International Forum of Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change

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{{#badges: Climate change}}The International Forum of Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change first met in September 2000 and formulated a founding declaration which challenged some proposals being advanced as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. In its founding statement, the forum stated that "despite the recognition of our role in preventing global warming, when it comes time to sign international conventions like the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, once again, our right to participate in national and international discussions that directly affect our Peoples and territories is denied."

"Our active opposition to oil exploration, logging and mining helps prevent the accelerated deterioration of the climate. Nonetheless, our territories have been handed over to national and multinational corporations which exploit our natural resources in an indiscriminate and unsustainable fashion. Any decision or action that the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) or recommendations to other organs must include our full and effective participation", it continued.. [1]


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