New Global Partnership Opens Door for Indigenous People, Traditional Owners and Local Communities to Directly Benefit from Private Climate Finance

An industry first coalition aims to fix a fundamental market flaw: Indigenous Peoples manage one-fifth of tropical and subtropical forest carbon, and conserve 80 percent of all biodiversity yet receive less than one percent of international climate assistance    Peoples Forests Partnership members seek to mobilize $20 billion per year byContinue Reading

As world leaders inside the Cop26 conference centre in Glasgow boasted about pledges to slash greenhouse gas emissions and end deforestation, indigenous delegates gathered across the river Clyde to commemorate activists killed for trying to protect the planet from corporate greed and government inaction. At least 1,005 environmental and landContinue Reading

Drawing the Intricate Environment of an Indigenous Venezuelan Community

Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe’s drawings condense nature into a graceful, powerful essence. Hakihiiwe is an Indigenous Venezuelan artist who lives in Alto Orinoco. The subject of his drawings on handmade paper is the Amazon jungle where he lives, and its intricate and endangered ecosystem. Plants, insects, and other natural and supernatural phenomenaContinue Reading

Luis Gilberto Murrillo-Urrutia discusses environmental lessons from Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities

Luis Gilberto Murillo-Urrutia, former Colombian minister of environment and sustainable development, spoke on Oct. 6 via Zoom with Dayna Cunningham, dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, about his work including marginalized ethnic and social groups in environmental policymaking. Murillo–Urrutia, who previously served as the governor of theContinue Reading

Lobby Wrap: Energy and environment dominate the federal lobbying scene

Increased funding for Indigenous business was a key topic of discussion on the lobbying circuit last week, with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Affairs Business launching a new bid to secure financial support for the Federal Indigenous Entrepreneurship strategy, as well as improve relationships between federal departments and Indigenous communitiesContinue Reading