Impacts of COVID-19 and Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples: a Virtual Dialogue
CEESP Virtual Dialogue on the Impacts of COVID-19 and Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples
IUCN CEESP and the Specialist Group on Indigenous Peoples, Customary & Environmental Laws & Human Rights (SPICEH) discussed the status of Indigenous Peoples in the face of climate change and COVID-19, and the importance of recognition and promotion of Indigenous peoples' customary institutions - for protection of indigenous knowledge, cultural practices and traditional livelihoods.
An infographic and a recording of the Dialogue are included below.
Photo: IUCN CEESP / Ana Valerie Mandri
The Infographic below captures the essence of the dialogue, including Challenges; Lessons learned; Quotes by the panelists; A call to action; Recommendations to the IUCN community.
Thank you very much to the panelists who shared of their knowledge, wisdom and experiences:
- Mr. Mark Lari Letoluo - Kenya
- Ms. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim - Chad
- Mr. Phnom Thano - Thailand
- Ms. Kamala Thapa - Nepal
- Mr. Ramiro Batzin -Guatemala
- Ms. Hortencia Hidalgo - Chile
Opening and closing remarks :
IUCN CEESP Chair Kristen Walker Painemilla, and the CEESP Indigenous Peoples, Customary & Environmental Laws & Human Rights Specialist Group (SPICEH) Co-chairs:
- Pasang Dolma Sherpa,
- Yeshing Juliana Upún Yos and
- Kanyinka Sena