Indigenous Peoples Platform

16 May 2017

ECO welcomes the open multi-stakeholder dialogue which takes place today and tomorrow to consider how to operationalize the local communities and indigenous peoples” platform that was established by the Paris Agreement.


Indigenous peoples have vital contributions to make to climate change action. To ensure that these are shared, ECO encourages the local communities and indigenous peoples” platform to strengthen recognition and inclusion of indigenous peoples” knowledge and traditional knowledge in matters related to climate change. It should also enable indigenous peoples from all genders and regions of the world to participate fully and more meaningfully in the UNFCCC process; in line with their right to choose their own representatives. Parties should build on the experience of other intergovernmental fora that have established mechanisms ensuring that governance benefits from indigenous knowledge.


ECO calls on Parties to be bold and to create, through meaningful consultation, a robust local communities and indigenous peoples” platform ensuring that indigenous knowledge can effectively guide the implementation of the Paris Agreement.




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