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Messages of the Vietnamese Ethnic Minorities to COP21

 

Recognizing that:

  • Vietnam is one of the countries most affected by climate change, with its community of ethnic minority groups encountering the least advantages in responding to climate change due to their underdevelopment and their difficult social-natural and living conditions;
  • These ethnic minority groups mainly live in mountainous, riverine and coastal areas and basins where there is biodiversity, rare and precious genetic resources of the country and the world, and especially water resources. Therefore, the enhancement of the capacity of the ethnic minority people in responding to climate change will bring benefits not only to themselves but also to humankind as a whole;  
  • The destruction of the environment and nature caused by climate change has been and is becoming ever more catastrophic, which has not only negatively affected the people’s livelihoods, health and lives but also seriously affected the living environment, the cultural and spiritual atmosphere as well as natural heritage in Vietnam and elsewhere in the world;

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PROFILE OF ASIA INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ATTENDING COP21 IN PARIS

Asia Indigneous Peoples Pact (AIPP), the regional organization of indigenous peoples in Asia has compiled the profile of the Asian indigenos peoples participating in COP21.

Indigenous peoples are disproportionately affected by climate change even though they have negligible contribution to climate change. Besides climate change impacts, indigenous peoples are affected by the climate change measures and policies. Indigenous peoples are not only the victims of climate change.  They are the peoples with traditional knowledge and innovations cultivated through generations that can provide solutions to climate change.

Attachments:
Download this file (Asia_Profile_Final.pdf)Profile_Asia_Delegates[ ]125 kB

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Asia Report on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples for COP21

This report is a summary of national reports of indigenous peoples rom 12 countries in Asia and the results of the regional preparatory meeting of Asia indigenous peoples for the 21st session of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP21). This regional preparatory meeting which was organized by Asia Indigneous Peoples Pact (AIPP) on September 16-18 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand was participated by 30 selected indigenous peoples' representatives coming from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Thailand, Lao PDR, Taiwan/China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines and Vietnam including representatives of regional networks of indigenous women, indigenous youth and indigneous persons with disabilities.

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ASIA INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY CELEBRATION AT COP21

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) together with its member and partner organizations is celebrating Asia Day on 9 December 2015 in the Indigenous Peoples Pavilion. The celebration will take place at Climate Generation Space. Also, AIPP is taking in charge of organizing an event on Global Call to Action on Indigneous and Community Land Rights in the IP Pavilion on 4 December 2015. We would like to invite everyone attending COP21 to join and contribute to our activities.

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Download this file (Final_Asia_Day_Programme.pdf)Asia Day Programme[ ]179 kB

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INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DIALOGUE WITH STATES ON THE UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE (UNFCCC) NEGOTIATIONS

Bonn, Germany, 17 October 2015

KEY DEMANDS OF INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES FORUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IIPFCC)

 

1) RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN CLIMATE CHANGE POLICIES AND ACTIONS

Parties should ensure an overarching human rights approach to all climate change interventions, procedures, mitigation strategies and adaptation. The operational provisions of the Paris Agreement as well as the COP decisions that will provide guidance for the implementations of the deliberations adopted in COP21 should specifically require Parties to respect, protect, promote, and fulfill the rights of Indigenous Peoples as provided in the UNDRIP, ILO Convention No. 169, the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and General Recommendation 23 of CERD. There are some solutions to climate change such as those under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) that have serious implications to the rights of indigenous peoples. Therefore, it is imperative that Parties recognize and respect the rights of indigenous peoples to their lands, territories and resources, traditional livelihoods, sustainable resource management systems, cosmo-visions, and their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), with the right to say “No”. Indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolations must to be protected in their territories from extractive industries and other projects.

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Download this file (Spanish_Documento de la posicion politica final.pdf)Spanish Version[ ]125 kB

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