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.
Statement of AIPP on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2016: “Protect our rights, our lands!”
Salute from the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact!
Indigenous brothers and sisters,
We proudly celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples under this year’s Asia regional theme and call to “Protect our rights, our lands!” We urgently need to address the continuing violations of our collective rights as indigenous peoples, particularly our rights to our lands, territories and resources which are the bases of our identity, wellbeing, dignity and collective survival and development. More than 200 million of the estimated 370 million indigenous peoples across the world are in Asia. The majority have no security over their lands and are not legally recognized as indigenous peoples, adding to their further discrimination, marginalization and exclusion.
By Baher Kamal, ROME, Jul 25 2016 (IPS) - No longer it is about restoring the legitimate rights of over 370 indigenous peoples spread across 70 countries worldwide, many of them living in dire situation, but now about their central, critical role in combating climate change.
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has relentlessly emphasized this new reality.
Statement of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) during the Informal Consultation with the Incoming Presidency of COP22 on the Expectations for Marrakech, Bonn SB 44
May 25, 2016 Bonn
Thank you Chair
The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) appreciates your initiative to convene this information consultation on the expectations going to Marrakech.
Statement of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) during the Closing Session of SBSTA
Bonn Germany May 26th 2016
Thank you Hon. Chair for the opportunity to speak on behalf of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change.
Statement of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) to the Ad Hoc Working Group for the Paris Agreement (APA)
May 26, 2016 Bonn
The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) welcomes the determined efforts by the Parties to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. After listening carefully to proceedings, we have some pertinent observations and recommendations.
Opening Statement of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) in the first session of Ad Hoc Working Group for the Paris Agreement (APA)
May 17, 2016 Bonn
The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) welcomes efforts by the Parties to limit global warming. This is critical for mitigation of the adverse impacts of climate change and for the continuous survival of all peoples including indigenous peoples.
SUMMARY PAPER: Indigenous Peoples’ Priorities in the implementation of 2030 Agenda in the Asia Region
Asia- Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2016
Bangkok, April 3-5, 2016
Overcoming persistent marginalization of indigenous peoples to realize “leaving no one behind”
It is estimated by the United Nations that there are more than 370 million indigenous peoples globally. Around 2/3 of the total population of indigenous peoples are in Asia, making it the most culturally diverse region in the world. With rich traditional knowledge, heritage and through their sustainable natural resource management system, indigenous peoples can actively contribute to the sustainable development of their respective countries. However, indigenous peoples in Asia region are too often excluded from development efforts and their own concept of development is consistently undermined. Their lands, territories and resources were and are being expropriated for “national development” and for “conservation” without their consent. At the same time, basic social services such as education, health and livelihood support are not appropriately provided, compounding their further marginalization. While the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) had noble objectives, indigenous peoples were made invisible although they comprise 5% of the global population but 15% of the poorest.
we call on global support and solidarity to
Protect our Peoples and our land, territories and resources
For Immediate Release
21 March 2016
The home of the world’s remaining forests, the planet’s biodiversity and rivers are in indigenous peoples’ territories. However, rampant large-scale development projects without regard to the environment and the indigenous peoples inhabiting these, are threatening to wipe out population and extract resources.