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About: IPCCA activities at the Convention of Parties (COP21) in Paris10-12-2015

About: IPCCA activities at the Convention of Parties (COP21) in Paris

The Indigenous Peoples’ Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative (IPCCA) seeks to link traditional and western knowledge in order to influence local, national and international levels of decision-making on Climate Change adaptation. Und ...
IPCCA at COP21: Indigenous spiritual and cultural values to guide climate change adaptation 07-12-2015

IPCCA at COP21: Indigenous spiritual and cultural values to guide climate change adaptation

Indigenous spiritual and cultural values to guide climate change adaptation Paris, Dec 7, 2015 Respect for the spiritual values and traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples is a key component in the response to climate change, as was today ...
Two new reports on effective indigenous forrest management released by WRI10-11-2015

Two new reports on effective indigenous forrest management released by WRI

Indigenous Communities May Offer the Most Affordable, Effective Forest Protection November 6, 2015 by Hannah Furlong ...
3ra conferencia anual de InterCLIMA en Cusco, Perú 27 - 29 Octubre del 201509-11-2015

3ra conferencia anual de InterCLIMA en Cusco, Perú 27 - 29 Octubre del 2015

(Cusco, Perú) InterCLIMA es una iniciativa liderada por el Ministerio del Ambiente (MINAM) del Perú la que nació con la idea de constituirse en el espacio anual de encuentro, intercambio y reporte para la gestión del cambio climático, ...
3rd annual InterCLIMA conference held in Cusco, Perú 27th-29th October 201509-11-2015

3rd annual InterCLIMA conference held in Cusco, Perú 27th-29th October 2015

(Cusco, Peru) Each year the InterCLIMA initiative, led by the Ministry of Environment of Peru (MINAM), brings together technicians, specialists, businessmen, officials and decision makers in order to address the issue of Climate Change (CC) as ...
Shillong, India - Indigenous Terra Madre Event (3-7 November 2015)04-11-2015

Shillong, India - Indigenous Terra Madre Event (3-7 November 2015)

Indigenous peoples are on the frontlines of climate change and food insecurity A participant speaks during the opening session of the Indigenous Peoples’ Forum held in February at IFAD. Some of the main outcomes from the forum will be presente ...
Young people hold the key to mobilising climate action26-10-2015

Young people hold the key to mobilising climate action

Young People Hold the Key to Mobilizing Climate Terry Odendahl | October 26, 2015 9:46 am Twitter E-mail Print At age 13, I participated in civil rights marches and other activities. A few years later I was also active in anti-wa ...
Terrace Farming – an Ancient Indigenous Model for Food Security23-10-2015

Terrace Farming – an Ancient Indigenous Model for Food Security

Terrace farming as practiced from time immemorial by native peoples in the Andes mountains contributes to food security as a strategy of adaptation in an environment where the geography and other conditions make the production of nutritional foods a compl ...
Mountain communities could help rebuild diverse, climate-resilient crops 19-10-2015

Mountain communities could help rebuild diverse, climate-resilient crops

Indigenous groups and traditional farmers from 21 mountain communities in 10 countries gathered recently in Tajikistan to assess climate change impacts and develop responses to this crisis. The meeting was organised by Asociacion ANDES (Peru), the Inte ...
Watch: Video Message from Indigenous Women in Forest Management19-10-2015

Watch: Video Message from Indigenous Women in Forest Management

"Climate Change in a reality. In order to mitigate its adverse impact, there no doubt that we need to conserve our forests. In this video meet the women and men of the Kouy indigenous peoples of Cambodia to discover more about what the forest means t ...
Watch: Video on Indigenous Peoples and Food Security16-10-2015

Watch: Video on Indigenous Peoples and Food Security

The independent, sustainable lives in the mountains of Thailand’s indigenous peoples’ way of life is now under threat. Commercial farming, national boundaries and ‘modern life’ is compromising and taking away their last remaining link to the earth—the ver ...
UN Secretary stresses Importance of Indigenous Knowledge on Intl. Day for Disaster Reduction14-10-2015

UN Secretary stresses Importance of Indigenous Knowledge on Intl. Day for Disaster Reduction

13 October 2015 – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the “indispensable” power of traditional, indigenous and local knowledge in his message on this year’s observance of the International Day for Disaster Reduction. “Tradition ...
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION 13-10-2015

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION

Indigenous knowledge has been in use to protect, preserve and promote the ecosystem and thereby reduce disaster risk and related loss.  Click here to read full article on thedailystar  ...
Why Women Are Key to Solving the Climate Crisis07-10-2015

Why Women Are Key to Solving the Climate Crisis

There is no climate justice without gender justice.  On September 29, women from around the world mobilised to call for action on climate change as international leaders met in New York at the United Nations General Assembly. click here to r ...
Looking ahead COP21: State of negotiations on the Indigenous Peoples' agenda11-09-2015

Looking ahead COP21: State of negotiations on the Indigenous Peoples' agenda

Looking ahead COP21: State of negotiations on the Indigenous People’s agenda This year’s COP21 in Paris, France promises to be an opportunity to further emphasize the importance of indigenous participation in Climate Talks. Las ...
Tajikistan - Report on 2nd Workshop of the International Network of Mountain Indigenous People11-09-2015

Tajikistan - Report on 2nd Workshop of the International Network of Mountain Indigenous People

International Network of Mountain Indigenous People (INMIP): Second International Learning Exchange in Tajikistan Given their widespread reliance on natural resources and ecosystems, indigenous mountain communities are especially vul ...
Consultation document: Designing an effective biocultural heritage indication labelling system08-09-2015

Consultation document: Designing an effective biocultural heritage indication labelling system

Argumedo A., Dutfield G., Swiderska K. (2015): "Designing an effective biocultural heritage indication labelling system"  ...
Svalbard (Norway) -  Peruvian potato seeds stored in Global Seed Vault26-08-2015

Svalbard (Norway) - Peruvian potato seeds stored in Global Seed Vault

"Potato seed deposit at Svalbard Global Seed Vault" (Government.no)  "Ancient crops preserved for future generations in Arctic seed vault" (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations FAO) & ...
Adivasi, Dalit, Pastoralist and Peasant Communities Form Alliance for Food Sovereignty14-01-2014

Adivasi, Dalit, Pastoralist and Peasant Communities Form Alliance for Food Sovereignty

"The Adivasi (Indigenous Peoples), Dalit, Pastoralist and Peasant Communities meet each year to celebrate our movements for Food Sovereignty and build solidarity with one another. This declaration was passed at the 4th Year Annual Food Sovereig ...
Brazil Begins To Evict Settlers From Awá Land; Will It Be Enough?10-01-2014

Brazil Begins To Evict Settlers From Awá Land; Will It Be Enough?

In a big breakthrough for indigenous groups in Brazil, government troops have begun to evict illegal settlers from indigenous lands in the eastern Amazon. The Awá—which some consider “the most threatened tribe on earth”—have seen their population reduc ...
Climate Change Could Increase Poverty In Peru; Indigenous Peoples Respond18-12-2013

Climate Change Could Increase Poverty In Peru; Indigenous Peoples Respond

A recent report in The Guardian highlights how Peru's growing economy is especially vulnerable to climate change. According to reporter Dan Collyns: Peru, which has four of the five geographical areas most vulnerable to climate change – rangi ...
REDD+ Agreement In Warsaw Threatens Indigenous Livelihoods03-12-2013

REDD+ Agreement In Warsaw Threatens Indigenous Livelihoods

Climate negotiators have finished their work last month in Warsaw with minor agreements but no breakthroughs on an agreement that would avert catastrophic climate change. One of the areas of greatest consensus in Warsaw was the agreement reached ...
Warsaw Walkout Highlights The Absence Of Urgent Climate Action26-11-2013

Warsaw Walkout Highlights The Absence Of Urgent Climate Action

Talks at the Warsaw climate change conference, expected to conclude on Friday, were extended into Saturday as nations scrambled to negotiate agreements, although less than substantial advancements in the end materialized. On Thursday, 800 partici ...
Lijiang Workshop a success!10-06-2013

Lijiang Workshop a success!

The IPCCA is happy to announce a very successful and fruitful workshop was held in Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China this past week, and a number of key outcomes were produced. Look for more info to come soon on the Meetings page! ...
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