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.
INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES FORUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IIPFCC): OUR PROPOSALS TO COP21 AND BEYOND
November 29, 2015
The 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is expected to deliver strong commitments to tackle climate change and show the international community’s resolve to radically shift the economic and development paradigm away from fossil fuels, towards climate justice and the respect of the rights of Indigenous Peoples within a human rights framework to climate change.
Asia Indigneous Peoples Pact (AIPP), the regional organization of indigenous peoples in Asia has compiled the profile of the Asian indigenos peoples participating in COP21.
Indigenous peoples are disproportionately affected by climate change even though they have negligible contribution to climate change. Besides climate change impacts, indigenous peoples are affected by the climate change measures and policies. Indigenous peoples are not only the victims of climate change. They are the peoples with traditional knowledge and innovations cultivated through generations that can provide solutions to climate change.
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) together with its member and partner organizations is celebrating Asia Day on 9 December 2015 in the Indigenous Peoples Pavilion. The celebration will take place at Climate Generation Space. Also, AIPP is taking in charge of organizing an event on Global Call to Action on Indigneous and Community Land Rights in the IP Pavilion on 4 December 2015. We would like to invite everyone attending COP21 to join and contribute to our activities.
This report is a summary of national reports of indigenous peoples rom 12 countries in Asia and the results of the regional preparatory meeting of Asia indigenous peoples for the 21st session of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP21). This regional preparatory meeting which was organized by Asia Indigneous Peoples Pact (AIPP) on September 16-18 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand was participated by 30 selected indigenous peoples' representatives coming from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Thailand, Lao PDR, Taiwan/China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines and Vietnam including representatives of regional networks of indigenous women, indigenous youth and indigneous persons with disabilities.
INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DIALOGUE WITH STATES ON THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE (UNFCCC) NEGOTIATIONS
Bonn, Germany, 17 October 2015
KEY DEMANDS OF INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES FORUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IIPFCC)
1) RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN CLIMATE CHANGE POLICIES AND ACTIONS
Parties should ensure an overarching human rights approach to all climate change interventions, procedures, mitigation strategies and adaptation. The operational provisions of the Paris Agreement as well as the COP decisions that will provide guidance for the implementations of the deliberations adopted in COP21 should specifically require Parties to respect, protect, promote, and fulfill the rights of Indigenous Peoples as provided in the UNDRIP, ILO Convention No. 169, the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and General Recommendation 23 of CERD. There are some solutions to climate change such as those under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) that have serious implications to the rights of indigenous peoples. Therefore, it is imperative that Parties recognize and respect the rights of indigenous peoples to their lands, territories and resources, traditional livelihoods, sustainable resource management systems, cosmo-visions, and their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), with the right to say “No”. Indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolations must to be protected in their territories from extractive industries and other projects.
Land Rights Now! : The International Land Coalition’s Asia Regional Assembly marks the beginning of a new phase of action plan for just, equitable and inclusive land rights
By Tanya Lutvey for AIPP
On October 6th 2015, more than 80 representatives from the 40 Asia members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) and other land governance advocates gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and developed a regional work plan in implementing the first phase of the ILC 6-year global strategy. This plan puts into action the collaborative implementation of the 10 commitments of ILC on land governance in the context of Asia which include secure land tenure for farmers and local communities, territorial land rights for indigenous peoples, equal land rights for women with 3 key strategies of connect, mobilize and influence. Mr. Mike Taylor, the Executive Director of the ILC global secretariat stated that collaboration will be key to the diversity across our network in achieving our goals as he encouraged the ILC members to work together.
ASIA INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DECLARATION ON THE 21ST SESSION OF THE UNFCCC-CONFERENCE OF PARTIES (COP21)
INA House, Chiang Mai, Thailand
18 September 2015
Indigenous peoples from 12 countries in Asia held a Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 21st Session of the UN Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP21) from 16-18 September 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The countries include Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Thailand, Lao PDR, Taiwan/China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines and Vietnam.
2030 Development Agenda key for reducing inequality for indigenous peoples, says UN expert body on indigenous issues
NEW YORK (25 September 2015) – A preeminent expert body of the United Nations on indigenous peoples, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, welcomed the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the UN General Assembly today.
The transformative Agenda lays out the global goals for reducing poverty, in all its dimensions, over the next decade and a half. “From the least developed countries to the most developed countries, the inequalities faced by indigenous peoples are staggering”, says Professor Megan Davis, Chairperson of the Permanent Forum.
July 14, 2015 Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) express our strong support for the Baram peoples in their continuing struggle to stop the construction of the Baram dam. We are encouraged by the determination and resilience exhibited by the indigenous communities who have guarded the blockade site already for more than 630 days. The blockade was set up on October 23, 2013 to stop the dam proponents from pushing through with the preparatory work for the dam construction. We are impressed that the people have been able to sustain the blockade for this long, given the difficult conditions at the blockade site. This shows that the indigenous peoples are fully determined to do everything they can to defend their land, resources and cultural identity for the sake of future generations.