Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Recommendations for Appropriate Recognition and Support of ICCAs and Other Community Conservation Initiatives
Global Forest Coalition, ICCA Consortium and CENESTA would like to invite all who will be in The 20th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for an inspiring side event:
Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Recommendations for Appropriate Recognition and Support of ICCAs and other Community Conservation Initiatives
Several recent CBD Decisions (e.g. XI/14, XI/24, XI/25, XII/3, XII/5, XII/12 and XII/19) recognise territories and areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities (ICCAs) for their multiple values and significant contributions to biodiversity conservation and restoration, as well as the role of collective action in achieving the CBD and Aichi Targets.
Even with ever-increasing recognition of ICCAs in the CBD, there is a need for greater understanding of appropriate forms of recognition and support. This side event provides a platform for indigenous peoples and local communities to share their own recommendations to state governments, donors, NGOs and others on how to appropriately support their ICCAs and conservation initiatives. It will include an overview of the Community Conservation Resilience Initiative and will feature community experiences and recommendations from several countries.
The community presentations will also consider issues relating to climate change (Agenda Item 8), sustainable wildlife management (Agenda Item 9), protected and conserved areas and ecosystem restoration (Agenda Item 10), and mainstreaming of biodiversity across agriculture, forests and fisheries (Agenda Item 13). Invited speakers include members of the ICCA Consortium and Global Forest Coalition (including representatives of Indigenous Peoples’ Organisations), and GEF-SGP.
Mrinalini Rai (Global Forest Coalition, Thailand), Carolina Lagos (VientoSur, Chile), Dr. Andrey Laletin (Friends of the Siberian Forests, Russia), Tanya McGregor (CBD Secretariat, Canada), Heather Bingham (UNEP-WCMC, UK)
Thursday 28 April from 1:15-2:45 pm in Room 7A (3rd floor)
Contact: Holly Jonas
Details of the event can be seen at CBD web here.