UN report confirms: indigenous peoples are key in fighting climate crisis

A newly published report from the UN now states that indigenous peoples are the best guardians of the forests. According to the report, deforestation rates are significantly lower in their territories than elsewhere. The UN report also says that recognising the rights of indigenous peoples to their territories is more relevant than ever.

The report was released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC) and shows for the first time just how important indigenous peoples are for the protection of the forests and therefore in the fight against climate change.

These findings reaffirm Climate Alliance’s principles and the network’s long-standing indigenous cooperation. Strong global partnerships are crucial to fight climate change and promote climate justice. Climate Alliance and its members support its indigenous partners in the Amazon basin to help them to fight for their rights and protect their territories.

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