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ToT on Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in REDD Plus

When: Oct 26 - 29, 2011

Where: Vietnam

Organized By: AIPP and CSDM

Climate change is the greatest environmental issue with increased uncertainty and unpredictability today. So, the world is confronting with climate change and exploring the solutions to address the plights of its impacts. In this context, indigenous peoples’ always stand in the frontline to bear the escalating magnitude of climate change adversities, despite their lowest contributions on it. This is aggravating their traditional livelihoods and ultimately posing imminent threat to their cultures, identities and well being. On the other hand, indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge and skills; sustainable natural resource management; eco-friendly ways of living are the solutions to avert the ongoing climate extremities. In this regard, historical stewardship, contributions and roles of indigenous peoples’ towards protecting and managing their forests; their sustainable livelihoods such as shifting cultivation; and their key concerns and priorities must be given special attention in any climate change negotiations, dialogues and agreements.

 

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