COP22

Agenda for the COP22 meeting in Marrakesh: Saturday, November 12, 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 - 11.45 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Climate Change: Threats and Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and Communities in Developing Countries 
Organizers: Drive for Economic and Environmental Development

12.00 - 14.00 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Pueblos Indigenas y Cambio Climatico en Abya Yala 
Organizers: Foro Indigena de Abya Yala/Consejo Indigena de Centro America

14.15 - 17.45 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
The Knowledge and Know-how of the Amazigh People and Other Indigenous People throughout the World 
Organizers: Congrès Mondial Amazigh/Association des Populations des Montagnes du Monde

18.00 - 19.30 Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion 
Spotlight on Environmental Defenders 
Organizers: Amnesty International/Republic of the Marshall Islands

Agenda note prepared by Docip secretariat@docip.org
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Post Election Gathering of Americans and Friends

This will be an opportunity among those here at COP 22, to reflect on the U.S. elections of this past week and to allow us all to dialogue and measure how best to go forward together.  The purpose is to dialogue only. 

When: 11:00 Saturday , November 12

Where:   Room 21

From Thomas Fiutak, Mediators Beyond Borders, Int'l, fiuta001@umm.edu

 

 

Indigenous Peoples caucus stands with Standing Rock. Marrakech, Morocco

Some of the indigenous participants at the IIPFCC solidarity event for Standing Rock. Photo: Kailea Sonrisa  

Some of the indigenous participants at the IIPFCC solidarity event for Standing Rock. Photo: Kailea Sonrisa  

"In the shadow of a Trump presidency We the Indigenous Peoples Caucus condemn the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline" - Teanau Tuiono

At a special solidarity event and press conference at the Indigenous Peoples Pavilion at the UNFCCC's 22nd Conference of the Parties being held in Marrakech, Morocco in an official statement released on the 10th, the IIPFCC affirmed that Indigenous Peoples from 7 geopolitical regions around the world "stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and all “water protectors” in opposition to this project."

The event was moderated by Teanau Tuiono from Aotearoa (New Zealand) and speakers included Roberto Mukaro Borrero (Taino) from the International Indian Treaty Council; Alberto Saldamando of the Indigenous Environmental Network; Jannie Staffansson of the Sami Council; and Tui Shortland of the Pacific Indigenous & Local Knowledge Centre of Distinction. 
Additional statements of solidarity were shared by IIPFCC Co-Chair Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, as well as by many representatives of Indigenous Peoples from around the world. Speakers provided an overview of the situation at Standing Rock, shared the full IP Caucus statement, and provided additional commentary linking the situation at Standing Rock to other struggles facing Indigenous Peoples around the world. 

 

Jannie Staffansson, representative of the Saami Council’s Arctic and Environment unit, echoed Santi’s concerns about indigenous tribal sovereignty: “We all hear the call and we all share the same struggles,” she said. “We are doing everything we can in all the events and forums that we are taking part of, to support you.”

Staffansson, a citizen of Norway, denounced the fact that the state-owned Norwegian Oil Fund is invested heavily in the Dakota Access Pipeline Project. “Norway should be cautious about violating indigenous peoples’ rights,” Staffansson said. “The whole world knows what is happening in Standing Rock. Norway is trying to make profit out of those violations. We need to divest from this bad fossil fuel industry.”

IIPFCC Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, November 10, 2016, Marrakech, Morocco

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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.   

UNESCO Policy on engaging with Indigenous Peoples

Docip has the pleasure to forward you the following message from the UNESCO focal point unit for indigenous issues:

Dear partners, colleagues and friends,

Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, decided in May 2010 to develop a UNESCO Policy on engaging with Indigenous Peoples.

To follow up on this decision, an intersectoral Task Team carried out face-to-face meetings, workshops and interviews with indigenous peoples who have partnered with the Organization in different areas of its mandate. These inputs, reflections and observations have contributed towards the current draft UNESCO policy for engaging with indigenous peoples. The draft policy document contains key principles for engaging with indigenous peoples, and guidelines for how these principles would be applied in UNESCO’s programme areas.

You are invited to review the draft policy and to inform us of your views. The review period runs until 30 November 2016. Following this review, your inputs, comments and criticisms will be taken into account by the Task Team when revising the document, with the aim to submit a final draft for consideration by UNESCO's Executive Board at its 201st session.

Please contact t.narayan@unesco.org if you’re interested in receiving the draft policy for review.

For more information, please consult our website. If you have any questions on the process, please send them to t.narayan@unesco.org

With sincere thanks in advance for your review and responses, 
Ms. Trupthi Narayan

On behalf of the UNESCO focal point unit for indigenous issues.

t.narayan@unesco.org 
+33 1 45 68 01 85

 

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) 

 

Summary of all events at #Day3 #COP22 #IPs Pavilion:

11.15 - 11.45am

Forests of Peace in the Vaupés Department as a Conservation and Environmental Sustainability Strategy of the Amazon Region through the Strengthening and Wellness of the Indigenous Communities in the Postconflict - AATICAM (Vaupés-Colombia)

12 - 3pm
Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: the Russian Case
Center for Support of Indigenous Peoples of the North (CSIPN) in a partnership with Russian-German Office of Environmental Information - German-Russian Exchange, IWGIA

3.15 - 5.15pm
Experiences of Non-Timber Resources in Protected Areas by the Indigenous People and Forest Communities
Alianza Mesoamericana de Pueblos y Bosques (AMPB) - MASTA
ACOFOP Guatemala - ACRE Brazil
Panel: Model of Good Gerritorial Governance for the Correct Performance of the Global Tropical Forests and the Study ‘Increasing the Profits of REDD+ for the Indigenous People and Traditional Communities’ 
AMPB,RED MOCAF, RIBCA, ACOFOP, ANFG, FEPROAH

5.30 - 6.30pm
Introduction of the Global Campaign for the Territorial Rights of the Indigenous People
Congreso General Guna / Red Indígena Bribi y Cabecar

6.45 - 7.15pm
Contribution of Indigenous Community’s Traditional Knowledge to the Valorization and Domestication of Native Species of Prior Importance in Sustainable Natural Ecosystem Conservation in View of Climate Action
Action Ceinture Verte pour l'Environnement, ACVE

Rodion Sulyandziga  speaking at the Indigenous Peoples Pavilion at COP22 during the   "Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: Russia case" event. 

Rodion Sulyandziga speaking at the Indigenous Peoples Pavilion at COP22 during the "Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: Russia case" event. 

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

First Indigenous Peoples Press Conference at COP22

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The Indigenous Peoples Caucus presented their views before the press on Tuesday 8 November 2016. Each region actively participated in presenting the perspectives of the Global Indigenous Peoples Caucus, as well as their own climate-related realities. In photo from left Rodion Sulyandziga (Russia); Jannie Staffansson (Norway); Alberto Saldamando (U.S.A); Estebancio Castro (Panama); Joan Carling (Philippines); India Logan Riley (Aotearoa/New Zealand); and Kimaren Stanley (Africa).

“As COP 22 is the COP for Action for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, Indigenous Peoples are calling on states and others to build partnerships with indigenous peoples based on the respect, recognition and protection of our rights, particularly to land and resource tenure in order to enhance the contributions of indigenous peoples to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Further, Indigenous peoples call on the states parties to support the Geneva Pledge on Human Rights and climate change to establish a working group or a programme of action on the implementation of the Paris Agreement. This shall include the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples through the appointment of representatives of indigenous peoples”

— Joan Carling of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Indigenous Peoples Press Conference, Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Indigenous Peoples Caucus Meets on Day 2

More Indigenous Peoples arrived today to the Blue Zone negotiations area, introducing themselves and integrating into the work to raise the visibility of Indigenous Peoples in this action-oriented COP. Specific proposals to be presented within the various meetings are being developed and the regional groupings are now moving forward with strategic planning.  

Indigenous Peoples Caucus Statement at COP22 APA Session

Jannie Staffansson reads the Indigenous Peoples Caucus statement at the APA session of COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco, November 7, 2016    

Jannie Staffansson reads the Indigenous Peoples Caucus statement at the APA session of COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco, November 7, 2016   

On Monday, Jannie Staffansson (Sami) delivered the  Indigenous Peoples Caucus Statement at the #UNFCCC Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) opening Plenary. The statement raised recommendations for the future implementation of the Paris Agreement, as well as called upon the countries who signed onto the Geneva Pledge on Human Rights and Climate Change to establish a Working Group or a program on Human Rights and Climate Change within the UNFCCC process. The statement made at the APA session was one of four presented by the Indigenous Peoples Caucus on Monday at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco.  #IIPFCC  #Saamicouncil #IndigenousCOP22

Statement of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) to the Ad Hoc Working Group for the Paris Agreement (APA), November 7, 2016, Marrakech, Morocco

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Indigenous Peoples Caucus begins daily meetings at COP22

The first of two weeks of daily meetings for the Indigenous Peoples Caucus was held on Monday, 7 November 2016 from 9-10am at the COP22 conference site in Marrakech, Morocco. During the meeting, strategies were set for the engagement of Indigenous Peoples from seven geo-political regions at COP22 throughout the day and for the week. On Monday, the #IIPFCC delivered four statements, two were read in plenary sessions and two were submitted to the UNFCCC Secretariat. All the statements from the Indigenous Peoples Caucus are now located at the UNFCC website and will be made available here shortly. It is noteworthy that following very positive verbal exchanges during a meeting between Indigenous Peoples and several State Parties on Sunday, not one state mentioned #indigenous Peoples rights during any of their opening statements on Monday.    

Rodion Sulyandziga; Grace Balawag; and Lhakpa Nuri Goparma Sherpa lead the spirited exchanged at the morning Indigenous Peoples Caucus meeting on Monday at COP22. Photo Credit: India Logan-Riley 

Rodion Sulyandziga; Grace Balawag; and Lhakpa Nuri Goparma Sherpa lead the spirited exchanged at the morning Indigenous Peoples Caucus meeting on Monday at COP22. Photo Credit: India Logan-Riley 

Inició el Cónclave de los Pueblos Indígenas del COP22

Por Adelfo Regino 

El día de hoy en la ciudad de Marrakech, Marruecos, que en lengua Amazigh significa "Tierra de Dios", ha dado inició el Cónclave de los Pueblos Indígenas en el marco de la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático COP 22, que se llevará a cabo en esta emblemática ciudad del 07 al 18 de noviembre del año en curso.

Al inicio de este Cónclave se ha rendido un sentido homenaje al Dr. Rodolfo Stavenhagen por toda su labor a favor de los pueblos indígenas en todo el mundo, en particular por su valioso trabajo como primer Relator de los Pueblos Indígenas de la ONU. El Cónclave Indígena ha guardado un minuto de silencio y ha enviado sus condolencias a su familia, por su lamentable fallecimiento.

El Cónclave tiene una Agenda de Trabajo que se desahogara durante todo el día, con el propósito de tomar las decisiones más importantes con relación a la participación de los pueblos indígenas en la COP 22, en el que se tomarán decisiones trascendentales para la Implementación de los "Acuerdos de París" en el que será de vital importancia la voz y decisión de los pueblos indígenas.

Con dolor en nuestros corazones y pensamientos por la partida de Rodolfo, hoy damos inicio a una nueva jornada de lucha en la implementación de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas en el contexto de las negociaciones sobre el cambio climático.

COP22 Conference Venue Information

The COP22 venue is at Bab Ighli is located approximately 10 minutes away from the Marrakech city centre and 10 minutes from Marrakech Airport. It consists of the main conference area, also known as the “Blue Zone”, and space for civil society and other participants also known as the “Green Zone”.

Registration

Registration is open from 5 November until Friday, 18 November 2016, from 8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.  The acknowledgement letter of the participant’s confirmation, obtained through confirmation in the online registration system, and a valid passport or a nationally approved photo identification card should be presented to the registration staff in order to ensure the issuance of your badge.)

Daily Caucus:

IPs Caucus daily meeting will take place from 9.00 AM-10.00 AM at room Arabian at Blue zone

Banking

Opening days and hours of the office of Bank Al-Maghrib at the Bab Ighli conference site: From Monday, 7 November, to Friday, 18 November 2016, from 9.00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please note that the Bank office will be closed on Saturday, 12 November, and Sunday, 13 November 2016. The Bank office is located in the Services area

 

COP 22 BUS shuttle map

DOCIP Technical secretariat at COP22

We have the pleasure to announce Docip’s presence at the COP22 meeting in Marrakesh, November 7 - 18, 2016.

You can find our technical secretariat in the Indigenous Peoples' and Communities' Pavilion, in the Green Zone. It will be open from 10:00am to 7:00pm.

Thanks to Docip's vast network of multilingual volunteers we offer the following free services to all Indigenous delegates attending the meeting:

▪ Translation to and from English, French, Spanish and Russian
▪ Interpretation on demand to and from English, French, Spanish and Russian for informal meetings and bilateral sessions, as well as regional caucus meetings
▪ Guidance for new participants
▪ Photocopies and other administrative tasks

 

In order to support the Indigenous delegates’ work, Docip offers them an office space equipped with:

▪ An office to use as workspace
▪ Computers and printers
▪ Internet connection
▪ Office supplies

 

For all questions please contact Karen Pfefferlikaren@docip.org - phone/whatsapp:+41 78 885 52 89 or Miguel Bettisectec-intern@docip.org 

Indigenous Peoples Dialogue with UNFCCC States Parties

The Indigenous Peoples' dialogue with Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place on 5 Nov at Hotel Meridien in Marrakech from 2-5 pm. 

Indigenous Peoples Dialogue with UNFCCC States Parties

Indigenous Peoples Dialogue with UNFCCC States Parties

COP22 President Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar and Morocco Minister of Environment, Ms. Hakima El Haite addressed the representatives of Indigenous Peoples from seven geo-political regions attending the dialogue. On behalf of International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC), Ms. Jannie Staffansson put forward the key demands of indigenous peoples for COP22.

COP22 President Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar 

Minister of Environment, Ms. Hakima El Haite

Minister of Environment, Ms. Hakima El Haite

The dialogue between Indigenous Peoples and States was interactive, constructive and set a good path for future dialogues with parties to the UNFCCC. Government representatives from France, Norway, Australia, Indonesia and New Zealand were present in the dialogue. 

Ms. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, the co-chair of Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus moderated the session. The IIPFCC will soon be distributing the Indigenous Peoples' political statement in abridged and longer versions in the coming days.

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 http://www.cop22.ma/ 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.