Conocimiento tradicional y cambio climático

Del 11 al 12 de septiembre de 2017, los Pueblos Indígenas de todas las regiones se reunieron con los Estados, órganos de las Naciones Unidas (CMNUCC y la UNESCO) en Ottawa, Canadá, para seguir debatiendo la aplicación del párrafo operativo 135 del Acuerdo de París (OP 135). En dicho párrafo se reconoce la necesidad de fortalecer los “conocimientos, prácticas, innovaciones y esfuerzos” de los Pueblos Indígenas, y se solicita la creación de una nueva Plataforma de Intercambio de Conocimientos Tradicionales para mitigar el cambio climático.

En este y otros diálogos, el CITI ha seguido invitando a los Estados a que cambien las políticas y prácticas que socavan la capacidad de los pueblos indígenas de practicar y proteger sus conocimientos tradicionales en sus países de origen. Estas incluyen la agricultura industrial que utiliza los OMG y plaguicidas, la destrucción de hábitats, las restricciones al acceso a las tierras y aguas tradicionales, las violaciones de los tratados, el desarrollo continuo de combustibles fósiles, así como la falta de implementación de los derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas al consentimiento libre, previo e informado y a su patrimonio cultural, entre otros.

El CITI también continuó subrayando la necesidad de incluir a los titulares de conocimientos tradicionales indígenas, a ancianos y a profesionales, en el desarrollo e implementación de la nueva Plataforma de Intercambio. Por ejemplo, los participantes en la III Conferencia Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas del Maíz, llevada a cabo del 7 al 9 de marzo de 2017 en Tecpan, Guatemala, afirmaron “que la nueva Plataforma para el Intercambio de Conocimientos Tradicionales bajo la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (UNFCCC) se ha desarrollado con la participación plena y equitativa de los Pueblos Indígenas de todas las regiones, y en especial de nuestros poseedores de conocimiento y de los productores de alimentos tradicionales, de una manera que respeta plenamente nuestros derechos, las ciencias indígenas tradicionales y la riqueza de nuestro conocimiento ancestral” (de la Declaración de Tecpan).

El desarrollo de la Plataforma de Intercambio de Conocimientos Tradicionales será un enfoque para la participación de CITI y otros Pueblos Indígenas en la 23 ª Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre Cambio Climático que se llevará a cabo en Bonn Alemania del 6 al 17 de noviembre de 2017.

Fuente: https://www.iitc.org/traditional-knowledge-climate-change/

Traditional Knowledge and Climate Change

September 11-12 2017, Indigenous Peoples from all regions met with States, UN bodies (UNFCCC and UNESCO) in Ottawa Canada to continue discussing the implementation of operative paragraph 135 of the United Nations Paris Agreement.  OP 135 recognizes the need to strengthen Indigenous Peoples’ “knowledge, practices, innovations and efforts” and also calls for the development of a new Traditional Knowledge Exchange Platform to mitigate Climate Change.

In this and other dialogues, IITC has continued to call upon States to change the policies and practices that undermine Indigenous Peoples ability to practice and protect their traditional knowledge in their homelands. These include industrial agriculture using GMO’s and pesticides, habitat destruction, restrictions on access to traditional lands and water, Treaty violations and continued fossil fuel development, as well as failure to implement Indigenous Peoples’ rights to Free Prior and Informed Consent and Cultural Heritage, among others.

IITC also continued to underscore the need to include Indigenous Traditional Knowledge holders, elders and practitioners in the development and implementation of the new Exchange Platform.  For example the participants in the 3rd International Indigenous Peoples Corn Conference, March 7 – 9, 2017, Tecpan, Guatemala, affirmed “that the new Platform for Traditional Knowledge Exchange under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is developed with the full and equal participation of Indigenous Peoples from all regions and especially our knowledge holders and traditional food producers and in a manner that fully respects our rights, traditional indigenous sciences and the richness of our ancestral knowledge” (from The Declaration of Tecpán).

The development of the Traditional Knowledge Exchange Platform will be a focus for IITC’s and other Indigenous Peoples’ participation in the 23rd Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change which will take place in Bonn Germany from November 6-17, 2017.

Source: https://www.iitc.org/traditional-knowledge-climate-change/

OPEN LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR Mr. RODION SULYANDZIGA

OPEN LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR Mr. RODION SULYANDZIGA

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Our Brother Mr. RODION SULYANDZIGA, a well-known Indigenous Peoples Activist had been arrested in the early hours on Sunday December 11, 2016. Police conducted a search in the apartment and Sulyandziga was brought in for questioning at the Konkovo district police department.

Rodion Sulyandziga speaking at the UN conference on indigenous peoples in New York. Photo from the Facebook page of Indigenous Russia

He was released later on Sunday, but his computer has since been seized by the police.

Mr. Rodion runs the Moscow-based Center for Support of Indigenous Peoples of the North, an NGO known for providing training and development in capacity building and institution strengthening.

His work continues to benefit international movements for Indigenous Peoples’ rights, climate change, and environmental protection. IIPFCC believes that he must be allowed to continue this important work

More and more IIPFCC Members continue to co-sign the open letter.

LETTER AVAILABLE HERE

Agreed Parties:

1. Indigenous Women and Peoples Association of Chad

2. Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)

3. Indigenous Peoples National Steering Committee on Climate Change (IPNSCCC)

4. Mainyoito Pastoralists Integrated Development Organization (MPIDO)

5. Te Kopu, Pacific Indigenous & Local Knowledge Centre of Distinction

6. POINT Myanmar

7. International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)

8. Center for Indigenous Peoples' Research and Development (CIPRED)

9. Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education)

10. Asia Indigenous Women's Network (AIWN)

11. Chirapaq, Centre of Indigenous Cultures of Peru

12. National Congress of American Indians

13. Pratima Gurung

14. Indigenous Persons with Disabilities Global Network (IPWDGN)

15. Nepal Indigenous Disabled Association (NIDA)

16. Porgera Alliance, Papua New Guinea

17. Congrès mondial Amazigh 18. Association de femmes de Kabylie

19. Independent Consultant & External Lecturer, University of Vienna, Austria

20. SONIA for a Just and New World as cosignatory

21. FORO INDIGENA DEL ABYA YALA.

22. International Indian Treaty Council

23. Indigenous Peoples of African Coordinating Committee IPACC

24. Unissons nous pour la Promotion des Batwa ( UNIPROBA)

25. Native American Rights Fund

26. Indigenous Environmental Network

27. Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN)

28. Le centre d'Accompagnement des Autochtones Pygmées et Minoritaires Vulnérables (CAMV/DR-Congo)

29. Saami Council 30. Sámi Parliament of Norway

31. Le mouvement culturel amazigh du Maroc

32. Union pour l'Emancipation de la Femme Autochtone (UEFA/RDC)

33. Unissons nous pour la Promotion des Batwa (UNIPROBA), Burindi

34. United Confederation of Taíno People

35. Caribbean Amerindian Development Organization, Barbados

36. Pastoralists Indigenous NGOs Forum (PINGO's Forum), TANZANIA

37. First Nations Summit (Canada)

38. Polina Shulbaeva, CBD Indigenous coordinator for Russia and Eastern Europe

39. The Batwa Foundation

40. Asociación Savia Andina Pukara (ASAP)

41. Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas

42. Association of Indigenous Village Leaders in Suriname (VIDS)

43. Network for Indigenous Peoples of the Solomons (NIPS)

44. Te Kopu Network

45. Uganda Civil Society Coalition on Indigenous Peoples (UCSCIP) 

46. Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners (ILEPA)

47. Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN), Indonesia

48. Lelewal, Cameroon

49. Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Network on Climate Change and Biodiversity (BIPNet), Bangladesh

50. Maleya Foundation, Bangladesh

51. Chief Gary Harrison, Artick Athabascan Council

52. Youth Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (YFIN Nepal)

 

A message from Jesse Young, Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. Department of State

A message from Jesse Young, Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. Department of State: Please join U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Jonathan Pershing for an after-action conference call with civil society organizations on the outcomes of COP-22 in Marrakesh, Morocco. For both those that joined us in Morocco and those that did not, this call will be a useful opportunity to discuss the lay of the land now that the meeting has wrapped.

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 11:00 AM [EST]

Dial-in (U.S.): (800) 230-1093              Confirmation Number: 407249

 

COP22 comes to a close

 Prayer circle in solidarity with the Standing Rock Tribe in front of the UNFCCC Conference site on November 15th, 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. Photo credit: Kayla Faith

 Prayer circle in solidarity with the Standing Rock Tribe in front of the UNFCCC Conference site on November 15th, 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. Photo credit: Kayla Faith

  By India Logan-Riley, Aotearoa, Pacific Indigenous Peoples Delegation

The first Conference of the Parties since the creation and entering into force of the Paris Agreement has come to a close. Although there are many aspects of the negotiations that concern the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change, this particular CoP has seen large step forward for our engagement with the UNFCCC process.

Systemi n olonia arrier ull, ffectiv n eaningfu articipatio it h NFCCC

structur n ecisio akin rocesse ontinue halleng ha ndigenous Peoples meet. ecisio , ar 3 a mportan ste orwar ncludin ndigenou eople h NFCC tructur n ecisio akin rocesses. Th IPFCC wer nthusiasti bou h reation, tructur n mplementatio hi latform.

As of the closing plenary, the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples platform was made official. The CoP President announced the following decision regarding the platform:

•        To adopt an incremental approach to developing the local communities and indigenous peoples platform, referred to in decision 1/CP.21 paragraph 135, with a view to ensuring its effective operationalization;

•        To request the Chair of the SBSTA to initiate the process to develop the local communities and indigenous peoples platform, which will include convening an open multi-stakeholder dialogue at SBSTA 46 on the operationalization of the platform to be co-moderated by the Chair of the SBSTA and a representative of indigenous peoples organizations;

•        To invite Parties and other stakeholders to submit, by 31 March 2017, their views on the purpose, content and structure of the platform in order to inform the multi-stakeholder dialogue;

•        To request the secretariat to prepare a report on the multi-stakeholder dialogue, which should also draw on the submissions;

•        To also request the SBSTA to consider the report at SBSTA 47 under a new agenda item "local communities and indigenous peoples platform" and conclude its consideration at SBSTA 47 by forwarding recommendations  for  operationalization of the platform  to COP23.

Th latfor as been stablishe ecognitio h ee trengthe h nvolvemen f knowledge, echnologies, ractice n ffort ndigenou eople l limat hange action, n o h xchang xperience n harin es ractice itigatio nd adaptatio olisti n ntegrate anner.

This process over the last two weeks has not been smooth. There were times when we had to remind those involved that Indigenous Peoples in a way that is consistent with UNDRIP and other international legal expectations. However, we applaud the commitment to actioning this platform and look forward to the full, effective and meaningful partnership with the UNFCCC moving forward.

  

Dr. Handaine Mohamed: Chers frères et sœurs Peuples Autochtones

Chers frères et sœurs Peuples Autochtones

A la fin des travaux de la COP22 j'aimerai vous souhaite un bon retour chez votre famille. Vous allez vous regagner votre famille et votre pays après un excellent  travail durant les deux semaines de la COP22.en portant avec vous peut être de bon souvenirs du Maroc.

 le Peuple Amazigh est honoré par votre présence et fière de votre travail et de votre détermination plus que jamais à atteindre nos objectifs pour un monde vert, un monde de justice climatique ou les droits des Peuples Autochtones sont garantis.Notre combat ne s’arrêtera pas à la fin de la COP22 mais nous vous confirmons qu'on va continuer à solliciter la présidence de la COP22  et à faire le suivi des recommandations et des résolutions adoptées en collaboration avec le Comité global.

Nous tenons à remercier toute l'équipe du comité global des Peuples Autochtones qui a fait un travail honorable ainsi que tous les représentants des Peuples Autochtones de six régions (Afrique- Asie- Amérique du Nord- Amérique Latine- Russie- Pacifique) nous tenons à remercier tous ceux qu'ont soutenu financement le pavillon autochtone ainsi que la présence des Autochtones (PNUD,Fond Volontaire, IPACC.le gouvernement marocain etc) le président du pôle de la société civile du comité de pilotage de la COP22 Mr El Yazami qui nous aidé et facilité les préparatifs de la présence autochtone ainsi que la délégation amazighe d’Afrique du nord qui a montré une grande maturité du combat amzigh.

Que vive les Peuples Autochtones,

le combat continue,

Cordialement,

Dr. Handaine Mohamed,

Directeur du Centre des Etudes Amazighes Historiques et environnementales,

Président de la confédération des associations amazighes du Sud marocain,

Point Focal local de la COP22

Tel 00212670789000

Fax 00212526625141

Email; amazighagadir@gmail.comcentreamazigh@gmail.com

Last session of the Indigenous Peoples Caucus at COP 22 held in the city of Marrakech, Morocco

Last session of the Indigenous Peoples Caucus at COP 22 held in Marrakech, Morocco, November 18, 2016

Last session of the Indigenous Peoples Caucus at COP 22 held in Marrakech, Morocco, November 18, 2016

A message from Adelfo Regino, Latin American Caucus: During the last session of the Indigenous Peoples Caucus at COP 22, held in Marrakech, Morocco, we had a dialogue with government representatives from Ecuador, Guatemala and Australia.

In this meeting we have be made aware of the proposal being made by the President of COP 22 regarding the establishment of a “Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform” in this Climate Change process. I have attached the text, which is only available in English. We are looking for a way to translate into Spanish.

We will be attentive to the evolution of the negotiations in this last day of session. Let's hope there's good news for the Indigenous Peoples of the world.

La última sesión del Cónclave Indígena en el marco de la COP 22

La última sesión del Cónclave Indígena en el marco de la COP 22. (Photo: Aldefo Regino)

La última sesión del Cónclave Indígena en el marco de la COP 22. (Photo: Aldefo Regino)

Mensaje de Adelfo Regino: En la última sesión del Cónclave Indígena en el marco de la COP 22, que se celebra en la Ciudad de Marrakech, Marruecos, hemos tenido un diálogo con los representantes gubernamentales de Ecuador, Guatemala y Australia.

En esta reunión hemos conocido la Propuesta que esta haciendo el Presidente de la COP 22 con relación al establecimiento de una Plataforma de Pueblos Indígenas y Comunidades Locales en este proceso de Cambio Climático. Les envío el texto, que solo esta en inglés. Estamos buscando la forma de hacer la traducción al español.

Vamos a estar atentos a la evolución de las negociaciones en este último día de sesión. Esperemos que haya una buena noticia para los pueblos indígenas del mundo.

AGENDA POUR LA COP22: VENDREDI, 18 NOVEMBRE 2016

SÉLECTION D'ÉVÈNEMENTS

08.00 - 10.00 Salle Arabian (zone bleue)

Réunion du Caucus Global des Peuples Autochtones

10.30 – 11.00 Pavillon des Peuples Autochtones

Briefing suivant les négociations du Caucus des Peuples Autochtones

11.15 – 12.15 Pavillon des Peuples Autochtones

Énergie verte abordable pour les communautés les plus pauvres
Organisateurs: Varhad Capital Pvt Ltd (Green Banking Initiative)/Gravity Power

12.30 – 14.00 Pavillon des Peuples Autochtones

Enseignements tirés de l'Arctique Canadien sur l'adaptation au changement climatique
Organisateurs: McGill University/Inuit Circumpolar Council, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, University of Sunshine Coast

14.15 – 15.15 Pavillon des Peuples Autochtones

Chaînes de valeur biologique avec les communautés marocaines
Organisateurs: High Atlas Foundation

15.30 – 18.30 Pavillon des Peuples Autochtones

Les techniques ancestrales oasiennes pour la gestion des ressources naturelles
Organisateurs: Association Oasis Ferkla pour Environnement et Patrimoine/RADDO, RARBOSM

AGENDA préparé par DOCIP

AGENDA PARA LA COP22: VIERNES, 18 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2016

SELECCIÓN DE EVENTOS

08.00 – 10.00 Sala Arabian (Zona azul)

Reunión del Caucus Global de los Pueblos Indígenas

10.30 – 11.00 Pabellón de los Pueblos Indígenas

Sesión informativa para el Caucus de los Pueblos Indígenas

11.15 – 12.15 Pabellón de los Pueblos Indígenas

Energía verde asequible para las comunidades pobres
Organizadores: Varhad Capital Pvt Ltd (Green Banking Initiative)/Gravity Power

12.30 – 14.00 Pabellón de los Pueblos Indígenas

Lecciones provenientes del Ártico Canadiense sobre la adaptación al cambio climático
Organizadores: McGill University/Inuit Circumpolar Council, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, University of Sunshine Coast

14.15 – 15.15 Pabellón de los Pueblos Indígenas

Cadenas de Valor Ecológico con las Comunidades Marroquís
Organizadores: High Atlas Foundation

15.30 – 18.30 Pabellón de los Pueblos Indígenas

Técnicas ancestrales de los oasis para el manejo de los recursos naturales
Organizadores: Association Oasis Ferkla pour Environnement et Patrimoine/RADDO, RARBOS

Agenda preparada por DOCIP

 

Indigenous Womens’ Day at COP22

By Genevieve Northey

On Wednesday, 16th November, the Women and Gender Caucus held the second Indigenous Womens’ Day at COP22. All seven regions of the world was represented in the room, with a panel discussion taking place with women from the Arctic, Pacific, Latin America Africa and Asia speaking on their own experiences from the home region.

Although from different and diverse regions of the world, the themes had the common thread of protecting their environment and culture to preserve their way life. The speakers also reiterated the importance of Indigenous women having a space in which to participate in a meaningful way with their governments and in high-level discussions, like those taking place at COP22, on the issue of climate change.

Indigenous women are proud to be part of the solution for Climate Change, through their traditional knowledge and infinity with the environment, which has been passed down through the generations.

The group called on more capacity building funds for indigenous women, so they may participate fully in the high-level meetings and negotiations with the required technical skills. They also called on the need to involve more young indigenous women to come forward and join the constituency to be present to carry the torch forward into the future.

Join the biggest family photo in UNFCCC history for unity and action!

Spread the word!!!! Share this message with everybody!!

Join the biggest family photo in UNFCCC history for unity and action!

We hope you will join us around the message that #WeWillMoveAhead with climate action and climate justice here and beyond COP22. 

 What: Gathering for what will be the biggest ever UNFCCC family photo, around unbranded giant banners that read "We Will Move Ahead"

WhenFriday at 12.45 pm

 WhereIn front of conference center entrance - outside, next to the flags

(don't worry, security promised us they will have extra staff to ensure we can out and back into the venue very fast).

 Why: To send an image to the world that we, the global community, are determined to move on and win the fight against climate change. (And we won't let anyone sabotage the transition to a climate resilient future).

 Message: #WeWillMoveAhead

 Organisers: The photo opportunity is organised by Greenpeace but it will be an unbranded activity open for all COP22 delegates.

 Come over and call on everyone - Let's close COP22 with a message of hope, unity and action to the world! 

Message from: Emily Hickson <ehickson@climatenetwork.org>

Oxford University calling on UNFCCC to halt the marginalisation of Indigenous Peoples

Oxford University Researchers have released a new report calling on UNFCCC to halt the marginalisation of Indigenous Peoples at its annual COP negotiations.

The report identifies three tiers of marginalisation for Indigenous Peoples at the international climate negotiations. 

Full report is available here: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2870412 
Policy brief here: bit.ly/2fI1jR9

In a new working paper released today, researchers at the University of Oxford are calling on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to address the marginalisation of Indigenous Peoples. They warn that if the leading international climate body continues to marginalise Indigenous knowledge and adaptations, attempts to solve the climate crisis will be in vain.

Oxford University researchers have identified three tiers of marginalisation that exist at UNFCCC COP events, including COP22 taking place in Marrakesh this week:
·      Politically, Indigenous Peoples are not allowed to self-represent; they are simply ‘observers’ to the negotiations. The nation states speaking on their behalf are responsible for their historical and current political marginalisation.
·      Geographically, the space offered to Indigenous Peoples is outside the main negotiating space of the conference.
·      Economically, Indigenous Peoples attendance is restricted by lack of finances. Developed nations and wealthy lobbyists thus dominate the space; Indigenous Peoples often cannot afford translators.

The new paper argues that solving the climate crisis will be unfeasible without the direct input of Indigenous Peoples and their knowledge. Yet, as the paper points out, the marginalisation faced at annual UNFCCC COP events inhibits this. Further, it goes against International human rights, including the right to self-determination.

Lead author Claudia Comberti says: “Rather than acknowledging the key role Indigenous Peoples should play in creating climate solutions, they are segregated at the climate negotiations and not allowed to self-represent. The UNFCCC needs to change this if it is to create fair and adequate solutions to climate change.”

The paper notes that Indigenous Peoples represent the majority of the world’s cultural diversity. Collectively they hold a wealth of environmental knowledge and adaptation strategies that are crucial to addressing climate change. Indigenous Peoples are also experiencing climate change first, and most strongly than other populations.

The paper proposes four actions to radically improve the situation:
1)   Grant Indigenous Peoples full member status at the UNFCCC, so they can self-represent.
2)   Appoint Indigenous Peoples as experts in negotiations around Adaptation and Loss & Damage
3)   Direct and restructure financial streams to increasing autonomy and voice of Indigenous Peoples – including the Green Climate Fund, and finance for translators and travel
4)   Commit to respecting Indigenous Rights and International human rights – an international agreement that the current situation undermines.

The full paper, released today, is based on several months of research, including interviews and observations at previous UNFCCC COP events.

For full article see: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2870412
Policy brief: http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/publications/policy-brief-pdf/20161116_IP-marginalisation_CComberti.pdf

Agenda for the last day of the COP22 meeting in Marrakesh: Friday, November 18, 2016.

Selection of events

08.00 – 10.00 Arabian Room (Blue zone) 
Indigenous Peoples' Global Caucus Meeting

10.30 – 11.00 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Briefing for the Indigenous Peoples' Caucus

11.15 – 12.15 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Affordable Green Energy for Poor Communities 
Organizers: Varhad Capital Pvt Ltd (Green Banking Initiative)/Gravity Power

12.30 – 14.00 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Lessons from the Canadian Arctic on Adapting to Climate Change 
Organizers: McGill University/Inuit Circumpolar Council, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, University of Sunshine Coast

14.15 – 15.15 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Organic Value Chains with Moroccan Communities 
Organizers: High Atlas Foundation

15.30 – 18.30 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Ancestral techniques of the oases for the management of natural resources 
Organizers: Association Oasis Ferkla pour Environnement et Patrimoine/RADDO,RARBOSM

Agenda prepared by DOCIP

Plenaria de Alto Nivel de la COP22 y el Foro Internacional de Pueblos Indígenas sobre Cambio Climático (FIPICC)

Mensaje de Adelfo Regino: En la Plenaria de Alto Nivel de la COP22, el hermano Ghazali Ohorella del Pueblo Alifuru de Maluku en representación del Foro Internacional de Pueblos Indígenas sobre Cambio Climático (FIPICC) ha planteado la importancia de que se implemente de manera urgente la Plataforma sobre Conocimientos de los Pueblos Indígenas, tal como fue acordado en los Acuerdos de París.

Indigenous Peoples Caucus Reiterates Position on Proposed Platform

The Indigenous Peoples Caucus reiterated their consensus position to the President of COP22, Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar at the meeting of the Indigenous Caucus this morning. Hamza Tber, Chief of Staff, Multilateral Negotiations, Kingdom of Morocco accompanied the COP President at the Caucus. 

The Indigenous Peoples Caucus reiterated their consensus position to the President of COP22, Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar at the meeting of the Indigenous Caucus this morning. Hamza Tber, Chief of Staff, Multilateral Negotiations, Kingdom of Morocco accompanied the COP President at the Caucus. 

IIPFCC proposed elements for an outcome of the informal consultation on the indigenous peoples platform:

- An incremental approach led by the SBTA chair and a representative of Indigenous Peoples appointed by the Indigenous Peoples themselves who will serve as co-facilitators.

- Invite submissions by parties, Indigenous Peoples and observers by 31 March 2017 on the purpose, content and structure of the indigenous peoples´ platform to inform the dialogue and the process.

- Convene 3 consultations, to be conducted by the co-facilitators during May sessions on the operationalization of the platform, including purpose, content and structure.

- Request the co-facilitators to present the outcomes of the consultations for the consideration and adoption at the COP23.

- Request the secretariat, under the guidance of the co-facilitators, to operationalize the platform taking into account the submissions and the outcomes of this dialogue.

We remain available if you require any further information. We are committed to several bilaterals with a number of Parties throughout the day to reiterate our position.
— Ghazali Ohorella to Hamza Tber, Chief of Staff Multilateral Negotiations, Kingdom of Morocco

Cónclave Indígena se ha reunido con una representación de la Presidencia de COP 22

Por Adelfo Regino: En la recta final de la COP 22 que se celebra en la Ciudad de Marrakech, Marruecos, el Cónclave Indígena se ha reunido con una representación de la Presidencia de esta COP 22, para exigir y plantear la inmediata implementación de una Plataforma sobre los Conocimientos de los Pueblos Indígenas dando cumplimiento a lo establecido en el numeral 5 del artículo 7 de los Acuerdos de París y la Decisión 135.

En particular se planteó que esta Plataforma sea visto como un proceso permanente que no se reduzca a una sola reunión; que haya una participación plena y efectiva de los pueblos indígenas en dicho proceso y que en su conducción haya una Copresidencia Indígena, tal como ocurrió con la realización de la Conferencia Mundial de Pueblos Indígenas de la ONU.

La Presidencia de la COP 22 y el Gobierno de Marruecos han manifestado que para ellos es muy importante la participación de los pueblos indígenas en este proceso, por su grado de vulnerabilidad y su aporte en la solución de la grave crisis climática. Expresaron que tomarán en cuenta los planteamientos hechos por los pueblos indígenas.

Esperemos que los planteamientos de nuestros pueblos sean recogidos en el Acuerdo final que emane de esta COP 22. Vamos a trabajar para que así ocurra en esta recta final. De ello daremos cuenta.

El Cónclave Indígena ha planteado a la Presidencia de la COP22 la urgente implementación de la “Plataforma sobre Conocimientos Indígenas”.
— Adelfo Regino, Twitter

Action for Standing Rock today

From Alberto Saldamando: Please don’t forget the Indigenous Standing Rock action today,

Ruego no se les olvide la acción Indigena Standing rock ahora.

13:30, RESAURANTS

We would like to have at least one speaker from each region speak

Quisiéramos tener por lo menos un orador por cada región.

Speak to Alberto after the Caucus meeting to line up speakers.

Hablen con Alberto después de la reunión del caucus para establecer los oradores.

 

 

Agenda for the COP22 meeting in Marrakesh: Thursday, November 17, 2016

Selection of events

09.00 – 10.00 Arabian Room (Blue zone) 
Indigenous Peoples' Global Caucus Meeting

10.30 – 11.00 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Briefing for the Indigenous Peoples' Caucus

11.15 – 13.15 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Launch of the book “Climate Solutions from Community Forests” in French 
Organizers: UNDP

13.30 – 14.30 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Strengthening Traditional Knowledge for Climate Resilience through Community-Based Monitoring and Information Systems (CBMIS) 
Organizers: Tebtebba/Center for Indigenous Peoples Research and Development (CIPRED)

14.45 – 16.45 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Together for Climate Justice in Palestine 
Organizers: Union of Agricultural Work Committees/Land and Research center (NGO)

15.00 – 16.30 Arabian Room (Blue zone) 
Rights and Equity in Climate Policy: Translating words into action 
Organizers: Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)/Human Rights Watch, Inc. * (HRW)

17.00 – 18.00 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Leadership through Advocacy and Adaptation: an Inuit-specific Approach to Climate Change 
Organizers: Inuit Circumpolar Council/Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Government of Nunavut

18.15 – 18.45 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
"Où sont passées les hirondelles?" Film screening 
Organizers: Instituto Catitu 

Agenda prepared by DOCIP

 

Maatalii Okalik Statement at COP22 High Level Plenary

Maatalii Aneraq Okalik, president of the National Inuit Youth Council with the honorable Catherine Mary McKenna PC MP, Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Maatalii Aneraq Okalik, president of the National Inuit Youth Council with the honorable Catherine Mary McKenna PC MP, Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change

"Qujannamiik ammalu unnukkut. Maatalii Aneraq Okaliujunga.

Warm thanks and good evening. My name is Maatalii Aneraq Okalik, and I am the president of the National Inuit Youth Council within Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and I am honored to participate at COP, on the Canadian delegation.

Your Excellencies, I commend the work of the parties on the collective effort towards climate action through the Paris Agreement.

Inuit youth in Canada are committed to continuing to exercise our Indigenous right to our culture, language, and way of life as entrenched in the Constitution and international declarations like the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

With your continued leadership that will define our future on climate action, I am hopeful that it is done in cooperation with Indigenous peoples, in platforms, and with respect to our rights, which ultimately support Indigenous self-determination.

Let’s do this together: our collective future depends on it.

Qujannamiik ammalu aakuluuvusi. Thank you."

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