The second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) will take place at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, under the overarching theme of … Continue reading
On April 22, 2016, we celebrate Earth Day with the historic signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the United Nations. More than 170 countries have signed on to the agreement, in which countries agree to keep temperatures from rising more than 2°C (3.6°F) by 2100.
Friend of WIN, member of the global steering committee for the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC), and Coordinator of the Indigenous Women and Peoples Association of Chad, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, gave remarks at the signature ceremony as the Civil Society Representative. Watch her full statement here.
Please join us on 18 April for the launch of our online forum discussion co-moderated by Tui Shortland and Samson Viulu of WIN Pacific. The forum discussion will conclude on 25 April.
In the lead up to the UN Conference on Climate Change held in Paris in December … Continue reading
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In its resolution entitled “Rights of Indigenous Peoples”, the General Assembly has requested the President of the … Continue reading
Representatives from Equator Prize winning communities who participated in the Community-to-Community Exchange and Capacity Development Workshop for Traditional Knowledge Holders held in Bangalore, India in September /October 2015 share their thoughts on their work, access and benefit sharing (ABS), and the value of knowledge exchanges. The speakers in order of appearance are:
- Mr. Anoop P.K. Kerala Kani Community Welfare Trust , India, Equator Prize 2002 winner
- Mr. Koku Paul Koto from Village Development Committee of Ando Kpomey, Togo, Equator Prize 2012 winner
- Ms. Nomsa Mabila, Shewula Trust, Swaziland, Equator Prize 2014 for Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa
What is LandMark?
LandMark is the first online, interactive global platform to provide maps and other critical information on lands that are collectively held and used by Indigenous Peoples and local communities. The global platform is designed to help Indigenous Peoples … Continue reading
This is a Global Call to Action aiming to engage and mobilize communities, organizations, governments, and individuals worldwide in promoting and securing Indigenous Peoples and local communities’ land rights.
Our goal is to secure all Indigenous and community land rights everywhere. Our target is … Continue reading
Berta Caceres at the banks of the Gualcarque River in the Rio Blanco region of western Honduras where she, COPINH (the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) and the people of Rio Blanco struggle to halt construction on the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric project, that poses grave threats to local environment, river and indigenous Lenca people from the region. Source: The Goldman Environmental Prize
The Equator Initiative and its network WIN honor the great legacy of Berta Cáceres’ exemplary activism for the benefit of her people and indigenous peoples and local communities around the world. She is an inspiration to all.
Berta Cáceres was a human rights, indigenous rights, and environmental activist and co-founder of the council of Indigenous Peoples of Honduras, COPINH. She was awarded the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for her work to defend the Gualcarque River from the Agua Zarca Dam. She was murdered in Honduras on 3 March 2016.
We join the world in mourning her loss and reaffirm our commitment to supporting the causes she committed her life to.
The CSO accredited to the Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD have elected the five members of the UNCCD CSO panel for the next biennium.
The members will serve the civil society organizations from now until the end of 2017. The five members together with their profile and proposed … Continue reading
The TRY Oyster Women’s Association, Equator Prize 2012 winner from the Gambia, continues to be active and engaged with issues affecting women oyster harvesters and their families in Gambia. Following are some of the activities undertaken during 2015:
1. Advocacy with government … Continue reading
Call for abstracts deadline is February 29, 2016.
2016 SCGIS Annual Conference: Climate Change and the Future of Water
Jun 22, 2016 to Jun 25, 2016
Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey CA
This year’s Continue reading
Registration is now open for the IUCN World Conservation Congress, taking place from 1 to 10 September 2016 in Hawaiʻi, U.S.A.