Indigenous panelists share their analysis on the current state of the climate change negotiations currently underway in Doha, Qatar (UNFCCC COP18). They analyze the current texts of the SBI (Subsidiary Body on Implementation) and SBSTA (Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technological Advice) and expressed dismay over the slow-paced negotiations in the Long Term Cooperative Action and Kyoto Protocol working groups. They also shared the need to ensure that the gains that indigenous peoples have achieved so far are carried over to the next climate agreement currently being negotiated under the Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform (ADP).
The panel speakers included Victoria Tauli-Corpuz of Tebtebba, Dennis Mairena of the Centro para la Autonomia y Desarollo de los Pueblos Indigenas (CADPI) of Nicaragua, and Stanley Kimaren of the Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners (ILEPA) of Kenya.
The press conference, held 4 December 2012 at Qatar National Convention Center, was organized by Tebtebba and the Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership on Climate Change and Forests.