5 December, 2018

COP24: Climate finance for indigenous peoples

CHIRAPAQ & Tebtebba will hold a discussion panel on the Green Climate Fund and indigenous peoples, during the COP24 meeting at Katowice, Poland.

CHIRAPAQ, Center for Indigenous Cultures of Peru, and the Tebtebba association organize the panel “Maximizing support for indigenous peoples’ adaptation and mitigation efforts: GCF & climate finance”, this Friday, December 7 at 3 p.m. (local time), as a parallel event to the Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP24), held in Katowice – Poland.

The speakers will be: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples of the United Nations; Lifeng Li, representative of the Green Climate Fund; Kimaren Ole Riamit, representative of Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners (ILEPA), and Tarcila Rivera Zea, vice president of CHIRAPAQ.

The speakers will discuss the Indigenous Peoples Policy adopted this year by the Green Climate Fund, a global mechanism aimed to provide finance for climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives.

The panel will examine possible routes in which the GCF  can help strengthen initiatives undertaken by indigenous peoples to address the effects of climate change.