The SBSTA Closing Statement on the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples' Platform (LCIP) at COP23

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Climate Change is here...maybe we can dispute why but it is a fact. The REDD + initiative aimed at halting the destruction of forests has the potential to ruin or enhance the lives of millions of indigenous peoples around the world living in forests...what happens depends on whether indigenous peoples know what is going on.
CREDIT: Alex Boyesen (North THailand in CHiang Mai)

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About the IIPFCC

The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) was established in 2008, as the caucus for indigenous peoples participating in the UNFCCC processes. The IIPFCC represents the caucus members who attend the official UNFCCC COPs and intersessions of the SBSTA/SBI bodies in between COPs. Its mandate is to come into agreement specifically on what IPs will be negotiating for in specific UNFCCC processes.

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Key Issues

Climate change impacts

Indigenous peoples (IP) are among the first to face the direct consequences of climate change. Given their widespread reliance on natural resources and ecosystems, indigenous peoples and local communities are especially vulnerable to, and disproportionately impacted by, its effects. Changes in temperature or rainfall can have an outsized effect on these communities, resulting in loss of land or resources, or in the worst of cases, even violent conflict.


Statements and interventions by the Indigenous Peoples Caucus at COP22

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