About the event
Indigenous People and Local Communities (IPLCs) are essential to restoration efforts and play a crucial role in response to climate change and biodiversity loss. They display inherent climate resilience, a significant ingredient for adapting and mitigating climate change and realizing long-term, sustainable land restoration. They are highly connected to land and are stewards of about 15% of nature and the heightened impacts that they experience from climate change. The fact that they are blazing the trail in innovative climate adaptation work, using traditional knowledge and novel approaches, cannot be gainsaid. The session aims to highlight the need to take stock and look into the future in securing indigenous people's rights to land for Climate Change, Resilience, and Restoration Efforts in Africa and beyond. It will contribute to an improved recognition of the rights to land of indigenous communities as critical ingredients to mitigation of the adverse effects of climate change and restoration efforts. Further, looking into the increasing demand for carbon offsets in Africa and beyond, the session envisions unpacking the need to strengthen the IPLasiaC's tenure and its implication for the community's livelihoods.
Meet the panelists
Member of the United Nations Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) and Director of UNIPROBA
President, Mbororo Social and Cultural Development Association, Cameroon (MBOSCUDA
Director of Community Land Action Now! (CLAN)
Executive Officer, Hawaii Institute for Human Rights