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IP Statement at COP19 Opening PDF Print
Monday, 11 November 2013 23:13


Thank you Chair and Distinguished Delegates, for this opportunity to speak and present our issues and concerns at this meeting on behalf of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change. My name is Galina Angarova, and I am a representative of the indigenous rights and research center Tebtebba Foundation.

As Indigenous Peoples we are on the forefront of the climate change crisis and immediate action is needed to address our concerns and issues especially in light of unprecedented melting of sea ice, rise of the sea levels, changing weather patterns, degradation of biodiversity and subsistence resources which are the core to survival of indigenous peoples.

We state the following:

IP Proposals for REDD+ Partnership PDF Print


Thank you co-chairs and distinguished parties delegates, for this opportunity to speak on behalf of indigenous peoples.

We would like to acknowledge last month’s decision of the REDD+ Partnership to allocate funding for the representation of indigenous peoples and local communities at partnership meetings until the end of 2014. This will facilitate the articulation of indigenous peoples’ issues and concerns from the ground. The regional caucuses of indigenous peoples shall undergo the self-selection process and inform about their representatives to the partnership.

Indigenous Peoples must be represented in REDD+ Partnership PDF Print


10 October 2013 -- Indigenous peoples should have a permanent representative in a partnership of 75 countries that aims to decrease the global carbon footprint through reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).

Asia- and Australia-based members of the REDD+ Safeguards Working Group (R-SWG), a North-South coalition of civil society and indigenous peoples' organizations, today issued the call for indigenous peoples (IP) to be granted full partner status in the REDD+ Partnership, a global platform for countries to scale up actions and finance for REDD+ initiatives, during its first-ever meeting in Indonesia, in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, 8-11 October.

“The REDD+ Partnership – and the international community -- are missing an opportunity to learn lessons from the ground on the participation of and respect for the rights of indigenous peoples,” said Stephen Leonard, president of the Climate Justice Programme. “A decision to financially support this participation would be particularly meaningful at this meeting in Central Kalimantan following the recent Constitutional Court decision guaranteeing customary rights to extensive forests across the archipelago."

Report of the IP Global Dialogue with FCPF PDF Print

The Indigenous Peoples’ Global Dialogue with the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) held in Doha, Qatar, on 10-11 December 2012, was one of a series of meetings held to address indigenous peoples’ concerns with the FCPF and global initiatives for the reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). It was the culmination of three regional dialogues with indigenous peoples from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia-Pacific, held in Arusha, Lima and Chiang Mai respectively in 2012.

The global dialogue brought together indigenous participants from Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean; FCPF and World Bank staff; representatives from the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and UN-REDD; representatives of governments participating in the FCPF, whether as implementors or donors; and representatives.

Download the Report in [ENGLISH] [SPANISH] [FRENCH].

Coping with "New Normal" in Climate Change PDF Print

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines, 5 February (Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service) – For years the indigenous Ivatan folk of Batanes islands in northern Philippines have learned to cope with strong typhoons, which have since become part of their lives every rainy season.

Long before climate change became the talk of the global village, the Ivatan, whose communities have long been regarded as the “home of typhoons,” had learned to live with and adapt to a hostile climate. They erected stone houses made of limestone, designed to keep them safe and warm amid pounding rains and howling winds.

Fortunately in recent years, Batanes has not been as battered by typhoons as badly as before. But unfortunately, the routes of typhoons lately have shifted to southern and central Philippines, a phenomenon which has caught many affected communities generally unprepared.

Typhoons Pablo (international name Bopha) and Quinta (Wukong) last December and Sendong (Washi) in December 2011 were the latest to devastate big parts of southern and central Philippines. And still reeling from the trauma of these strong typhoons, many parts of Northern Mindanao were recently flooded due to rains brought about by the tail-end of a cold front and amihan or northeast monsoon.

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