1 April, 2015

Info Clip: The Crucial Role of Indigenous Peoples in Managing Forests

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The world's remaining forests are found in indigenous territories. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz discusses the crucial role that indigenous peoples play in ensuring that forests are conserved, sustainably used and managed.

Produced by Tebtebba, August 2012.

 

REDD+: Traditional Knowledge and Climate Science

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Over US$5bn has been committed to REDD Projects in the last few years and promises of many more billions have been made. As of September 2011, the main global REDD database had 480 registered projects in 36 countries amounting to $3.35bn. The vast majority of these projects are on Indigenous lands and/or territories.

The scale of the REDD experiment, combined with the lack of relevant experience with REDD+ projects, has meant that projects have confronted considerable problems and delays. A recent global review of REDD+ projects noted that they face many challenges, including: criteria for sustainable forest management, monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, local tenure arrangements, permanence and baseline issues that can be effectively addressed only if local communities are able to properly participate in the REDD+ projects.

The review also found that despite widespread recognition that local ownership is key to REDD+ success, the scope and intensity of their participation has not always been adequate and often there is lack of clarity about their role in implementation.

 

Film produced by United Nations University.

 

 

Fever - Resilience

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Resilience - Examples of indigenous peoples increasing their resilience to climate change by strengthening their customary systems and developing new approaches for adaptation.
(22 minutes)

Resilience is the ability to cope and recover from abrupt change. Indigenous peoples who are organised, confident to adjust their systems to changing circumstances, while maintaining their identity strong, will be better able to withstand shocks caused by climate change.The film shows 5 examples of this: cultural resilience; traditional forest management; strengthening customary law to live within the limits of the environment; maintaining seed diversity; and adapting traditional systems to cope with water scarcity.

Fever - A Video Guide' consists of 4 short films for indigenous communities to raise awareness and build knowledge about the issue of climate change and how it relates to indigenous peoples, cultures, rights and territories. In these films we hear the stories of indigenous peoples from communities in Ecuador, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Indonesia.

Fever was awarded the 2010 award for Creativity and Contribution to the Indigenous Narrative by the Indigenous Peoples’ Latin American Network for Film and Communication at the Xth International Indigenous Film and Video Festival in Quito, Ecuador.

The video guide was produced by LifeMosaic, Tebtebba, Gekko Studios and Aliansi Mayarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN).

 

 

Fever - Organisation

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Organisation - This film gives examples of organisational tools and strategies used by indigenous peoples to protect their cultures, territories and rights.
(23 minutes).

This film covers: awareness raising; organisational tools; networks and communication; petitions; legal cases and international law; unity, life plan; spirituality; movements.

Fever - A Video Guide' consists of 4 short films for indigenous communities to raise awareness and build knowledge about the issue of climate change and how it relates to indigenous peoples, cultures, rights and territories. In these films we hear the stories of indigenous peoples from communities in Ecuador, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Indonesia.

Fever was awarded the 2010 award for Creativity and Contribution to the Indigenous Narrative by the Indigenous Peoples’ Latin American Network for Film and Communication at the Xth International Indigenous Film and Video Festival in Quito, Ecuador.

The video guide was produced by LifeMosaic, Tebtebba, Gekko Studios and Aliansi Mayarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN).

 

Fever - Impacts

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Impacts - This film shows how large-scale industries (plantations, coal mining and oil extraction) impact on indigenous peoples livelihoods and rights as well as contributing to global climate change.
(20 minutes)

'Fever - A Video Guide' consists of 4 short films for indigenous communities to raise awareness and build knowledge about the issue of climate change and how it relates to indigenous peoples, cultures, rights and territories. In these films we hear the stories of indigenous peoples from communities in Ecuador, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Indonesia.

Fever was awarded the 2010 award for Creativity and Contribution to the Indigenous Narrative by the Indigenous Peoples’ Latin American Network for Film and Communication at the Xth International Indigenous Film and Video Festival in Quito, Ecuador.

The video guide was produced by LifeMosaic, Tebtebba, Gekko Studios and Aliansi Mayarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN).

 

 

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