Indigenous Peoples' Climate Change Portal

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Webcast of IPCCSD Launching Now Available! Print

Launched last 8 June 2010 during the Bonn Climate Talks, the Indigenous Peoples' Global Network on Climate Change and Sustainable Development (IPCCSD) counts as members, several indigenous organizations and networks with on-the-ground work on climate change, indigenous peoples' rights and traditional knowledge in Asia, Latin America, Africa, North America, the Arctic.

During the launch, speakers said that it was high time that a global network of indigenous organizations with actual work on climate change and climate sensitive-development in the local level is established and given prominence in the whole climate change processes.

IPCCSD aims to "Strengthen further the unity and effective actions of indigenous peoples doing climate change work at the global, regional, national and local levels as one of the ways of realizing their right to self-determination."

Speakers included:

  • Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Chair, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and Executive Director, Tebtebba
  • Joseph Ole Simel, Executive Director, Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development (MPIDO), Kenya
  • Joan Carling, Secretary General, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
  • Tarcila Rivera Zea, Executive Director, Centro de Culturas Indígenas el Perú (CHIRAPAQ), Peru

The webcast can be viewed here.