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The growing engagement of indigenous peoples

Publié le 23/12/2021 - Catégorie: Environnement ...

Living in harmony with nature, indigenous peoples help save 80% of the world's biodiversity and hold many of the solutions to the climate crisis, despite constituting less than 5% of the world's population.

Indigenous peoples must be part of the solution to climate change. Indeed, they have the traditional knowledge of their ancestors. The important value of this knowledge cannot, and should not, be underestimated, said Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of UN Climate.

Respecting the rights of indigenous peoples and strengthening their participation in climate policy are essential to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement of limiting the increase in global temperature to 1.5 ° C above pre-industrial levels. and fostering climate resilience.


Meaningful engagement of indigenous peoples to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement means making decisions together - we must be equal partners in the development of national and international climate policy, said Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, co-chair of the working group. LCIPP Facilitation.