GLF Climate: Frontiers of Change
Hosted on the sidelines of COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and online, GLF Climate 2022: Frontiers of Changeunited 7,000 participants from 164 countries and rallied over 27 million people on social media around what humanity can still do to avoid the worsening impacts of the climate crisis.
Featuring 228 leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth and government leaders, and 96 incredible partner organizations, the second edition of GLF Climate called for a just transition to a stewardship economy that puts people and nature first.
Indigenous communities’ leadership in the transition to a green economy
Indigenous Peoples are facing a new wave of extractivism for transition minerals such as copper, nickel, cobalt, and lithium, which are key in battery development. These projects are promoted as “green” because they aim to supply minerals used in renewable energy and electric vehicles. However, these mining projects risk replicating the same harms of the fossil fuel economy: threatening Indigenous Peoples’ rights and territories and destroying biodiverse ecosystems.
In this session hosted by Cultural Survival, experts discuss Indigenous rights that must be prioritized, share case studies of Indigenous communities’ leadership, and explore how Indigenous rights can be guaranteed through respecting Free, Prior, and Informed Consent.
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White paper – Securing Indigenous rights in the transition to a green economy
Presentations – Mining justice and the clean energy transition and First Peoples Worldwide