Indigenous Peoples Leadership and Natural Climate Solutions
5 December 2018 / 15:30 –18:30
PCCB Capacity-Building Hub / RYSY Meeting Room 24 - Area E
Natural climate solutions are critical to achieving the Paris Agreement goals. Protecting, sustainably managing, and restoring forests and natural ecosystems are an indispensable part of the solution to climate change, providing at least 30 percent of the mitigation needed to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
As the Facilitative Dialogue evolves to kick off the implementation of the Paris Agreement, governments have the opportunity to address transparency and inclusion of non-state actors in the revision and accomplishment of climate goals.
As stewards of many of crucial ecosystems, indigenous peoples and local communities are on the front lines of climate change and increasing evidence keeps demonstrating the importance of their contribution to climate action. In the Paris Agreement, we see recognition of this fact, but much work is needed better incorporate the knowledge, best practices and perspectives of indigenous peoples into climate decisions and actions at the national and international levels.
This event consists of a panel of indigenous leaders participating at the climate negotiations who also lead innovative approaches contributing to climate action. The panel includes experiences and results from a model for climate finance in which Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities lead the design, implementation, and governance of efforts to enhance the role of communities in forest management and climate action at local, national, and global scales.