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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

Open Letter Calls for EU to Promote Human Rights in all Climate Actions

Dear Mr Lambrinidis,

The undersigned organisations urge you to include in the updated EU Strategic Framework and Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy an objective for the EU to pursue a human rights based approach in all areas of its external action without exception, including climate change related activities.

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.

Indigenous peoples call for historic transformations in economic, cultural, political and social relations to address the climate crisis affecting the world

In Bangkok between 28 September and 9 October negotiators have gathered again to try to come one step closer to an agreement in Copenhagen in December this year on how to combat climate change. Indigenous peoples are calling on parties to transcend traditional boundaries and create climate change agreements and plans that embrace the diversity and the knowledge and wisdom of all the world's peoples.

Cyclone Aila's devastation of the Bangladesh coast - another victim of climate change?

On 25 May cyclone Aila swept through the villages of traditional resource-users of the Sundarbans forest, Bangladesh. Disasters like Aila (2009) and Sidr (2007) have forced more than a million people to lose their homes and to migrate from their regions. Kushal Roy, Senior Research Associate with FPP partner Unnayan Onneshan, reports on the trail of destruction left by Aila and asks whether the increasingly volatile weather patterns are a direct result of global climate change. 

Statement by the International Forum of Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change (IFIPCC) on ‘reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation' (REDD) agenda item at the UNFCCC climate negotiations. November 2007

The International Forum of Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change (IFIPCC) The 13th Session of Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC SBSTA 27, agenda item 5/REDD November 2007

Thank you Mr. President, on behalf of the International Forum of Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change, I would like to express our profound concern about reducing emissions from deforestation (REDD).

Tiohtiá:ke * Declaration

International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change Statement to the State Parties of the COP 11/MOP 1 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)