WIN at COP 21 in Paris, France

COP21 logoRepresentatives of the 21 Equator Prize 2015 winning initiatives flew to Paris, France for two weeks of events associated with the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 21). Community members started their visit with an event at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 26 November and then participated in five days of World Indigenous Network community dialogues hosted at both the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Espace Krajcberg. During the dialogues, participants developed their elevator pitch, shared best practices, and heard from representatives of OECD, Kimberley Land Council, the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP), and The Nature Conservancy. Topics included negotiating with governments, land tenure, promoting the sustainable development goals, and practical skills in marketing, fundraising and photography. Following the dialogues, the communities participated in COP 21 side events alongside other indigenous peoples and local communities.

Read about the Community Dialogue events hosted with the 2015 Equator Prize winners

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