The vision of the Land Portal Foundation is to improve land governance to benefit those with the most insecure land rights and the greatest vulnerability to landlessness through information and knowledge sharing.
The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility is focused on securing land and forest rights for Indigenous Peoples and local communities. We are the first financial mechanism to exclusively fund projects working towards this goal while reducing conflict, driving development, improving global human rights, and mitigating the impacts of climate change.
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For over three decades, we have been informing, connecting and empowering people around the world through our free programmes and services.
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We believe in the inherent dignity of all people. But around the world, too many people are excluded from the political, economic, and social institutions that shape their lives.
Although renewable energy has not been inherently positive for Indigenous Peoples, there is a growing recognition among private and government actors that attaining the highest possible standards in respect of Indigenous Peoples’ rights is simply a matter of sound business principles and good practice.
Addressing climate change requires that we transition quickly to renewable energy while grounding our efforts in human rights. This requires a more nuanced understanding of Indigenous Peoples’ rights related to sustainable energy, and dedicated action to ensure they are not left behind. At the community-level, indigenous-led approaches to renewable energy production can inspire further human rights-based action on the ground.
This webinar sought to open up the discussion on different visions of how renewable energy goals (SDG7) can be achieved in an inclusive and equitable manner. It discussed how to ensure fair participation for Indigenous Peoples and local communities in the decision making process, while maintaining their governance over their territories as active actors in energy transitions, not simply as spectators.
Colleagues joined us on October 21st at 9AM EST and were part of the debate!
Fabio Texeira, Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Joan Carling - Co-Convener of the Indigenous Peoples' Major Group
Ikal Angelei - Co-founder and Director of Friends of Lake Turkana
Marcelo Guerra - President of COONAPIP
Athena Ronquillo-Ballesteros, Climate Leadership Initiative
The UN Climate Change Conference (the official name for climate Conferences of the Parties) has happened every year since 1995. The two-week summits are an important space for stakeholders to discuss the climate crisis on a global level. These annual conferences bring together those that have signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), an international environmental treaty addressing climate change .Each year representatives from every party come together to discuss action on climate change in what is known as a COP. The 26th COP was meant to take place in Glasgow, UK last November, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.