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


COP 22 Selection of Events, Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

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

11.00 – 12.30 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Working Together: The Contributions of Indigenous Communities in Canada’s Climate Action 
Organizers: Environnement et Changement Climatique Canada

11.30 – 13.00 Mediterranean Room (Blue zone) 
Keep It In the Ground: The Global Civil Society & Political Movement to End Fossil Fuel Extraction 
Organizers: Center for Biological Diversity (CBD)/Food and Water Watch * (FWW)/PUSH Sweden/Society of Catholic Medical Missionaries (SCMM)/Sustainable Markets Foundation -

12.45 – 13.45 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Building Partnerships for a Sustainable Planet 
Organizers: Conservation International

14.00 – 15.30 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Learning from sustainable traditions around the planet - Indigenous Ecovillages 
Organizers: Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)/Better World Cameroon

15.00 – 16.30 Arabian Room (Blue zone) 
Resilient partners: Adaptation, mitigation & energy services in Indigenous & remote communities 
Organizers: University of Waterloo/The Rockies Institute Ltd * (TRI)

16.30 – 17.30 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Revocation of the Rights of Occupancy of the Indigenous People of Ekuri by the Governor of the Cross River State of Nigeria for a Superhighway 
Organizers: Ekuri Initiative

16.45 – 18.15 Bering Room (Blue zone) 
Women for Climate Justice - Leading Solutions on the Frontlines of Climate Change 
Organizers: Women's Earth and Climate Caucus (WECC)/Earth Island Institute, Inc. (EII)/Ithaca College/Organic Consumers Association * (OCA)

17.45 – 18.15 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
The Creation of a Community Forest to Adapt to Climate Change 
Organizers: Comité Villageois de Développement d’Ando-Kpomey

18.30 – 19.30 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Changement climatique et personnes handicapées 
Organizers: ADSM / CNDH/Panafricaine des personnes handicapées

18.30 – 20.00 Arabian Room (Blue zone) 
Joining forces to achieve SDG15: Delivering on Global Agenda for Forests, Climate and Development 
Organizers: United Nations (UN)

Selected events prepared by DOCIP: Visit Docip's technical secretariat in the Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion! 


An Address by John F. Kerry, Secretary of State of the United States of America on Global Climate Change

All registered participants at COP22  are cordially invited to: AN ADDRESS BY JOHN F. KERRY SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2016 1:00 P.M. – 1:45 P.M. Climate Action Arena, Area G COP Conference Center Marrakech Doors open at 12:45 p.m; please arrive no later than 12:45 p.m. 

Also, the U.S. Center event to discuss a mid-century strategy (along with Canada’s and Mexico’s) will be at 5:30 PM/17h30 tomorrow (Wednesday) as well. These events stream here, for those not on the ground.

U.S. delegation briefing at COP-22, Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 2016

A note from Jesse Young, Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. Department of State: The senior leadership of the U.S. delegation at COP-22 will be holding a briefing for U.S. civil society organizations & non-profits. The briefing will take place at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, Nov. 15th -- in Meeting Room 12 (Purple/Area H) 

Schedule of COP 22 Events, November 14, 2016

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

09.00 – 10.30 Bouregreg Room (Green zone) 
Indigenous women from Latin America face the climate change from their cultural process of adaptability 
Organizers: Global Justice Ecology Project, inc.

10.00 – 11.00 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Collaborating from Action Towards a Sustainable Planet 
Organizers: Conservation International

11.15 – 12.00 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Transforming Dahod: Ensuring Food Security and Effective Climate Change Mitigation through Intensive Community-led NRM Interventions in the Tribal Regions of Western India 
Organizers: National Council For Climate Change (NCCSD)

12.15 – 13.15 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
The DGM: Capacity Building for IPLC's to Engage in Adaptation and Mitigation Activities 
Organizers: Conservation International / Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (Led by IPLCs)/Representative from Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Peru and Indonesia

13.30 – 15.30 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Carrying Out Advocacy, Dialogues and Debates Geared at Influencing Policies to Help Agro-pastoralists Adapt Better to Climate Change 
Organizers: ONG ADJMORD

15.45 – 16.45 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Press conference for IIPFCC

17.00 – 18.00 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Berber Buildings in Morocco: Traditional Knowledge for Climate Action 
Organizers: Alliance Marocaine pour le Climat et le Développement Durable

18.15 – 19.00 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Making Indigenous Peoples Part of the Solution 
Organizers: Rights and Resources Initiative

19.00 – 20.30 IETA Business Hub (Blue zone) 
Strengthening Climate Finance in a New Era of Accountability, Transparency and Inclusiveness 
Organizers: Climate Investment Funds/World Bank

Taller sobre el Fondo Verde y los Pueblos Indígenas

En el Taller sobre el Fondo Verde y los Pueblos Indígenas organizado por la Fundación Tebtebba Indigenous y el PNUD, Tarcila Rivera Zea del Centro de Culturas Indígenas de Perú, CHIRAPAQ, plantea la necesidad de fortalecer la participación de los pueblos indígenas en el proceso de negociaciones sobre el Cambio Climático, incluyendo el Fondo Verde, y la importancia del reconocimiento y respeto a sus derechos en los términos establecidos en la DNUDPI y el Convenio 169 de la OIT, sobre todo a nivel nacional, garantizando en particular sus derechos a las tierras, territorios y recursos. También enfatiza la importancia de la articulación del movimiento indígena a nivel nacional, regional e internacional a fin de que en estos procesos internacionales se reconozcan y respeten nuestras realidades, exigencias y aspiraciones de vida.

Report on Executive Secretary's briefing (Saturday Morning 10AM)

A Note from Alberto Saldamando: 

As I will be unable to attend the Caucus meeting Monday morning, I’m sending a brief report on the Executive Secretary’s briefing today. The important item is that although contact group meetings are open, sometimes they limit observer participation in order to preserve space for the negotiators. But when these meetings have space, even during the session, the chairs can open them up for observers.

Megumi has twitter account, @unfcccobservers and will try to inform when space allows observers that may open up during the meeting.

See you at the march tomorrow!

Alberto Saldamando, (415) 656-9198, Skype: alberto.saldamando,

Report on Executive Secretary Briefing Saturday 12 Nov.

The Executive Secretary began her remarks by saying that in order to fulfill commitments in the PA need close contact with NGOs.

Each interest group was given an opportunity to ask questions:

Bingo began, but was also seconded by other interest groups, as to how to participate in the sessions of the COP, as experiencing many difficulties. Also inputs into substantive matters also difficult (finance, loss and damage, etc.)

Farmers only reflected disappointment in outcomes of SBSTA.

The Executive Secretary responded by saying that “rulebook” still being written. Although many important issues being discussed at COP where do have submissions from NGOS, the NGOs should foucs on National level in areas such as NDCs and finance. But do have access to meetings through system of badges, because must prioritize space for negotiators. All Plenary sessions open, and only contact groups are closed. Informals can also be open in accordance with SBI discussions. But some sessions very crowded, so need space, but will open when space is available.

Megumi has twitter account, @unfcccobservers and will try to inform when space allows observers that may open up during the meeting.

The Executive Sec. says she has observed much more willingness to have observer participation since her initial COP Cancun 2010.

RINGO Asked about individual submissions, not yet allowed.

Hassan represented IPOs and called for enhanced participation by IPOs in meetings, to allow interventions by IPOs at meetings.

TUNGOs wanted to be associated with technical groups and asked about the bike parking.

 The Executive Sed. response was that bike parking was a challenge. She said that we must see COP as process that continues all year. “we are talking about a structural transformation from coal” and other fossil fuels that will take time and is a very challenging scenario. She mentioned the Indigenous knowledge platform and her office’s efforts to make it happen. She and Megumi also spoke about non-party stakeholder submission due in February to present to the parties at the next intersessional. And if there are any other ideas, please submit them to us so that the secretariat can present them to the Parties.

Saudata representing the Women and Gender interest group asked about the support for women to participate in National level discussions, that it is very difficult in some countries for women to participate. There was no response to this queston.

The meeting closed with three Indigenous organizations and COICA presenting the Executive Secretary with a gift of a drum from the Amazon that represents the voices of youth, women and who present a holistic vision of solutions to climate change, and that we need access to funding in order to implement that vision.

Pueblos Indígenas y Cambio Climático en Abya Yala, sábado 12 de noviembre de 2016


Pabellón de las Comunidades y de los Pueblos Indígenas

Conocimiento Tradicional para la Acción Climática





Pueblos Indígenas y Cambio Climático en Abya Yala

Marrakech, 12h - 14h sábado 12 de noviembre de 2016

Objetivo:  Los Pueblos Indígenas de América Latina, comparten sus experiencias, propuestas y visiones ante los impactos del cambio climático en sus territorios  y negociaciones nacionales e internacionales.  

Moderador: Onel Masardule, Pueblo Guna 

Indigenous Peoples discuss new platform at UNFCCC

At COP22 the Indigenous Peoples Caucus was invited by the UNFCCC secretariat to discuss a new platform for Indigenous Peoples as tangible a follow-up to the Paris Agreement and its paragraph 135. Representatives from 7 geo-political regions met to discuss the relevant article; provide comments on structure; and identify gaps as well as best practices. The Indigenous Peoples Caucus will submit its proposals to the UNFCCC secretariat on Friday, 11 November 2016. 

Members of the Indigenous Peoples Caucus at the brainstorming session with the UNFCCC Secretariat.   

Members of the Indigenous Peoples Caucus at the brainstorming session with the UNFCCC Secretariat.   

Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion at COP 22 Opens

The “Indigenous Peoples’ & Communities’ Pavilion: Traditional Knowledge for Climate Action” (Pavilion) at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) officially opened on 8 November 2016. The Pavilion will remain open to the public from 8-18 November 2016 and is located within the 'Civil Society Space’ or "Green Zone", which is adjacent to the COP 22 Blue Zone negotiation space. This Pavilion is accessible through accreditation. 

The purpose of the Pavilion is to facilitate the effective representation of Indigenous Peoples and local communities by providing a dedicated gathering space to meet to coordinate on messaging and advocacy strategies; to convene events like presentations, policy dialogues, panel discussions, publication launches, etc. to advance discourse on indigenous peoples’ and communities’ solutions to climate change; and to be a center for learning and knowledge exchange on indigenous peoples’ and community issues in the climate context. The Pavilion will be a highly-visible platform for communicating and amplifying messages of Indigenous Peoples and local communities during the COP 22 negotiations.

Visit the Pavilion website here. 

African Indigenous Peoples Caucus meets at the Pavilion (Photo: Johnson Cerda)    

African Indigenous Peoples Caucus meets at the Pavilion (Photo: Johnson Cerda) 


Media Advisory: Indigenous Peoples Caucus stands in Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Credits: Sacred Stone Camp Facebook Page

Credits: Sacred Stone Camp Facebook Page

"We call upon all member states, to condemn the destruction of our sacred places and to support our nation’s efforts to ensure that our sovereign rights are respected. We ask that you call upon all parties to stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline and to protect the environment, our nation’s future, our culture and our way of life."

- Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II

WHERE: Indigenous Peoples Pavilion : Green Zone, COP22, Marrakech, Morocco

WHEN: Nov 10th 1:45-2:15pm

WHAT: In the shadow of a Trump presidency the Indigenous Peoples Caucus at COP22 condemns the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline and stands in solidarity with our sisters and brothers of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and all “water protectors” in opposition to this project.

The Dakota Access pipeline is being built on the un-ceded treaty lands of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, without their free, prior and informed consent, as is described in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples article 32. The pipeline is also being constructed through sacred areas and ancestral burial grounds of the Standing Rock Sioux and other Indigenous Peoples of the area.

This massive construction project does not respect the Standing Rock Sioux's Treaty rights, sovereignty or their right to self-determination, and is an outright violation of their rights over their lands and resources as Indigenous Peoples, furthermore not respecting the human rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Speakers will present an overview of the situation at Standing Rock; share the full IP Caucus statement; and provide additional commentary; and take questions.

Moderator: Teanau Tuiono, Aotearoa

Roberto Mukaro Borrero, International Indian Treaty Council; 

Alberto Saldamando, Indigenous Environmental Network

Jannie Staffansson, Sami Council

El día de hoy dio inicio la Conferencia sobre Cambio Climático

El día de hoy dio inicio la Conferencia sobre Cambio Climático de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas, la COP 22, en la ciudad de Marrakech, Marruecos, y que tiene como uno de sus propósitos la implementación de los "Acuerdos de París", que establecen las bases normativas para hacer frente y resolver el grave desafío que supone para toda la humanidad la cuestión del cambio climático.

Como es costumbre en esta Conferencia, hoy por la mañana se reunió el Cónclave de los Pueblos Indígenas, a fin de compartir información sobre las actividades a desarrollarse y repartir las tareas que cada uno de los presentes debemos asumir, a fin de plantear y defender las preocupaciones y exigencias que tienen los pueblos indígenas con relación al cambio climático.

En este contexto es importante destacar que con relación a los pueblos indígenas, se desarrollaron dos importantes actividades paralelas:

Por un lado un Panel organizado por la UNESCO en la que se abordó el tema de los "Conocimientos de los Pueblos Indígenas", que es una cuestión que se establece en el numeral 5 del artículo 7 de los Acuerdos de París que afirma: "Las partes reconocen que la labor de adaptación debería llevarse a cabo mediante un enfoque que deje el control en manos de los países, responda a las cuestiones de género y sea participativo y del todo transparente, tomando en consideración a los grupos, comunidades y ecosistemas vulnerables, y que dicha labor debería basarse e inspirarse en la mejor información científica disponible y, cuando corresponda, en los conocimientos tradicionales, los conocimientos de los pueblos indígenas y los sistemas de conocimientos locales, con miras a integrar la adaptación en las políticas y medidas socioeconómicas y ambientales pertinentes, cuando sea el caso."

Por el otro, Representantes Indígenas de diversos países de África, hicieron una serie de presentaciones sobre sus experiencias de trabajo en el marco del Mecanismo de donaciones específico para los pueblos indígenas y las comunidades locales (MDE), en sus esfuerzos por reducir la deforestación y degradación de los bosques. Una serie de experiencias que habrá que analizar teniendo en cuenta sus resultados.

Para mañana se tiene previsto la inauguración del Pabellón de los Pueblos. Esperamos el día de mañana poder informar sobre este importante esfuerzo que se hace en esta COP 22 para dar visibilidad al valioso aporte y contribución de los pueblos indígenas en todo el mundo a fin de resolver los desafíos adversos del cambio climático.

COP 22 Info Brief

COP 22 Info Brief: Useful websites and links

As we look forward to hosting your participation in COP 22 ( Marrakesh 7-18, Nov 2016, we wish to link you to some useful resources and websites for respective information.

Official COP 22 website is Please interact and note the following very informative sections:

  • Useful information about Morocco: here
  • Traveling to the Kingdom of Morocco: here
  • Map of the COP Space: below

Further, the following websites offer an overview of the respective Schedule of Negotiations and Side events in both Zones:

  • Blue Zone side events:  here... *Accreditation needed
  • Green Zone side events ( Civil Society Space): here

The Indigenous Peoples' and Communities' Pavilion will be located inside the Civil Societies Space (Green Zone). We will provide additional information on getting there.