Monthly Archives: November 2012

‘The Interdependence of Food Sovereignty and ICCAs’ in the CBD Alliance Eco

Indigenous peoples and local communities play a crucial role in global food security and realising food sovereignty. For millennia, they have lived in, and carefully husbanded landscapes and seascapes, to which their livelihoods are intricately dependent. They have developed and have co-evolved with countless species and … Continue reading

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Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities at the CBD: CBD Alliance Eco report

The COP to the Convention on Biological Diversity is the only decision-making body of an international convention to use the term ‘indigenous and local communities’. All other relevant and peer processes, including the COPs to the other Rio Conventions, have … Continue reading

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CBD Secretariat Hosts Colloquium on ICCAs and Aichi Targets at CBD COP-11

In an effort to support implementation of Articles 8(j) and 10(c) of the CBD,  and several past CBD decisions, on 13 October at the CBD COP-11, the CBD Secretariat co-hosted a one-day colloquium on the role of ICCAs in achieving the … Continue reading

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Workshop on National Federations and Coalitions of ICCAs at CBD COP-11

On 11 October at the CBD COP11, the ICCA Consortium, Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP), and many local partners co-hosted a 3-hour workshop entitled “National ICCA Federations and Coalitions Ready to Take Conservation Authority and Responsibilities Towards Fulfilling the … Continue reading

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Press Release at CBD COP-11: ICCAs and Ancestral Domains in the Philippines

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“In the Philippines, we already have consensus of what ICCAs are and what are not. ICCAs form part of the larger territory of ancestral domains and are NOT part of but complimentary to Protected Area system.  Indigenous Peoples and ancestral … Continue reading

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Biocultural Community Protocols

A biocultural community protocol is generally a community-led instrument that promotes participatory advocacy for the recognition of and support for ways of life that are based on the customary sustainable use of biodiversity, according to standards and procedures set out … Continue reading

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An Analysis of International Law, National Legislation, Judgements, and Institutions as they Interrelate with ICCAs

Between 2011-2012, the ICCA Consortium undertook an international-to-local analysis of  spectrum of laws relevant to ICCAs. The reports analyze the effects of laws, policies and implementing agencies on ICCAs, and explore the diversity of ways in which Indigenous peoples and … Continue reading

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Recognising and Supporting Territories and Areas Conserved by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

CBD Technical Series No. 64 This publication responds to the need for greater understanding on how to recognize and support ICCAs. Such a need has been voiced by those who work on conservation, indigenous and human rights, local communities, natural … Continue reading

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People’s Manifesto for Biodiversity at the CBD COP-11

People’s Biodiversity Festival, 13-16 October, 2012, Hyderabad 1. We are alarmed that the CBD that came into existence as a promising international treaty for the conservation, sustainable use and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits of biodiversity has not … Continue reading

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The Food-fuel Conundrum – Have We Been Bio-fooled?

One of the central issues in the biofuel/agrofuel debate is the question of whether bio-based fuels made from food crops such as maize, sorghum, cassava or even oil palm and sugar cane, can be considered acceptable or not, on the … Continue reading

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