COP27 Side Event: Realizing the pledge – How can we make the $1.7 bn pledge a reality for IPLCs

November 9, 2022

The event will take place on November 10th at 4:45 pm at the Hatshepsut Room, side event room 3, Blue Zone. We will have a networking reception following the event.

Realizing the pledge: How can we make it a reality for IPLCs?

At COP26, governments and private foundations pledged $1.7bn to support indigenous and local communities in the fight against climate change. But only a small share of current funding reaches IPLCs. To change this, the donors need to revisit their practice and untangle the bureaucratic system that prevents frontline communities from accessing climate funds.

During this event, indigenous and local community leaders from Latin America and Africa, accompanied by allies from the NGO sector, will present and discuss the Shandia Platform, a platform with pathways and solutions to materialize the pledge. Indigenous and local community leaders will present their regional funds and share stories showcasing the power of community-level action.

We will also look at new briefings developed by the Rainforest Foundations, which analyse how current funding practices need to change to ease the flow of funds to the IPLC territories, and assess if anything has changed since COP26.

Join us as we look back at work done since COP26 and present new initiatives based on transparency, access to information, and participation to accelerate access to funding for indigenous peoples and local communities that guard humanity's hope for tomorrow.

You can view the Eventbrite invitation here, and if you are not at COP27, you can watch the livestream of the event here.

Event speakers include:

  • Levi Sucre - Co-Chair to the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities (GATC) and Coordinator to the Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forets (AMPB)
  • Gustavo Sanchez - President of the Mexican Network of Forest Peasant Organizations and Board of Directors member for the Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests (AMPB). Member of the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities.
  • Joseph Itongwa - Member of the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities and Coordinator to the Indigenous Peoples and Local Network for the Management of Forest Ecosystems of Central Africa (REPALEAC)
  • Maggie Charnley - Head of International Forest Unit, FCDO - UK
  • Torbjørn Gjefsen - Climate Policy Advisor, Rainforest Foundation Norway,
  • Ana Osuna Orozco - Head of Programmes, Rainforest Foundation UK
  • Patricia Zuppi - Advisor the Executive Secretary of te Network of Amazonian Cooperation (RCA)
  • Vanessa Torres - Deputy Director of the Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad (AAS)

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