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IIPFCC Co-sponsoring Global Landscapes Forum: Day 1

  • Palais des Congrès 2, Place de la Porte Maillot Paris, IDF, 75017 France (map)


On the sidelines of the UNFCCC COP21, the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) will bring together, on 5 and 6 of December at the Palais des Congres in Paris, 2,500 stake holders from across sectors, including forestry, agriculture, water, energy, law and finance for discussing land-use issues. 

The Forum will see more than 30 sessions facilitating science–policy–practice dialogue along four themes: landscape restoration; rights and tenure; finance and trade; and achieving climate and development goals.

This event is organized by a cross-sectoral consortium of leading international organizations led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Over 100 organizations from across the globe will host Discussion Forums, Launchpads, LandscapesLabs and be part of a Thematic pavillion.

As world leaders convene in 2015 to agree on Sustainable Development Goals and a new climate deal, the Forum will leverage this historic opportunity to shape the world’s development agenda for decades to come.

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This 5 and 6 of December, IIPFCC will participate in GLF. IIPFCC is going to host forums, have its own GLF-Indigenous Peoples Pavilion (on Dec 6), and take part in the Closing Plenary as well as in other panels.

Below we explain with more detail the events being held by the IIPFCC.

Day 1

Indigenous Peoples’ rights and land tenure: Fostering partnerships to tackle climate change.

Dec 5, at 15:30 to 17:00pm

The IIPFCC and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) will host the forum “Indigenous People´s rights and land tenure: Fostering partnerships to tackle climate change”. This forum will emphasize on how the respect and recognition of IPs rights, customary land tenure and traditional knowledge have contributed to a more sustainable use and management of various ecosystems.

On the dialogue, speakers will address how development projects are putting pressure on natural landscapes and Indigenous and community territories, what’s the role of governments in supporting customary/indigenous relations through the regulation of community/corporate relations, and other key issues.

The speakers from IPPFCC for this forum are: Joan Carling, Secretary General of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact; Andrea Carmen, Executive Director of International Indian Treaty Council (ITTC); and Anders Oskal, Executive Director of International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR). From TNC IP speakers are: Ldjie Taq, Customary Head of Wehea Dayak Community (Indonesia), and Maximiliano Meneses, General Coordinator of the Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian (COIAB).

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Pecha Kucha Style Night: Stories of the landscape

Dec 5, at 19:30 to 21:00pm

IP delegates will share their knowledge on “Pecha Kucha Style Night: Stories from the landscape”.

Other IPPFCC speakers for discussions panels and sessions upon invitation:

  • Joan Carling, Secretary General of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, will be one of the speakers on the forum “Common tenure for a common future”, on December 5, at 17:15 to 18:45pm. In this session, the public will see presentations on: the contribution of the commons to landscape restoration, efforts to secure the commons for poor rural communities, and in the meaning of the commons for indigenous people.

This activity is hosted by CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRI, International Land Coalition (ILC), Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Foundation for Ecological Security, Oxfam International.

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  • Tui Shortland, Managing Director of Repo Consultancy, will participate on the forum “Making splash and climate goals: Integrated water management and landscape approaches” on December 5, at 17:15 to 18:45pm. On this Discussion Forum, speakers will debate how the landscape approach can contribute to the sustainable management of land and water resources.

This program is hosted by Stockholm international Water Institute (SIWI), Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE).

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