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International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) Statement to the ADP 3 June 2015

Indigenous peoples' caucus calls on government parties negotiating the Paris Climate Agreement under the UN Climate Convention to secure collective land rights, respect FPIC and recognise the positive contribution of indigenous peoples' customary land management systems to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Access the Statement: International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) statement to ADP, Bonn, June 2015

Indigenous forest peoples meet with head of UN human rights to urge integration of indigenous peoples' rights in combating climate change

On Monday 8th December indigenous peoples from around the world gathered in Lima to hold a public hearing with Vicky Tauli Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Assembling for the latest UN climate conference, indigenous peoples travelled to Peru to raise awareness about the destruction of their forests and call for a human-rights based approach to climate change. 

Audiencia de los pueblos indígenas con la Relatora Especial de la Naciones Unidas llama a la integración plena de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas en las negociaciones sobre cambio climático que se desarrolla en Lima.

El día 8 de Diciembre, representantes de pueblos indígenas de todo el mundo que se reunieron en Lima en ocasión de la conferencia sobre cambio climático para llamar la atención sobre la destrucción de sus bosques y demandar que se adopte un enfoque de derechos humanos, tendrán una audiencia pública con Vicky Tauli Corpuz, relatora especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas.

IIPFCC statement to the UNFCCC ADP session in Bonn, Germany

International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate ChangeStatement, ADP/S6 October 20-25,Bonn Germany

Despite being those least responsible for climate change, Indigenous Peoples are disproportionately affected by it. Climate change threatens Indigenous Peoples' collective and individual human rights, threatening to destroy our very lifeways, our right to food sovereignty, to health, and our lands, territories and resources.

Community testimonies showing the way to protect rights and forests

Tackling deforestation and other climate mitigation actions will be one of the key items on the agenda of the up-coming Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in December in Lima, Peru (COP20). This has been evidenced in the recent past with the intense negotiations on REDD+ and more recently with the launch of the New York Declaration on Forests, signed by governments, companies and NGOs on the occasion of the UN Climate Summit held in New York September.

Témoignages des communautés indiquant comment protéger les droits et les forêts

La lutte contre la déforestation et les actions visant à atténuer les changements climatiques figureront parmi les priorités de l’ordre du jour de la prochaine Conférence des Parties à la Convention-cadre des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques, qui se tiendra en décembre à Lima, Pérou (CdP20). On en voudra pour preuve dernièrement les intenses négociations sur REDD+, et plus récemment le lancement de la Déclaration de New York sur les forêts, signée par des gouvernements, des entreprises et des ONG à l'occasion du Sommet sur le climat des Nations Unies à New York en septembre.

Kesaksian masyarakat menunjukkan cara untuk melindungi hak dan hutan

Mengatasi deforestasi dan tindakan mitigasi iklim lainnya akan menjadi salah satu butir penting dalam agenda Konferensi Para Pihak Konvensi Kerangka Kerja PBB tentang Perubahan Iklim mendatang pada bulan Desember di Lima, Peru (COP20). Hal ini telah dibuktikan di masa lalu dengan negosiasi yang intens tentang REDD+ dan yang lebih baru dengan peluncuran Deklarasi NewYork tentang Hutan, yang ditandatangani oleh pemerintah, perusahaan dan NGO dalam acara KTT Iklim PBB yang diselenggarakan di New York di bulan September.

The Palangka Raya Declaration on Deforestation and the Rights of Forest Peoples

The Forest Peoples Programme and Indonesian partner organisations co-hosted an international workshop on deforestation and forest peoples' rights that resulted in the Palangka Raya Declaration on Deforestation and the Rights of Forest Peoples.

The week-long event and Declaration represent important steps in indigenous and forest peoples' assertion of their rights and their central place in global, national and local efforts to tackle the continuing crisis of deforestation.