Nothing About Us Without Us
Featuring indigenous and local communities, who are territorial authorities and elected representatives for their peoples, this panel will convey the latest updates from the world’s guardians of the forests. A
Featuring indigenous and local communities, who are territorial authorities and elected representatives for their peoples, this panel will convey the latest updates from the world’s guardians of the forests. A global snapshot of community resilience in a time when the struggle has never been so acute and whilst systemic and institutional racism is being revealed as a major obstacle to protecting our planet.
You cannot protect forests from afar. You need to live in them to save them, to look out for the frequent intruders and to protect against the threat of extractive industries, land grabbers and mega projects. Granting communal territorial land title and supporting full sovereignty over local lands is the only way to ensure indigenous and local peoples can be part of the global struggle to mitigate against climate change.
We will convene civil society and activist movements to partner with indigenous peoples and local communities on specific proposals in decisions about avoiding deforestation and other issues related to climate change and the protection of biodiversity.
Join our struggle to transform society from the community to the boardroom!
All events will take place on Zoom and we will email through the relevant links beforehand when you register. You can get help installing zoom here.
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Dinamam Tuxá, Coordinator of the Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), Jhomar Wicler, João Victor Pankararu (Coordenador Geral do Movimento Jovem Pankararu-MOJIP), Militza Flaco (President of the Emberá and Wounaan Youth Organization of Panama (OJEWP))
Organised in collaboration with:
Global Alliance of Territorial Communities – Guardians of the Forest
Part of From the Ground Up: Global Gathering for Climate Justice – a space for our movements to come together, strategise, and build power for systemic change.
(Thursday) 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm