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Mountain Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change and Biocultural Heritage

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

Mountain ecosystems are extremely vulnerable to climate change. Indigenous and other mountain peoples are already experiencing several extreme impact events attributed to warming. This event will examine the impacts of climate change on indigenous mountain communities and identify strategies for effective adaptation that build on indigenous biocultural heritage.

At this side event, speakers will present:
• The Potato Park example of biocultural adaptation in the Andes (Peru)
• The International Network of Mountain Indigenous People (INMIP)
• The results of INMIP’s recent International Learning Exchange in Tajikistan
• The Tuggoz Declaration and key messages for climate policy makers
• Climate change impacts and biocultural responses in Yunnan, Southwest China
• The UNDP GEF SGP Indigenous Mountain Community-Based Adaptation Partnership

Speakers include
Delfin Ganapin, GEF Small Grants Programme;
Alejandro Argumedo, Asociacion ANDES (Peru);
Krystyna Swiderska, IIED;
Lino Mamani, the Potato Park (Peru)
and Yiching Song Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy (China)

Krystyna Swiderska (IIED);
Delfin Ganapin (UNDP GEF SGP);
or Alejandro Argumedo (ANDES)