New Publication: Indigenous Peoples and the Green Climate Fund – A technical briefing for Indigenous Peoples, policymakers and support groups
FFP press release, 23 August 2012

LONDON, UK: On the occasion of the first Board meeting of the Green Climate Fund, Forest Peoples Programme (FFP) and Jaringan Orang Asal Se-Malaysia (JOAS) have published a report titled Indigenous Peoples and the Green Climate Fund – A technical briefing for Indigenous Peoples, policymakers and support groups. The report summarises some key issues relevant for indigenous peoples, building on statements and policy platforms adopted by Indigenous Peoples’ Caucuses. In particular, the report draws attention to the need for the Green Climate Fund to improve indigenous peoples’ participation in governance, adopt stronger safeguards and facilitate direct access to financing for climate change response actions developed and implemented by indigenous peoples. The report also provides a detailed overview and analysis of the process that led to the setting up of the Green Climate Fund and is meant to be an informative tool for indigenous peoples and other actors interested in the Fund’s activities. It identifies a number of key areas in which the Fund must act to better support the participation of indigenous peoples, including: designation of indigenous peoples’ active observers; safeguards and indigenous peoples’ rights; and direct access to funding. Read the press release … Download the report [pdf] …

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