The Green Climate Fund, the body tasked to deliver climate funds under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has met for the first time. Indigenous Peoples challenged rules of participation and engagement and called for the recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights.
The first Board meeting of the Green Climate Fund took place in Geneva in late August to discuss key issues such as the role of the Board, the identification of the host country, and more importantly for indigenous peoples, the definition of the rules of participation of observers. Forest Peoples Programme attended the meeting to provide support to an indigenous peoples’ representative and will continue supporting indigenous peoples’ participation and calls for full and effective engagement. To coincide with the meeting, FPP, together with JOAS, published a collaborative technical briefing on the Green Climate Fund, which can be downloaded here: http://www.forestpeoples.org/topics/other-climate-related-institutions/publication/2012/new-publication-indigenous-peoples-and-gr