Announcing the 2nd Annual DGM Global Exchange!

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As part of the Global Project, the Global Executing Agency will annually host three regional exchanges (in Africa, Asia, and Latin America) and one global exchange for indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) to exchange their knowledge and experiences around climate change, forestry, and REDD+.

The DGM Global Executing Agency is organizing the second DGM Global Exchange on IPLC engagement in Climate Policy.  This workshop will take place from Wednesday, November 1 to Friday, November 3, 2017 in Bonn, Germany. The exchange will include the participation of 15 prominent indigenous leaders actively engaged in climate action and UNFCCC negotiations.

The main objective of the DGM Global Exchange is to strengthen the capacity of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) to fully and effectively participate in COP23 UNFCCC negotiations.


  • Status of UNFCCC negotiations

  • Key elements of the Paris Agreement

  • Overview of Nationally Determined Contributions

  • Status of the Local communities and indigenous peoples platform

  • Overview of proposals on the purpose, content and structure of the platform


  • The Role of non-state actors in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

  • Good practices to help ensure the full participation of all actors in refining their NDCs.

  • IPLC lead activities contributing to Nationally Determined Contributions.

  • Recommendations to negotiators in preparation of IPLC Platform SBSTA47 agenda item.

  • Dialogue with negotiators in preparation for COP23.


The DGM Delegation meeting during COP21 in Marrakesh, Morocco. Nov 2016.

The DGM Delegation meeting during COP21 in Marrakesh, Morocco. Nov 2016.