Indigenous Leaders, Governments, and the Private Sector Gather to Discuss Climate Change

The Earth Innovation Institute is hosting a meeting of indigenous leaders from the Amazon and Indonesia, local governments, and representatives of the Consumer Goods Forum to discuss compensating indigenous peoples for their contributions to climate change mitigation. This closed panel session will take place the day before, and seek synergies between, the annual meeting of the Governors’ Climate and Forest Task Force (GCF), a group of 22 sub-national jurisdictions that have joined together to combat tropical deforestation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their regions. The objective of this meeting is to discuss methods for properly recognizing and compensating indigenous peoples, whose territories cover over 210 million hectares of the Amazon rainforest, for the critical role they play in preserving carbon stocks and biodiversity.

Attendance:

Not open to the public

For information:

tbezerra@earthinnovation.org