Indigenous Peoples and Local Community Knowledge

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.

List of Speakers

Analia Tuxa (Brazil):

  • Opening Ceremonty
  • DGM Brazil Video.

Johnson Cerda (Global):

  • Process and lessons learned from IPOs engagement in climate international policy?

Mina Setra (Indonesia):

  • History of the DGM and how it has strengthened a partnership with indigenous peoples and local communities in FIP countries?

Idrissa Zeba (Burkina Faso):

  • Leadership and progress of capacity building with community organizations during the implementation of DGM in Burkina Faso.

Marilen Puquio (Peru):

  • Lessons Learned from DGM Saweto Peru supporting the active role of indigenous women in the forest management.

Richard Rubio (Peru):

  • Lessons Learned from DGM Saweto Peru in land titling and sustainable forest management.

Andhika Vega Praputra (Indonesia):

  • Lessons learned from the capacity building process on mapping and land-use planning with DGM in Indonesia.

Analia Tuxa (Brazil):

  • Experience participating at COP24 and process of bringing back information to communities.

Hindou Ibrahim (Chad):

  • Participation of IIPFCC in the climate negotiations and how indigenous leadership is contributing to strengthen the connection between indigenous peoples and natural climate solutions.

Rita Mishaan (Guatemala):

  • Overview of Paris Committee on Capacity-building and experience of national delegations collaborating with Indigenous Peoples Organizations in climate negotiations.

Lola Cabnal (Guatemala):

  • Experiences in Guatemala sensitizing indigenous peoples on the relevant aspects of the Paris Agreement.

Kanyinke Senna (Kenya):

  • Elements of Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform supporting indigenous traditional knowledge systems.

Kristen Walker-Painemilla:

  • Closing Remarks and Final Reflection.
Supporting Materials