Environment

Recognising the contributions of Indigenous Peoples in global climate action?

On 28 February 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a ground-breaking report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability of climate change. The report is conclusive about the increasing and accelerating impacts of climate change on Indigenous Peoples’ territories and livelihoods. However, the IPCC goes a step further. It recognises that this vulnerability is …

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CELEBRATING AND AMPLIFYING HER STORIES: INDIGENOUS WOMEN, ANCESTRAL WISDOM

Millions of Indigenous Peoples in Asia live in remote areas in the mountains, hills, plains, river basins, forests, and coastal areas. The homes of Indigenous Peoples overlap with the most biodiversity-rich areas of the Planet. There is enormous bio-cultural diversity among Indigenous Peoples in Asia. The common to all include a strong cultural and spiritual …

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Statement from the Indigenous Peoples’ Major Group

Online United Nations Environment Assembly 5.1 Opening Plenary 22 February 2021 Statement read by Mr. Prem Singh Tharu Thank you Chair for this opportunity to speak.  Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen, My name is Prem Singh Tharu from Nepal representing Indigenous Peoples’ Major Group, an Indigenous person from Asia indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Thailand. …

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Thailand’s green goals threaten Indigenous forest dwellers

Globally, indigenous and local communities own more than half of all land under customary rights, but only have secure legal rights to about 10%, according to AIPP’s partner Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), a Washington D.C.-based advocacy group. About 2 billion indigenous and rural people live in conservation areas worldwide. As governments prioritized conservation to …

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Regional Report of the Partnership between Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and the UN-REDD Programme

Thirteen countries in Asia are preparing to get ready for REDD+. While these countries are moving ahead with REDD+ preparation, the awareness raising and capacity building of rights holders and their organizations for policy advocacy is very important. In this context, the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), with the support of the UN-REDD Programme, joined …

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Shifting Cultivation, Livelihood and Food Security: New and Old Challenges for Indigenous Peoples in Asia

Indigenous peoples across South and Southeast Asia depend fully and partly on shifting cultivation for their livelihood and food security. 2/3 of the estimated 370 million indigenous peoples are in Asia. These peoples are also known as ethnic minorities, tribal people, hill tribes, Adivasis, Janajati and aboriginal people. Shifting cultivation or rotational/ swidden farming is …

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