Environment Programme

The overall objective of Environment programme is “The collective rights to land, territories and resources of the indigenous peoples in Asia as well as the indigenous knowledge on sustainable natural resource management systems, food sovereignty and livelihoods are protected, respected and recognized at local, national, regional and international levels.”

What is REDD? A Guide For Indigenous Communities.

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, Forest Peoples Programme, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs and Tebtebba 2010 This book provides information material on REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in developing countries), one of the mitigation measures now promoted for combating climate change, and its implications for indigenous peoples.

Rapport sur les terres arides et sub-humides

Les peuples autochtones vivant dans les zones des terres arides et sub-humides sont pour la pluspart des éleveurs nomades ou semis nomades. Certains d’entre eux pratiquent de l’agriculture saisonnière de subsistance. Leurs terres sont menacées par plusieurs facteurs entre autre: – Les changements climatiques – L’avancer du desert – L’utilisation abusive de l’eau – Utilisation des grandes espaces agricoles – Non respect des couloires de transhumance – Coupe des bois – Etc. Click here to read the full briefing paper

Estamos perdiendo vertiginosamente la Diversidad Biológica Agrícola

Antecedentes Uno de los mayores retos de la Conferencia de las Partes del Convenio de la Diversidad Biológica y sus componentes, el mayor desafio es la toma de decisión de las COPs, y sus órganos subsidiarios para tener un programa que frene la pérdida de la diversidad biológica agricola. No deberia ser œnicamente el rol de los Pueblos Indigenas, las comunidades locales. Peque–os agricultores y otros proveedores de alimentos que trabajan con la naturaleza para asegurar las fuentes de alimento. Hemos conservado la diversidad biológica agricola por muchos a–os adaptandonos a las necesidades y condiciones cambiantes, incluyendo la variabilidad climática ...

Strategy Protected Area Paper: The Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10)

Introduction Biodiversity is the earth’s life support system. It forms Indigenous and Local communities’ (ILCs) livelihoods and spiritual being and hence it is our life. Protected areas (PAs) are a key tool for the conservation of biodiversity and hence the need to protect their integrity. Protected areas currently covers 12% of the earth’s land surface and in Sub-Saharan Africa national parks and game reserves over a million km2 (1000 000 km2). Most of these areas have been resided by ILCs over millennia. To this end ILCs are and have been custodians of natural resources in and around these PAs. This ...

BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY OF INLAND WATERS ECOSYSTEM

BRIEFING PAPER BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY OF INLAND WATERS ECOSYSTEM By Edna Kaptoyo “Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you” African Quote Background The CBD entered into force on 29 December 1993. There are currently 193 parties to the Convention, which aims to promote the conservation of biodiversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. The COP is the governing body of the Convention. It is assisted by SBSTTA, which is mandated, under CBD Article 25, to provide ...

REDD+ And Indigenous People! A Briefing Paper For Policy Makers.

What is REDD+? REDD+ is a set of policy proposals on climate change mitigation currently being negotiated in the UNFCCC. It stands for: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. The Plus refers to: • Conservation of forests • Enhancement of carbon stocks • Sustainable management of forests REDD is about providing positive incentives for countries to stop their deforestation and forest degradation, thereby contributing to mitigation. To compensate for opportunity loss and other costs as a result of this proposal, Annex I countries shall undertake financial transfers to developing countries. Download : English, Vietnamese

Briefing Paper – Indigenous Peoples And Climate Change

Indigenous peoples depend on natural resources for their livelihood and they often inhabit diverse but fragile ecosystems. At the same time indigenous peoples are among the world’s most marginalized, impoverished and vulnerable peoples. While having hardly contributed anything to the cause of global warming, they are among the most heavily affected. However, they have minimal access to resources to cope with the changes. For many indigenous peoples, climate change is already a reality. Melting ice sheets in the Arctic makes hunting sea mammals and fishing difficult and risky, erratic rainfalls reduce productivity of fields and pastures, storms and floods destroy ...

Community Training on Climate Change, REDD and Case Study

Twenty indigenous participants from Khasur Village (demonstration area of NEFIN-Climate Change and REDD Partnership Program) and its neighboring villages successfully participated in the community training on “Climate Change, REDD and Case Study”. The training was held from 28-30 September 2010 in Khasur Village of Lamjung district. The trainers were Mr. Pasang Sherpa (Researcher), Mr. Gelu Sherpa, Mr. Tshering Yudin Sherpa (Women Researcher), Mr. Khem Jung Gurung (Chairperson of NEFIN-DCC, Lamjung) and Mr. Lakpa Nuri Sherpa (CCMIN Officer). The training was organized by NEFIN’s Climate Change and REDD Partnership Program in coordination with NEFIN’s District Coordination Council (DCC), Lamjung. The first ...

NEFIN Selects Khasur as Demonstration Area

Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) in partnership with TEBTEBBA has selected Khasur Village of Lamjung district as a REDD demonstration area under the partnership project “Ensuring Rights Protection, Enhancing Effective Participation Of and Securing Fair Benefits of Indigenous Peoples in REDD-Plus Policies and Programmes”. The case study on “Indigenous Peoples, Traditional Forest and Natural Resource Management” will be conducted in the demonstration area. NEFIN-Climate Change and REDD Partnership Program in coordination with District Coordination Council (DCC) of Lamjung organized an interaction programme on Climate Change, REDD and Indigenous Peoples’ on 1 Sept. 2010. A team including Hon. Shanta Chaudhary ...

NEFIN’s DCC interaction program with NORAD’s advisers

Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN)-Climate Change and REDD Partnership Program in coordination with NEFIN’s-District Coordination Council (DCC), Lamjung organized an interaction program with Lief B. Sauvik-Senior Adviser of NORAD’s Civil Society Department and Elisabeth Forseth-Adviser of NORAD’s Civil Society Department. The interaction program took place at Hotel Tukuche, Beshi-sahar, Lamjung on 11 Sept. 2010. The program started with the welcome speech from NEFIN-DCC Chairperson-Mr. Khem Jung Gurung. In the speech he acknowledged the presence of NEFIN’s Chairperson-Mr. Raj Kumar Lekhy and expressed his deep gratitude towards NORAD’s interest and support for indigenous issues. The welcome speech was followed by ...