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“A Human Rights-based Approach is Key to Addressing the Global Biodiversity and Climate Crises”:
A Hybrid Side Event on Indigenous Peoples’ Initiatives and Actions in the Context of the Paris Agreement and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Under the key theme “Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests”, the fifteenth World Forestry Congress, held from 2 to 6 May 2022 in Korea, provided a platform for around 10,000 participants from all over the world to discuss the fundamental role of forests in the global sustainable development agenda. Within the conference …

“A Human Rights-based Approach is Key to Addressing the Global Biodiversity and Climate Crises”:
A Hybrid Side Event on Indigenous Peoples’ Initiatives and Actions in the Context of the Paris Agreement and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
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La Chi Indigenous Women are harvesting their rice in Hoang Su Phi District of Ha Giang Province, Vietnam.

Indigenous Peoples’ rights in NDCs: Initial observations from Asia

25 April 2022 Authors: Lakpa Nuri Sherpa, Environment Programme Coordinator, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Celina Yong, Regional Technical Advisor & Stakeholder Engagement Specialist, Climate & Forests Programme, UNDP Oda Almas Smith, Policy Advisor, Responsible Finance Programme, Forest Peoples Programme Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) form the backbone of the Paris Agreement. They are countries’ detailed, time-bound …

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Restoring Indigenous sovereignty and creating alternative civic space and responsibilities in Asia

The political situation in many countries of Asia has always been volatile. As a result, these countries have long suffered from internal conflicts and their populations from attacks on their freedoms. In this context, Indigenous Peoples’ interests have randomly been considered by national governments, while violence against them and violations of their rights have become …

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Akha Indigenous Women of Pak-Kia village in northern Thailand play crucial role in the preservation of indigenous seeds, transfer of Indigenous Knowledge, and the maintenance of food security and well-being of community members.

“Land Tenure Security is the Foundation for Resilient and Sustainable Food Systems”-A Webinar on Indigenous Women as Global Game Changers

It has been widely acknowledged that the world’s dominant food systems are unsustainable: as key drivers of climate change, they generate adverse environmental, socio-economic, and health impacts on the entire planet. Not only are they responsible for massive greenhouse gas emission and biodiversity loss worldwide, but they also contribute to economic exploitation, increased inequalities, conflict, …

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Further Reciprocal Rice for Fish: An act of Indigenous Peoples against Covid-19 recurrence

Following the incidence of Covid-19, the phenomena of reciprocal commodities takes place among Indigenous Peoples of Thailand. This happens especially between the Indigenous Karen in the North and the sea peoples in the South, including the Northeastern peasants with altogether more than 10,000 kilos of their products. This is an exceptionally successful incidence leading to …

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Indigenous Peoples Call for Climate Action Amidst Global Pandemic

Indigenous Peoples are concerned by the fact that vital climate negotiations for the planet’s survival have been postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. While this may suit some governments, who are unwilling to do what it takes to make the Paris Agreement work, Indigenous Peoples are trying to build momentum in this stalemate period. …

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