Indigenous Peoples’ rights and land tenure GLF 2015

Watch this Discussion Forum on the first day of the Global Landscapes Forum 2015, in Paris, France alongside COP21. The respect and recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ rights, customary land tenure and traditional knowledge have significantly contributed to more sustainable use and management of various ecosystems. Speakers at the session represent both Indigenous Peoples’ organizations and corporate representatives to explore the crucial question: Is a triple-win – where the economy, people and the climate all benefit – possible, despite the many documented and potential conflicts.


Justin Adams, Managing Director for Global Lands, The Nature Conservancy

Grace Balawag, Deputy Coordinator, Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership on Climate Change, Forests and Sustainable Development


Joan Carling, Secretary General, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

Andrea Carmen, Executive Director, International Indian Treaty Council (IITC)

Maximiliano Correa Menezes, General Coordinator, Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon (COIAB)

Antonio Fonseca dos Santos, Director of Environment and Sustainability of Brookfield Renewable Energy Group

Jannie Staffanson, Member, Sami Council of the Arctic region

Ledji Taq, Customary Head, Wehea Dayak Community, Indonesia

Wiratno, Director of Social Forestry, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia

Saturday, 5 December 2015
Global Landscapes Forum, Paris, France
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International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC), The Nature Conservancy (TNC)