Mesoamerican indigenous peoples and local communities create the conditions for territorial climatic financing

Mesoamerican indigenous peoples and local communities create the conditions for territorial climatic financing

AMPB and PRISMA are organizing the regional workshop “Strenghtening Governance capacities and structures of territorial authorities to manage territorial climatic financing”

October 16th, 2015.
Managua, Nicaragua.

Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests (AMPB) stated that indigenous peoples have the right to have their own instances for climate funding and not through third bodies for titling indigenous territories as cost – effective strategy to address climate change during 2015 Bern Conference about indigenous and community rights, territories and resources in September.

To adress this statement, AMPB and Salvadoran Research Program of Developement and Enviroment (PRISMA) are organizing the regional workshop “Strenghtening Governance capacities and structures of territorial authorities to manage territorial climatic financing” in order to improve the understanding of territorial financing options and the knowledge of financing mechanisms in local communities and indigenous peoples decision-makers in Mesoamerica. This workshop is aimed to a critical assesment of different financing models about worthiness in terrotorial needs and objectives beyond 2015.

This coming October 21st and 22nd, territorial authorities, innovative finance experts and representatives of financing experiences will attend the workshop to analyze and discuss about territorial financing options.

AMPB Technical Secretary Marvin Sotelo assures that a territorial climatic financing workshop is an opportunity for mesoamerican indigenous peoples and local comunities organizations to argue about the implementation of the existing financing actions in a post-COP context as well as pros and cons and potential applicability to strenghthen their territorial governance activities.

This workshop is part of the indigenous peoples and local communities Mesoamerican proposal for the XXI Conference of the Parties of The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21-UNFCCC) to be held in Paris this next December. The Mesoamerican proposal constitutes the agenda of indigenous organizations from Amazon, Congo basin and Asian pacific and southeast regions, who have articulated their efforts in various international stages, around four main themes: Land Rights Recognition and Land Titling, Regional Climate Funding, Respect to Free, Prior and Informed Consent and No more persecution of indigenous leaders who defend the rights of their peoples.

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