United Nations University (UNU), in collaboration with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA) propose a workshop on climate change mitigation with local communities and Indigenous peoples. Noting that Indigenous peoples and marginalized populations will be prominent in several of the chapters of the AR5, IPPC Working Group II and UNU in July 2010 agreed to co-organize a workshop to redress the shortfall of available information on Indigenous and marginalized peoples and their climate change adaptation.
Aims of the workshop
Participants will identify, compile and analyze relevant issues related to climate change mitigation by local communities and Indigenous peoples. Indigenous peoples legally own more than 11% of the world's forests, many of which are hotspots of biodiversity. These forests and other landscapes under local systems of tenure are at the centre of national and international mitigation proposals. It is, however, often unclear how they could be incorporated and how legal and governance frameworks could facilitate fair burden sharing and support sustainable development. Also, traditional technologies and practices are increasingly being recognized as cost-effective terrestrial mitigation solutions that have the potential to enhance existing carbon sinks and to reduce net CO2 emissions.
Panel C: REDD+ Mitigation
• Johannes BAUER From bystander to actor – developing cooperative frameworks and models for indigenous and landowner participation in REDD+ and climate change adaptation: perspectives from PNG and Australia
Broad international representation including
• Indigenous peoples and local community knowledge holders and experts
• Developing country scientists
• Members of IPCC WG III
For further information, please contact:
United Nations University – Traditional Knowledge Initiative
Building 1, Level 3, Red Precinct
Charles Darwin University Casuarina Campus
Darwin, NT 0909
Tel: +61 889466792/7652
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