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.”

Understanding Community-Based REDD+ A Manual for Indigenous Community Trainers


In December 2010, after years of negotiations, an agreement on REDD was finally reached at the 16th Conference of Parties (COP 16) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun, Mexico. The agreement includes references to indigenous peoples and their rights, and in paragraph 72 of the agreement, country Parties are requested to ensure “the full and effective participation of relevant stakeholders, i nter alia, indigenous peoples and local communities” when developing and implementing their national strategies or action plans on REDD. But what does “full and effective participation” mean? This question is the main motivation for writing ...

Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change & REDD – Info Poster

What is Climate Change? Any change in global temperatures and precipitation over time largely due to human activities that are emitting “green house gases” GHG – mainly carbon dioxide. The accumulation of “green house gases” (GHGs) in the atmosphere, which traps the heat that comes into the earth, is then causing global warming.

What’s at stake for Indigenous Peoples in Rio+20?

Joan Carling, Secretary General, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) explains what’s at stake in Rio+20 for indigenous peoples in a one-minute video prepared for the Asia Pacific Major Group meeting on Rio+20 to be organized in Seoul 17-18 Oct 2011 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for the Asia and the Pacific.

What to do with REDD? A Manual For Indigenous Trainers.

Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, Forest Peoples Programme, Tebtebba, 2010 This training manual has been written for indigenous trainers who intend to facilitate a training on REDD for indigenous leaders. It has been devised for a proposed five-days training programme with five modules.

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 ...


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