A Kulkalgal activist from the Torres Strait Islands has said the way the world often treats Indigenous people is an insult and that he is here at the Cop27 conference in Egypt “fighting for our home”.
Yessie Mosby, who in September was part of a group of claimants who made history during a landmark legal case that found the Australian government should compensate Torres Strait Islanders for their climate crisis failures, told the Guardian, “we were a race of people that we have hold on to a lot of ancient knowledge, which is being neglected and pushed aside:”.
In the Torres Strait, rising sea levels have led to saltwater seeping into the soil, causing coconut trees to become diseased and killing off the fruit.
“Whether it’s us in the saltwater, people of the Pacific Islands, or the people of the plains and the mountains, the swamps, who are facing climate change, and really want our voices to be heard. And we really need action.
“We the Torres Strait saltwater people we are so in tune with nature. We are a race that will see birds and they will tell us what the weather is going to be like tomorrow, we look at plants which tells us which particular fish are to be eaten or not to be eaten, we see plants which tells us that this particular fish in the water is poisonous.
“The world definitely has a lot to learn from us.”
Between 6 and 18 November, indigenous leaders of the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), together with their grassroots organizations, will participate in the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27). The event will take place in the city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, where the delegation will discuss the demarcation of Indigenous Territories (ITs) in the country as an essential action to face the global crisis.
The Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (Apib), together with its grassroots organisations, is present at the 27th UN Conference on Climate Change to reaffirm what needs to be done to tackle the global climate crisis: RECOGNIZE AND GUARANTEE LAND TENURE RIGHTS OF OUR INDIGENOUS LANDS!
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This final webinar of the Land Dialogues 2022 series, will take place after the UN Climate Change Conference COP 27 (6 – 18 November, Sharm El-Sheik). With a historic 1.7 billion dollar pledge having been made at last year’s COP26 by the Forest Tenure Funders Group to advance Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ tenure rights and their forest guardianship, it is important that we discuss challenges and opportunities in the context of these important advancements. The “Post COP27: Reflecting on Donor Promises to Forest Guardians” webinar will serve as a platform to reflect on progress made, what is falling short and if the 1.7 billion dollar pledge made during COP26 was reflected during COP27.
The 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the UNFCCC took place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 6-18 November 2022. This served as an important opportunity to member States and stakeholders worldwide to scale up commitments to deliver on the Paris Agreement and Glasgow Climate Pact.