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PRESS RELEASE: Failure to recognise indigenous rights will derail achievement of global climate pledges: case studies from Asia

A new study reveals that Nationally Determined Contributions, a cornerstone of the international framework aimed at addressing climate change, are likely to fail unless indigenous peoples’ rights to their land, forests, waters and territorial management are included. As representatives of governments meet for the Bonn Climate Change Conference over the next two weeks with hopes …

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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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[UNDP] Social and Environmental Screening Procedure

Social and environmental sustainability are fundamental to the achievement of development outcomes and shall be systematically mainstreamed into UNDP’s Programme and Project Management Cycles. UNDP’s Social and Environmental Standards (SES)1 underpin and demonstrate this commitment. The SES, as approved in June 2014 by UNDP’s Organizational Performance Group and effective 1 January 2015, require that all …

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[UNDP] Social and Environmental Standards

Social and environmental sustainability are cornerstones of human development and poverty reduction. UNDP’s Strategic Plan1 and policy framework articulate the organization’s strategic commitment to promoting sustainable development in all of its development cooperation activities. UNDP’s Social and Environmental Standards (SES) underpin UNDP’s commitment to mainstream social and environmental sustainability in its Programmes and Projects to …

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[UN-REDD] Guidelines on Free, Prior and Informed Consent

“Indigenous peoples” and “forest-dependent communities” are essential to the success of REDD+ given that the majority of the world’s remaining forests in developing countries are located where they live, often within their ancestral and custom­ary lands, and where in most cases they have for centuries played a historical and cultur­al role in the sustainable management …

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