A SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGEJust as COP23 begins in the city of Bonn, Germany, we start our tour of Europe with the purpose of meeting with decision-makers, politicians, journalists and social & civil organizations; to demonstrate that the best way to combat climate change is to support the world’s indigenous peoples in their efforts to protect forests.
THE PARTICI_ PANTS
David Fernández Martim
Jocelyn Roger Therese
Luiz Henrique Eloy Amado
Mina Susana Setra
Patricia Machado Almeida
Rigobert Elembe Mola
Wilma Mendoza Miro
Woie Kriri Sobrinho Patte
Yesenia Carolina Alvarado Chavez
40% of environmental defenders murdered in 2016 were indigenous leaders.
- A halt to the violence, criminalization and murder of forest guardians.
- The recognition and enforcement of the legitimate territorial rights of indigenous peoples and local communities.
- Access to direct financing for initiatives, programs and projects related to the processes of mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
- Full respect of the right to free, prior and informed consent.
- The evaluation and incorporation of our knowledge in the measures and strategies developed to face climate change.
- The use of drones and satellite technologies for monitoring.
- Community forestry practices based on science and ancestral knowledge.
- Forest conservation models that generate social and economic benefits for its residents.
- Projects for the reduction of emissions derived from deforestation, based on respect for our rights and in congruence with our worldviews.