The Norwegian Government and UNDP support indigenous agenda for COP21

The Norwegian Government and UNDP support indigenous agenda for COP21

Norway and UNDP aim to support indigenous people and local communities meaningful participation in COP 21 in preparatory meetings, national policy dialogues, regional consultation on key issues and capacity building to implement visibility actions of their territorial work.

May 5th, 2015.
Oslo, Norway.

Mesoamerican Alliance of People and Forests (AMPB for its acronym in Spanish) will attend in Oslo (Norway) a dialogue with representatives of Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ministry of Climate and Environment of Norway, indigenous people, local communities, governments, cooperation agencies and multilaterals institutions.

This meeting will allow to share plans and ideas for participation and preparation on 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) of The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on December in Paris.

The dialogue aims to support indigenous people and local communities meaningful participation in COP 21 in preparatory meetings, national policy dialogues, regional consultation on key issues and capacity building to implement visibility actions of their territorial work.

Minister Tine Sundhoft mentioned this morning Norway’s commitment to an enhanced engagement of indigenous peoples and local communities in the Paris UNFCCC COP 21 this December. “We would like to share initial plans for the Norway-supported ‘Indigenous People initiative for Paris’ and to hear from any IPs and organizations what you are planning and suggestions for how to have an unprecedented impact”, she said.

This event will take place on a high-level meeting organized and convened by Rights and Resources Initiative and Rainforest Foundation Norway.

AMPB together with indigenous organizations from south equatorial region have been working to make advocacy in climate negotiation main scenarios to visualize the indigenous people and local communities contribution to protect tropical forests and their Climate joint agenda based on the following key topics:

– Territories recognition and titling
– Climate territorial investments
– Free prior and informed consent for territorial investment
– Non-criminalization of indigenous and community leaders in the defense of climate and forests

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