Co-hosted by COP28, the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change, and the Office of the UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP28
Tuesday 18 April | 1:30 -2:45 PM ET | Register here: https://forms.gle/uAdUsDNr6Q6wxg186
Global efforts are being made to strengthen Indigenous inclusion in policy making forums and to place indigenous peoples at the center of the response to climate change. The Glasgow Climate Pact urged Parties to actively involve indigenous peoples and local communities in designing and implementing climate action. However, more needs to be done to craft holistic policies centered around indigenous traditions and indigenous youth community groups.
Indigenous youth engage into UNFCCC processes through both the youth and children constituency, as well as the indigenous peoples’ constituency. Yet, a dedicated space specifically for indigenous youth can support COP28 outcomes through identifying the specific needs for indigenous youth, as well as help develop indigenous-led durable climate solutions.
The UAE COP28 Presidency and the UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP28, in collaboration with the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) and the Office of the UN High-level Champion for COP28, will hold an Indigenous Youth Dialogue, exploring themes specified by indigenous youth. This event will take place in the margins of the 22nd session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII).
Objective: This event will take place in the margins of the 22nd session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). It aims to:
Format: the dialogue will take place in a round circle under Chatham House rules. It will be largely focused on four key questions to guide discussion. These questions will be informed by indigenous youth via an RSVP form.
Participants: The event is open to Indigenous youth, and we will specifically target indigenous youth from the seven socio-cultural regions. These socio-cultural regions are Africa; the Arctic; Asia; Central and South America and the Caribbean; Eastern Europe, Russian Federation, Central Asia and Transcaucasia; North America; and the Pacific.
This event will be jointly hosted by Her Excellency Razan Al Mubarak, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP28, and Taylor Behn-Tsakoza, Assembly of First Nations.
|1:30 – 1:35||Opening ceremony|
|1:35 – 1:45||Opening remarks H.E. Razan Al Mubarak Taylor Behn-Tsakoza|
|1:45 – 2:40||Discussion guided by prompting questions H.E. Razan Al Mubarak Taylor Behn-Tsakoza|
|2:40 – 2:45||Closing|