Statement of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC)to the Ad Hoc Working Group for the Paris Agreement (APA)

Statement of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC)to the Ad Hoc Working Group for the Paris Agreement (APA)

7th of November, 2016 Marrakesh

Dear Excellences,

The International Indigenous Peoples´ Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) welcomes the recognition through the Paris Agreement that action on climate change must be consistent with the human rights obligations of states, including by implementing the rights of Indigenous Peoples. This recognition must be the core foundation guiding Indigenous Peoples together with State Parties in all UNFCCC actions including APA Agenda Items.

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Draft: IP Caucus Statement of REDD- Finance Options under LCA

(Sources: Xcaret document, Tianjin documents, Cancun press releases)

Distinguished Chair, distinguished delegates,

The issue of financing REDD+ is a key topic in defining the scope and future of any action aimed at reducing deforestation, degradation, ensuring forest ecosystems’ integrity and respecting indigenous peoples’ rights.

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TEBTEBBA Bangkok Press Statement: Implications on Indigenous Peoples of the Decision on REDD Plus in the Cancun

After several years of negotiations on REDD in the UNFCCC, the 16th COP of the UNFCCC held in Cancun in December 2010 finally came up with a decision on REDD Plus. This decision includes the social, environment and governance safeguards which we have long fought for since the 2007 Bali COP. Aside from recognizing the need to protect the rights and knowledge of indigenous peoples and members of local communities, it also urges Parties to ensure their full and effective participation in the development, implementation and evaluation of REDD Plus. In addition to these, it requests Parties to address the drivers of deforestation, land tenure issues, forest governance and gender considerations.

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10th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

10th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

New York, May 16 to 27, 2011

Statement of the Global Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus to UNPFII-10

Delivered by Ghazali Ohorella Tabea,

Thank you Madame Chair,

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PRESS STATEMENT : Ensure the full recognition of our rights in a Cancun climate decision

8 DECEMBER (Cancun, Mexico) – The Indigenous Peoples’ Network on Climate Change and Sustainable Development (IPCSSD) welcomes the document (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/CRP.3) which was released today. We welcome the inclusion of paragraphs 7 and 8 which recognize the need for effective participation of indigenous peoples and fully respect human rights in all climate change related actions. We firmly believe that it is an imperative to adopt the human-rights based approach and ecosystem-based approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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