human Rights.
States must fully recognize and respect Indigenous Peoples' rights when implementing conservation and biodiversity initiatives, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, said in testimony before the Inter-American Court. Addressing the court in Costa Rica in early February, she said that conservation projects have too often involved governments seizing and nationalizing indigenous territories and subjecting the people who managed them to impoverishment, cultural deterioration, and other severe human rights violations.
International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) Statement in the eighth part of the second session of the ADP
12 February 2015, Geneva, Switzerland
We would like to use this opportunity to reiterate our call on you and Parties to ensure that a truly rights-based approach that recognizes and respects the rights of Indigenous Peoples is adopted in the draft text of the Paris Agreement that you are currently discussing.
We note the reference to the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the new paragraph on human rights that has been added in section C. We urge Parties to ensure that any new iteration of that paragraph retains and strengthens the reference to the rights of Indigenous Peoples.
For Immediate Release
(Bangkok, 12 February 2015) The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its member the People’s Empowerment Foundation (PEF) from Thailand, has strongly condemned the killing of Chai Bunthonglek, a land rights defender and member of the Southern Peasant’s Federation of Thailand (SPFT) from Khlong Sai Pattana Community in Chaiburi District of the southern Surat Thani Province in Thailand.
“This deplorable act is one of a series of killings designed to intimidate communities who are seeking to protect their land and livelihood against encroachments of destructive agricultural industries in the province”, according to Evelyn Balais-Serrano, FORUM-ASIA’s Executive Director. “We call on the government of Thailand to immediately investigate the killing and ensure those who are responsible are held to account”, Balais-Serrano went on to say.
9 February 2015, 11:46 am
By Ed King
A planned new global climate change deal must recognise land and resource rights in order to protect vulnerable forest communities, say campaigners.
They warn that, without tougher international safeguards, human rights abuses against indigenous people and environmentalists fighting deforestation will continue to rise.
February 05, 2015
Securing Forests, Securing Rights: Report of the International Workshop on Deforestation and the Rights of Forest Peoples
5 December, 2014
The global forest crisis is worsening and infringements of the rights of indigenous peoples and forest-dependent communities are rising, according to a detailed assessment of nine country cases. Climate change mitigation and conservation policies must place community land rights and human rights centre-stage if they are to achieve the goal of sustainably reducing deforestation says the report.
SUBMISSION TO THE AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON THE DURBAN PLATFORM FOR ENHANCED ACTION CALLING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTIONS IN THE 2015 CLIMATE AGREEMENT
We, the undersigned organisations, call for language in the 2015 climate agreement stating that the Parties to the UNFCCC shall, in all climate change-related actions, respect, protect, promote, and fulfull human rights for all.
Statement of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group in the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Post 2015 Development Agenda January 21, 2015
Council Check Against Delivery
Excellencies, representatives of UN agencies, Major Groups and other stakeholders,
On behalf of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group (IPMG), we thank you for this opportunity to share our views in this discussion.