Advancing IPLC Priorities at COP 23

From November 1-3, the DGM held its 2nd Annual Global Exchange in Bonn, Germany. The exchange was designed specifically to support the effective participation of indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) in the upcoming 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP 23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

To better understand the priorities of the participants, the DGM team asked them to identify the outcomes they hoped to achieve through enhanced IPLC participation in COP 23 and future UNFCCC processes and events. Here are a few of their responses:

  • Support the implementation of the Paris Agreement in accordance with IPLC priorities
  • Support the implementation of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform for knowledge exchange
  • Support the full and effective participation of IPLCs in climate action
  • Support policies that improve quality of life for IPLCs worldwide
  • Support sustainable forest management
  • Promote respect for the rights of IPLCs in relation to climate action
  • Ensure that IPLC contributions are reflected in countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions
  • Increase recognition of the role of IPLCs in climate action
  • Learn how to engage with climate action and climate finance more effectively
  • Learn more about negotiations and how to encourage greater IPLC participation

Over the next two weeks at COP 23, these IPLC leaders will be engaging with key decision-makers at national and international scales to advance these priorities, and the DGM will provide ongoing support and coordination. For a list of events in which the DGM will be participating, please visit www.dgmglobal.org/cop23, and for the latest updates, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

IPLC leaders gathered for the DGM Global Exchange to discuss climate policy and prepare for COP 23. Photo Credit: DGM Global

IPLC leaders gathered for the DGM Global Exchange to discuss climate policy and prepare for COP 23. Photo Credit: DGM Global