Featuring case studies, examples, analysis and perspectives from over 50 Indigenous and local community authors, the second edition of Local Biodiversity Outlooks explores the contributions of Indigenous peoples and local communities to the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 and to renewing nature and cultures.
The objective of the IIFB is to facilitate the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples in the Convention on Biological Diversity. The CBD enables indigenous peoples to directly address the relationship between natural resources, biodiversity and indigenous territories, and moreover, as a body of the United Nations, can have an international impact on the recognition of the rights of Indigenous Peoples.
IWBN’s objective is to bring the issues of indigenous women to the forefront of international discussions while emphasizing the vital role they play in biodiversity conservation. The network facilitates a community of practice relating to the following themes: indigenous women, traditional knowledge, policy, and biodiversity conservation.
The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) was established in 2008, as the caucus for indigenous peoples participating in the UNFCCC processes. The IIPFCC represents the caucus members who attend the official UNFCCC COPs and intersessions of the SBSTA/SBI bodies in between COPs. Its mandate is to come into agreement specifically on what IPs will be negotiating for in specific UNFCCC processes.
Indigenous peoples have been engaging in relevant processes on sustainable development since the Earth Summit (Rio Conference) in 1992. The main advocacy agenda of indigenous peoples in these processes are the respect, protection and fulfilment of the rights of indigenous peoples as affirmed by the UN Declaration on the Rights of indigenous Peoples; as well as the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples in the development, implementation, monitoring and review process of actions plans and programmes on sustainable development at all levels.
The Indigenous Navigator is a framework and set of tools for and by indigenous peoples to systematically monitor the level of recognition and implementation of their rights. It monitors the implementation of: The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; core human rights conventions as they pertain to indigenous peoples; essential aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals; the outcomes of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.