Last year’s COP26 saw unprecedented engagement of Indigenous peoples and local communities, bringing focus to the ancestral land rights struggle and highlighting the role of the guardians of the world’s forests. Yet as policymakers and politicians’ time in Sharm el-Sheikh for COP27 has come to an end, media reports have raised the concern that Indigenous Peoples voices have, once again, been overshadowed. Is this the case?
This upcoming Land Dialogue, the last of this year’s series, will put Indigenous Peoples and local communities back at the centre of conversations. We have invited five panellists who were present at COP27 to share their experience and insights. How has the latest COP contributed to the land rights movement?
This episode will explore the top-line conversations at COP27; for example the rush towards an energy transition as well as the increased risks this poses to Indigenous and local territories. The conversation will also consider the need for renewed & continued focus on funding to support community land rights, governance of territories, and ensuring that funding is fit for purpose.
In connection to this, the recently launched Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Forest Tenure Pledge Annual Report 2021-2022 will be presented and discussed. Join us on December 1st!