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UN IPCC Report Recognizes Indigenous and Community Land Rights as Vital to Slowing Climate Crisis

Aug. 8, 2019 – Washington, DC, Aug. 8, 2019 — A United Nations (UN) report on climate change has for the first time cited strong land rights for Indigenous Peoples and local communities as a solution to the climate crisis. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Climate Change and Land, released […]

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Amazonian indigenous leader responds to Bolsonaro’s speech at Davos

Jan. 24, 2019 – José Gregorio Mirabal, General Coordinator of COICA The world’s economic and political elite in Davos should not be distracted by President Bolsonaro’s efforts to calm investors interested in investing in Brazil. Mr. Bolsonaro’s attack on the peoples and forests of his country threatens all the peoples and forests of the Amazon, and […]

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Indigenous Peoples manage 300,000 million metric tons of carbon in their trees and soil—33 times energy emissions from 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Sept. 10, 2018 – Researchers today released a report showing that Indigenous Peoples and local communities worldwide manage massive amounts of carbon in the trees and soil of their forests, yet governments largely fail to recognize their rights to the lands they have cared for, sometimes for millennia. The new carbon analysis […]

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