Monday, 22 September 2008

IPs neglected in finding soultions to global warming

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Foundation


Any interested person can contact the concerned institution based on the information provided

Category: Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Date: 18 September 2008

As international institutions and global leaders try to find solutions to global warming, they have neglected to bring Indigenous people to the table. Your support is needed to tell the World Bank to consult Indigenous people on climate change now!

The World Bank is hosting a "Global Forests Leaders" forum this week in Washington, D.C. to discuss global warming and threats to the world's forests. This meeting exemplifies the systematic exclusion of representative Indigenous leaders by international institutions. While hundreds of people - including representatives of corporations like Walmart, Weyerhaeuser and Citi - were invited, only ONE representative of a democratically elected Indigenous organization from the Amazon was asked to come. This is not acceptable, considering that the Amazon is the world's largest tropical rainforest and home to more than 300 Indigenous nations.

Meanwhile, the World Bank is moving towards the implementation of new plans for the future of the world's forests without the knowledge or consent of the Indigenous peoples who own and protect these forests. Support Indigenous peoples by sending a letter to the World Bank now!

The Amazon plays a vital role in stabilizing global weather patterns and mitigating climate change. It also supports the greatest biological diversity on the planet. Indigenous people have been stewards of the world's forests for millennia, yet their concerns about global climate change are virtually ignored at international meetings and by international institutions like the World Bank.

Send this letter to the World Bank to demand proper participation and consultation of Indigenous people and their organizations on climate policy that will affect the future of the world's forests.

In solidarity with our Indigenous brothers and sisters,

Leila Salazar-Lopez
Rainforest Agribusiness Campaign Director

1 comment:

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