Green Economy Needs Respect for Indigenous Rights
IPS, 21 May 2011

NEW YORK, USA: Nations may pay more than lip service to the idea of indigenous rights if they hope to seriously address problems like species loss and climate change, said delegates at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge has been widely acknowledged as vital to conservation and efforts to fight climate change. “Nature conservation is at the heart of the cultures and values of traditional societies,” said CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf. Read the article … Visit the UNPFII-10 webpage …

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