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.”

Community Level Training on Climate Change, REDD and Indigenous Peoples

Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) in coordination with District Coordination Councils of Kailali and Kanchanpur successfully conducted a community training on “Climate Change, REDD and Indigenous Peoples” at Hotel Sathi, Dhangadi, Kailali, Nepal. Indigenous peoples including students, women, journalist, youths and indigenous leaders from Dadeldhura, Kanchanpur and Kailali districts attended the training from May 31 to June 2, 2010. Mr. Gothu Ram Chaudhary Chairperson of Shree Tara Nagar Community Forest in the Kailali was also invited to participate in the training. Despite the new topics of climate change and REDD; participants actively participated throughout the training. The total number of ...

National ToT on Climate Change, REDD and Indigenous Peoples at Nagarkot, Nepal

Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN)successfully organized a three day national training of trainer on “Climate Change, REDD and Indigenous Peoples” at Hotel Chautari, Nagarkot, Nepal. The training started on 17th May, 2010 where fifty participants including Indigenous leaders, journalists, students and women participated actively. Since the concept of climate change and REDD was new to the participants; they were very eager to know more on climate change and REDD in relation to Indigenous Peoples. The first day began with the welcome speech from Mr. Nima Lama followed by the overview of the training of trainer from Ms. Pasang Dolma ...

Fifth Regional Workshop of the Collaborative Management Learning Network

Fifth Regional Workshop of the Collaborative Management Learning Network (CMNL), Phase 2 Adaptive Co-management of Protected Areas with Indigenous Peoples in South-East Asia —  Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia, 17-20th November 2009 —  ENSURING EFFECTIVE AND MEANINGFUL PARTICIPATION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN COLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT OF PROTECTED AREAS  The Co-Management Learning Network in South-East Asia (CMNL)  Phase 1 was initiated in 2005. The focus of the network was to strengthen the capacities of key actors in a number of protected areas (PA) sites in South East Asia.  The initiative spans seven countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam and in each ...

Report of Tech and Legal Experts on TK associated with GR in the context of IR on ABS

For the purposes of the discussion, traditional knowledge (TK) is interpreted within the context of Article 8(j) and Article 15, as knowledge, innovations and practices associated with genetic resources. Furthermore the traditional knowledge in question is that which is held by indigenous and local communities. Some experts emphasized that there are many types of traditional knowledge. Full Report

IUCN Resolutions on IPCCA

Supporting Indigenous Conservation Territories and other Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Areas

The Anchorage Declaration

Indigenous representatives from the Arctic, North America,Asia, Pacific, Latin America, Africa, Caribbean and Russia met in Anchorage, Alaska for the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change.