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IPLC Perspectives on COP23: Idrissa Zeba

“This is my 5th year participating in the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the [UNFCCC]. It is promising to see many of the commitments made in Paris beginning to come to fruition. The Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples (LCIP) Platform…has presented a space for indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) to have a continuing role in climate action.”

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Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform at UNFCCC - COP 23

“While I was young…many Indigenous Peoples leaders traveled to participate at the [UN] Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro. Our brother Mr. Marcus Terena made a  statement on behalf of indigenous peoples and said ‘we offer our contribution with our science and wisdom, are you ready to hear us?’.'“

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A Step Forward at COP 23: The Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform

Today, COP 23 reached one of the major priorities expected for this year’s climate negotiations: a decision to operationalize the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform (LCIP Platform)…This is a step forward in recognizing the knowledge systems and efforts of local communities and indigenous peoples in addressing climate change.

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