Due to our close relationship with mother earth, indigenous peoples are holders of traditional knowledge on the environment in which we live: such us the coming of the rains, the seasons of drought, distribution and alternation of crops and the migration routes of animals and insects. Is thanks to this knowledge that we have managed to adapt and survive the climate changes since thousands of years ago.
Indigenous peoples are the grate preservers of the environment and the natural resources, not only for having developed a model of sustainable living, but because our constant struggle against deforestation, oil and gas extraction and the conservation of water on the planet contributes significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gases.
However, the magnitude of the current climate change seriously challenges our ability to adapt. This makes us consider our challenges and to highlight the progress achieved in our countries on the development of mitigation policies.
With the support of: FIDA, UNICEF, UNFPA, The Hunger Proyect, Fondo Indígena, Ford Foundation
Runtime: 11 min.
Production year: 2009
Original language: Spanish