Actions and proposals of indigenous peoples from tropical forests to mitigate climate change

  • Aeroport de Paris-Le Bourget 180 Esplanade de l’Air et de l’Espace, 93350. Paris France

Organizers: Réseau des Populations Autochtones et Locales pour la Gestion Durable des Ecosystèmes Forestiers d’Afrique Centrale (REPALEAC); Coordinadora de las Organizaciones Indígenas de la Cuenca Amazónica (COICA), Alianza Mesoamericana de Pueblos y Bosques (AMPB) 

In this panel, an indigenous leader from three of the tropical regions (Amazon Basin, Mesoamerica and Congo Basin) will present a new analysis of the aboveground forest carbon stocks contained in their forests, its importance to climate change, and discuss their proposals relating to climate stabilization through the realization of indigenous people’s rights. 


REPALEAC, AMPB, and COICA will present scientifically rigorous and advocacy materials produced together with partner organizations in order to highlight their message. Another objective is to emphasize the importance of increased funding for protection of indigenous territories and present new proposals such as the Fondo Indigena Amazonico and the Fondo Territorial Mesoamericano.

This panel will contribute to consolidate the alliance of indigenous peoples’ regional organizations from the main tropical forest regions in the world: Mesoamerica, Amazon and Congo Basin, and Indonesia. This is deeply connected to indigenous peoples’ mission and objective of enhancing indigenous peoples’ alliances and strategies. This alliance of the three regions has increased since COP20 and it will have an essential role in launching common messages, promoting agendas and policy dialogues of indigenous peoples from tropical forests during COP21. In addition, the panel will be a great opportunity to indigenous peoples of those regions present their key proposals and demands coming from regional dialogues and consultations.  

Panelists:

  • Joseph Itongwa, Réseau des Populations Autochtones et Locales pour la Gestion Durable des Ecosystèmes Forestiers d’Afrique Centrale (REPALEAC)
  • Candido Mezua,  Alianza Mesoamericana de Pueblos y Bosques (AMPB)
  • Edwin Vasquez, Coordinadora de las Organizaciones Indígenas de la Cuenca Amazónica (COICA)
  • Wayne Walker, Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC)
  • Mina Setra from Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN)

Moderator: Roberto Espinoza from Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la Selva Peruana (AIDESEP)

Location: Indigenous Peoples Pavilion (Auditorium)

Contact: Juliana de Lima Splendore, julianasplendore@gmail.com

Language: French/English/Spanish