Indigenous people engage in dialogue with Parties of the UNFCCC
Many of the world’s 400 million indigenous peoples live in territories that are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change – these include small islands, low-lying coastal regions, high altitude zones, desert margins and the circumpolar arctic.
This event is an opportunity for Indigenous Peoples to share their perspective on the international climate negotiations and on actions needed to reinforce their resilience with Members States, just ahead of the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21).
This dialogue between members of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFC) and Parties of the UNFCCC is facilitated by UNESCO with the support of French authorities, as hosts of COP21. It is being organized in parallel with an international conference on indigenous peoples and climate change.