Monday, April 19, 2010

Indigenous people in the climate change negotiations

Education and information is still of vital importance for the battle against climate change to be conqured. This article provides the analysis of the outcome of the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15).It brings out the possible priorities for 2010 from the perspective of indigenous peoples in the decisions on the following: adaptation, technology development & transfer,methodologies for reducing emissions from deforestation & forest degradation in developing countries (REDD), capacity building, monotoring, reporting & verification and sectoral approaches & sector specific actions in agriculture.
It proposes five priorities to ensure that indigenous peoples and their issues are promoted and they secure adequate representation and protection in the developing climate change regime, and provides a list of references to relevant issues in the outcomes of COP 15 in the annex.

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