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Copenhagen side event

 

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We would like to invite indigenous representatives, NGOs, advocates and Parties to the UNFCCC present at COP15 in Denmark to the side event "Indigenous-Sensitive Climate Change Solutions and Implications of the Present State of Negotiations."

This is going to be held on Wednesday, 9 December from 1:00pm - 2:30pm at NIELS BOHR Room of the Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The side event will discuss indigenous perspectives on what are indigenous sensitive climate change solutions that respect and recognize indigenous peoples' rights and self-determined development and the implications of the current state negotiations in achieving these. Speakers will be indigenous representatives from different regions who will share and expound on traditional knowledge, local adaptation and mitigation measures of indigenous peoples and indigenous women, human rights, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Ecosystems Approach. An analysis of the climate change negotiations will be shared that will look into the current state of negotiations and its implications and ways forward for indigenous peoples.

Speakers include:

Present State of Climate Negotiations - Implications and Challenges for Indigenous Peoples
Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
Executive Director, Tebtebba and Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Human Rights Based Approach to Climate Change
Mr. John Henriksen
Member, Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP)

Arctic Indigenous-Sensitive Climate Change Solution/Update on the U.S. Position and Implication on Indigenous Peoples
Ms. Patricia Cochran
Executive Director, Alaska Native Science Commission
Chair, Indigenous Peoples Global Summit on Climate Change
USA

Pacific Indigenous Peoples' Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies on Climate Change
Mr. Sarimin Boengkih
Director, Kanak Agency for Development
New Caledonia

Indigenous Women and Climate Change - Towards a Gender and Indigenous Sensitive Climate Change Solution
Ms. Tarcila Rivera Zea
Executive Director, Chirapaq
Peru

Africa Indigenous Peoples' Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies on Climate Change
Mr. Joseph Ole Simel
Executive Director, Manyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization
Kenya

Ecosystems Approach as Framework for an Indigenous-Sensitive Climate Change Solution
Ms. Joji Carino
Team Leader, Indigenous Peoples’ Capacity Building and Advocacy Project for the Implementation of the CBD and Policy Advisor, Tebtebba
Philippines