A new paradigm of climate partnership with Indigenous Peoples: An analysis of the recognition of Indigenous Peoples in the IPCC report on mitigation
On 4 April 2022, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report on Mitigation of Climate Change – the contribution of the Working Group III (WGIII) to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). In response to this, IWGIA, the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) and Pastoralists Indigenous NGO Forum (PINGO's Forum) present a joint briefing note analysing the findings of the IPCC report concerning Indigenous Peoples. (Don't forget to also read the IWGIA briefing paper on the IPCC report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability)
The IPCC report provides strong evidence on how recognising and respecting Indigenous Peoples' knowledge provides multiple benefits. Therefore it mentions the importance of effectively including Indigenous Peoples in climate governance and improving access to climate finance. Based on this evidence, this the joint briefing note - written by Rosario Carmona, Joanna Petrasek MacDonald (ICC), Dalee Sambo Dorough (ICC), Tunga Bhadra Rai (NEFIN), Gideon Abraham Sanago (PINGO's Forum) and Stefan Thorsell (IWGIA) - proposes a series of recommendations to governments to strengthen Indigenous Peoples' participation in climate governance.