30.09.2021

Role of indigenous peoples and their communities and nature-based solutions

The event seeks to generate a space for dialogue and analysis to highlight the importance of the role of indigenous peoples and their territories in the achievement of government´s climate commitments in a context of green, fair and resilient recovery, post COVID 19.

For this, solutions based on communities and nature will be socialized, emphasizing the importance of the territory´s defense strategies and taking into account a context of extractive industries, infrastructures and “exclusive conservation”.

In this sense, the session will show the route that indigenous peoples are taking, as well as their actions in order to give recommendations to guide and articulate with the States for a green, fair and resilient recovery, conserving the territories through practices and traditional and ancient knowledge. These recommendations will be key inputs both for the region and for each of the Amazon countries’ institutions.

In addition, key issues for indigenous peoples that contribute to inclusive conservation will be addressed, such as climate financing, the implementation of the Leticia Pact in indigenous territories, increasing climate ambition through NDCs and Territorial Governance. There will be a space to present indigenous peoples’ own initiatives such as Tambores de la Selva, a community training program in Communication and leadership for young Amazonians, whose purpose is to strengthen professional capacities for the benefit of their community.

Speakers:

  • José Gregorio Díaz Mirabal -General Coordinator – COICA
  • Tabea Cacique – Education, Science and Technology Coordinator -COICA, and part of Aidesep Board (Perú).
  • Other indigenous and institutional representatives to be confirmed