UNFCCC | The Engagement of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Crucial to Tackling Climate Crisis

The engagement of Indigenous Peoples and local communities is crucial to tackling the climate crisis. UNFCCC’s Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples’ Platform (LCIPP) web portal marks the first online space for Indigenous Knowledge holders and Parties.

The crucial role of indigenous peoples and local communities in achieving the Paris Agreement goals and building a climate-resilient world was highlighted during the May-June UN Climate Change Conference.

The Platform is designed to enable indigenous peoples and local communities at the front lines of climate change to share their unique perspectives on reducing emissions and adapting and building resilience to climate change, thereby giving them an active role in shaping climate action as part of the UNFCCC process.

The LCIPP web portal gives indigenous peoples and local communities all over the world a new and direct way to share their knowledge and facilitates their engagement in climate action with Parties and other stakeholders.

The LCIPP web portal marks the first time indigenous knowledge holders have worked with Parties to design an online space. The web portal brings together indigenous peoples and local knowledge systems, events and dedicated information on indigenous peoples and local communities under the scope of the UNFCCC. The portal incorporates new ways for contributors to get directly involved and participate in the work of the platform, and enhance knowledge sharing among and from indigenous peoples and local communities working to address climate change.

To ensure that the sharing of experiences, information and good practices on the web portal is grounded on the Free, Prior and Informed Concept (FPIC) framework, the FWG has published guidance information on Rights Safeguards and Protocols. This guidance ensures that the process of sharing information on the portal upholds best practices.

Ways to engage

Indigenous peoples, local communities, Parties and other relevant contributors to the LCIPP are invited to share their experiences and engage with the work of the LCIPP through the portal’s user-friendly ways to engage. Visit here to explore how you can help raise the voices of indigenous peoples and local communities and address climate change in a holistic way.

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Source: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), 23 June 2021