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.
Demanding Immediate Explanation and Investigation by Relevant Officials Regarding the Disappearance of a Karen Hill-Tribe Human Rights Defender
Cross Cultural Foundation: For immediate release on April 20th, 2014
According to a news report, Mr. Billy or Por Cha Lee Rakcharoen has disappeared since the afternoon of April 17th 2014. At the time of his disappearance he was believed to be travelling from his village in the mountains to Kaengkrachan district. Mr. Billy has been helping his fellow Karen villagers in their struggle for recognition of indigenous land rights in the Kaengkrachan National Park, specially in the case against the authorities that at present is pending before the courts.
April 21, 2014: Press Release
Sixty (60) delegates from at least nine countries will be participating in the Asia Regional Workshop on extractives, energy and human rights to be held on 21-22 April 2014 in Sagada, Mountain Province. The workshop is organized by local and international indigenous peoples (IP) networks to consolidate the general situation of and forge stronger solidarity and support among indigenous communities in the region.
April 17, 2014
For indigenous peoples, development is more than economic progress. It is about historical process of non-discrimination. It is about the respect and recognition of their political, economic, social and cultural rights. It is about decisions on their territories and on the use of the natural resources with the participation of those at stake, and with their free, prior and informed consent.
Dear friends and allies, please find above the link to the Palangka Raya Declaration issued by over 90 representatives of forest peoples and communities from eight countries who gathered together to discuss the issue of deforestation and human rights from 9-14 March, 2014, in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
We express our deep concern, alarm and condemnation on the unabated killings of indigenous peoples in the Philippines. We also express our disappointment and frustration with the Philippine government’s slow and almost non-action towards the killings of indigenous peoples human rights defenders. These acts including the denial of justice are clearly in violation of the international and national human rights obligations of the government. We stand firm in demanding that the government account for the recent spate of political killings of indigenous peoples and ensure that justice shall prevail.
Indigenous Peoples Intervention on Sustainable Development Goals: Open-Ended Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to UNEP; March 24-28, 2014
Thank you, Chair, for the opportunity to contribute to the discussion on this important topic. As stewards of nature for generations, we, the indigenous peoples, commit ourselves to continued self-determined and sustainable development.
Most of the remaining forest in the world is found in indigenous lands and territories, where we contribute sustainable resource management and sustainable development. We are recognized as rights holders, rather than stakeholders; our collective rights to lands, territories and resources are an integral part of our well-being and our symbiotic relationship with nature.
The submission of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN), Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN), Forests of the World, IBIS and CARE-Denmark seeks to provide input to the methodological discussion on Non-Carbon Benefits, as referred to in Decision 1/CP.18, paragraph 40 and which has been discussed under SBSTA 38 and 39 and will be an important agenda item for SBSTA 40.
ASIA INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PACT (AIPP) SUBMISSION ON METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES RELATED TO NON-CARBON BENEFITS RESULTING FROM THE IMPLEMENTATION OF REDD+ ACTIVITIES
March 26, 2014
The Nineteenth Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 19) recognized the importance of incentivizing Non-Carbon Benefits for the long-term sustainability of the implementation of REDD+ activities . This decision has long-term implications for indigenous peoples in Asia especially in relation to the recognition and exercise of their collective rights over their forests.
By Diana Parker, Mongabay-Indonesia correspondent; March 25, 2014
Indigenous and forest-dependent peoples from Asia, Africa and Latin America have called for increased recognition of customary land rights in order to curb deforestation and ensure the survival of their communities.
Research on the Roles and Contributions of Indigenous Women in Sustainable Forest Management in Mekong Countries
International standards including the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and recent climate change agreements recognize the important role of indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge, systems and practices in the sustainable management of natural resources and biodiversity conservation. Yet, indigenous women’s role and contribution to sustainable forest management is often overlooked, thus the need to document good practices of indigenous women as well as the challenges they face in their role as managers of forest natural resources.