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.
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 Paris Agreement that you are currently discussing. We note the reference to the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the paragraph on human rights that appears in section C. Section C and its reference to Indigenous Peoples’ rights must remain in the document, and Parties must ensure that any new iteration of that paragraph retains and strengthens the reference to the rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Information sourced out from various sources, Ministry of Home Affairs, daily situation reports of un.org.np, newspaper, websites, etc.
Out of 75 districts, 30 districts in Nepal have been affected with the earthquake on 25 April 2015. The hard hit districts are Gorkha (epicenter of the earthquake), Lamjung (initially reported as the epicenter), Dhadhing, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchowk, Kavre, Nuwakot, Dolakha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Ramechhap. All of these districts are populated by various indigenous groups.
28 April 2015
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday has caused more than 5,000 deaths and more than 10,000 people injured, as per the country's Emergency Operation Centre on Tuesday. The death toll is rising exponentially by the day as the government rescue efforts are reaching slowly to the areas hardest hit by the earthquake.
Indigenous Food Systems, Agroecology and the Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure: A Meeting between Indigenous Peoples and FAO
On the 2nd and 3rd February 2015, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized a technical meeting between indigenous peoples’ representatives and FAO staff. The meeting was attended by twenty indigenous peoples from the different socio-cultural regions, including members of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), political leaders, technical experts, indigenous food producers and traditional knowledge-holders. In addition, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the International Land Coalition (ILC), civil society and academia also attended the discussions.
AIPP PRESS STATEMENT: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES RAISE CONCERN OVER INDIA’S POSITION ON WORLD BANK SAFEGUARDS
April 13, 2015
The adivasi and tribal peoples in India, together with indigenous organizations and support groups are alarmed by the position of the government of India regarding the World Bank’s Safeguard Policies and Proposed Environmental and Social Framework particularly ESS7 on indigenous peoples stating in particular that:
We (government of India) are not comfortable with this provision. Domestic laws of acquisition and protection of such communities already provide for adequate safeguards including consent before acquisition can take place in certain cases. The Bank thus needs to rely on such domestic laws/guidelines where the domestic laws rules etc. take care of such issues.
The proposed clauses like free, prior and informed consent (replacing consultation process) can lead to legal complications, delays, increase in costs and delay in project execution. Management has not been able to explain how the new framework is simple; less onerous and burdensome on the borrowers, compared to the present safeguards policy.
The Indigenous Navigator provides a framework and a set of tools for indigenous peoples to systematically monitor the level of recognition and implementation of their rights.
The Indigenous Navigator monitors:
- The implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,
- The outcomes of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
- Essential aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The clear-cutting of forests is thought to have played a role in Malaysia's worst flooding in decades.
Jarni Blakkarly | 02 Apr 2015
Kuala Wok, Malaysia - High up in the remote mountain jungles of Malaysia's eastern state of Kelantan, massive deforestation and the country's worst flood in decades have left indigenous tribes reeling.
In the village of Kuala Wok, the Temiar people's Sewang ceremony is held to worship and seek guidance from the spirits and nature, and forms an important part of their religion and culture.
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES MAJOR GROUP POLICY BRIEF ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA: A WORKING DRAFT
Learning from the Millennium Development Goals and leaving no one behind
The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Post-2015 Development Agenda aspire to “leave no one behind.” The Indigenous Peoples Major Group (IPMG), however, notes with concern that many references to “indigenous peoples” were deleted in the final Outcome Document of the Open-ended Working Group on the SDGs (OWG) to be considered for adoption by the UN General Assembly. The near “invisibility” of indigenous peoples in the current draft of the SDGs poses a serious risk of repeating their negative experiences with national development processes and efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as well as further marginalization in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. With the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples, the new SDGs could present a unique opportunity to not only the remedy shortcomings of the MDG process, but also historic injustices resulting from racism, discrimination, and inequalities long suffered by indigenous peoples around the world.
ASIA INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PACT (AIPP) SUBMISSION TO THE SUBSIDIARY BODY FOR SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVICE (SBSTA), MARCH 25, 2015
Indigenous peoples’ territories are home to the world’s remaining forests and these comprise 80% of the planet’s biodiversity. More than 100 million indigenous peoples in Asia depend on forests and other natural resources for their subsistence, livelihoods, cultural practices and overall wellbeing. The indigenous peoples live in remote areas, which are geographically vulnerable to disasters, thereby increasing the risk that they face. The high level of risk to disasters is further compounded by the indigenous peoples’ lack of access to basic facilities and infrastructures, their economic marginalization and social discrimination, and further imposition and incursion of development projects. Projects being implemented in indigenous territories include large-scale mining, dams, mono-crop plantations, commercial agriculture and logging, among others. As a result, the natural buffers against storms, flooding, coastal and soil erosion, strong waves and other forms of disaster are severely being destroyed, further exposing indigenous peoples to face the brunt of such disasters. Furthermore, these projects deal adverse socio-cultural and economic impacts on the indigenous peoples.