Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Asia Report on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples for COP21

This report is a summary of national reports of indigenous peoples from 12 countries in Asia and the results of the regional preparatory meeting...

Briefing Paper: Recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Customary Land Rights in Asia

In Asia, various legal instruments have been used to recognize indigenous peoples within the legal framework of State. States have recognized indigenous peoples through...

Shifting cultivation, livelihood and food security

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 13 September 2007. Since then, the...

Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change Adaptation in Asia

It is estimated that there are 350-400 million indigenous peoples in the world; two-thirds of them live in Asia. However, it is difficult to...

Research on the Roles and Contributions of Indigenous Women in Sustainable...

International standards including the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and recent climate change agreements recognize...

Shifting Cultivation, Livelihood and Food Security: New and Old Challenges for...

Indigenous peoples across South and Southeast Asia depend fully and partly on shifting cultivation for their livelihood and food security. 2/3 of the estimated...

Indigenous Peoples’ effective engagement in REDD+ processes in Philippines and Cambodia

Several governments in Asia are in the process of implementing REDD+ (Reducing Emissions through Deforestation and forest Degradation) preparatory stage. This is part of...

Safeguards Information System (SIS) in REDD+: What Should It Deliver for...

This policy paper on SIS presents indigenous peoples’ perspectives and understandings of the Cancun Safeguards. The paper specifically highlights the types of information that...

Non-Carbon Benefits (NCBs): Indigenous Peoples’ Perspectives and Recommendations

This policy paper reiterates the importance of multiple functions of forests to indigenous peoples including their social, cultural, spiritual, environmental and economic values that...