Event: The ways forward – indigenous and local perspectives on our biodiversity crisis

This event explored the vital contributions made by indigenous peoples and local communities to the protection of biodiversity.

 

Ahead of the UN Summit on Biodiversity – aimed at accelerating action on biodiversity for sustainable development – this event explored the vital contributions made by indigenous peoples and local communities to the protection of biodiversity.

The event brought together experts from the UN and representatives of indigenous peoples and local communities who discussed new research into these contributions, their importance, and what can be done to support them.

Speaker included:

  • Joji Carino, co-lead author of Local Biodiversity Outlooks 2
  • Debbie Gowensmith, co-founder of Kua’aina Ulu ‘Auamo, Hawaii
  • Miguel Guimaraes, FECONAU, Peru
  • Peter Kitelo, Cheptikale Indigenous Peoples Development Programme, Kenya
  • Tonio Sadik, Assembly of First Nations, Canada
  • John Scott, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Sefa Tauli, Global Youth Biodiversity Network

Watch the event here.

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