The SBSTA Closing Statement on the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples' Platform (LCIP) at COP23

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The Statement by the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) at COP23

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Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion at COP 23

The Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion at COP 23 is a dedicated gathering space that facilitates the effective representation of indigenous peoples, allowing them to coordinate, advocate and convene events (presentations, policy dialogues, panel discussions, publication launches, etc.) that advance the discourse on indigenous peoples’ solutions to climate change. The Pavilion is planned and programmed by a team of indigenous representatives from the seven regions of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IPFCC) - Africa, the Arctic, Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean, North America, the Pacific, and Russia & Eastern Europe, and this year will focus on showcasing indigenous peoples’ initiatives on climate change adaptation and mitigation through their own traditional knowledge.

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Climate Change is here...maybe we can dispute why but it is a fact. The REDD + initiative aimed at halting the destruction of forests has the potential to ruin or enhance the lives of millions of indigenous peoples around the world living in forests...what happens depends on whether indigenous peoples know what is going on.
CREDIT: Alex Boyesen (North THailand in CHiang Mai)

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About the IIPFCC

The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) was established in 2008, as the caucus for indigenous peoples participating in the UNFCCC processes. The IIPFCC represents the caucus members who attend the official UNFCCC COPs and intersessions of the SBSTA/SBI bodies in between COPs. Its mandate is to come into agreement specifically on what IPs will be negotiating for in specific UNFCCC processes.

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Key Issues

Climate change impacts

Indigenous peoples (IP) are among the first to face the direct consequences of climate change. Given their widespread reliance on natural resources and ecosystems, indigenous peoples and local communities are especially vulnerable to, and disproportionately impacted by, its effects. Changes in temperature or rainfall can have an outsized effect on these communities, resulting in loss of land or resources, or in the worst of cases, even violent conflict.


Statements and interventions by the Indigenous Peoples Caucus at COP22

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