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IPCCA-History History

Indigenous peoples living in the most bio diverse and fragile ecosystems of the planet are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to both their direct reliance on local, natural systems for their well-being and their disadvantaged socioeconomic standing caused by historical, and often ongoing, political and social processes of discrimination.

Although it is recognized that indigenous peoples are vulnerable to climate change, and are currently facing the most severe impacts, including relocation of entire communities, current mitigation and adaptation measures do not address the local realities of their bio cultural systems.

Likewise, indigenous knowledge and cultural practice is recognized as important for the conservation of biodiversity (Article 8j of the Convention on Biological Diversity) and more specifically as valuable in contributing to the understanding and evaluation of impacts and adaptation options of climate change (COP 9 Decision IX/13).

Yet, frameworks for assessing the impact of climate change on communities and building adaptation strategies do not recognize indigenous worldviews and practice. The IPCCA has emerged out of the participation of indigenous organisations and leaders in key international processes related to climate change and indigenous peoples such as the UNFCCC and the CBD. Their response to the need to develop alternative, indigenous approaches that consider local perspectives and bio cultural realities has led to the IPCCA.


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The recently formed Gender Working Group aims to create case studies and guidelines for LAs to evaluate their implementation process through a gender lens. ...

The REDD+ Working Group focuses on sharing information about the REDD process and REDD preparedness, as well as developing work on the non-carbon benefits of forests.  ...
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