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Media Advisory: IPs Press for Formal Participation in Climate Talks Print

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The press conference, held 7 October during the China Climate Talks, shared the results of the INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES TECHNICAL WORKSHOP WITH STATES ON THE UNFCCC NEGOTIATION held in Xcaret, Mexico last 27 – 29 September 2010.

In this technical workshop, indigenous participants expressed their firm conviction that without indigenous peoples’ formal participation and a mechanism for input, perspectives, contributions and proposals by indigenous peoples will not have a meaningful or significant impact on the negotiations.



Panel speakers included the following:

  • H.E. Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba
    Special Ambassador for Climate Change

  • Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
    Executive Director, Tebtebba
    Member, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

  • Mr. Adelfo Regino Montes
    Asociación del Pueblo Mixe, Mexico

  • Ms. Joan Carling
    Secretary General, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)


The Press Conference was organized by Tebtebba and the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change.