Indigenous People to Contribute to UN Climate Change Policy

17 January 2019

Indigenous peoples will have a chance to share their traditional knowledge on the environment and play a role in the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement to combat climate change and build a sustainable low carbon future according to SciDev.Net.

Although indigenous people form less than five per cent of the world's population, they protect 80 per cent of global biodiversity, according to the UN.

Selection processes are currently underway to nominate 14 members to a working group of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform (LCIPP), which was created by the Paris Agreement in 2017, with the final group expected to hold a first meeting in June, according to Ghazali Ohorella, a member of the Indigenous Global Caucus.

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