We, the Indigenous Peoples of the world, united in the face of the climate crisis and the lack of political will of the States, especially the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, demand the immediate adoption of legally binding agreements with shared but differentiated responsibilities, to halt global warming and to define alternative models of development in harmony with Mother Earth.
Thank you Mr. Chair,
I speak to you on behalf of the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change.
We recognize that the Kyoto Protocol is the only legally binding international instrument we have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
This briefing provides guidance regarding the impacts of climate change on indigenous peoples and the positions that indigenous peoples are taking in the ongoing UNFCCC negotiations.
Indigenous peoples' statement on climate change and national/international climate change mitigation policies affecting indigenous territories in the Guiana Shield region