The UNFCCC Poster “Local communities and indigenous peoples: Leadership for a resilient future” features two Snowchange key regions – the Skolt Sámi co-management efforts in Finland and the Turvaurgin Chukchi nomadic reindeer herding in NE Siberia, Russia.
Local communities and indigenous peoples stand at the front lines of climate change due to their dependence upon, and close relationship with, the environment and its resources. Indigenous people care for 22% of the earth’s surface, including “an estimated 80 percent of the planet’s remaining biodiversity”. The IPCC recognizes how much we have to learn with and from local communities and indigenous peoples, which is a “major resource for adapting to climate change”. Recognizing the need to strengthen the knowledge, technologies, practices and efforts of local communities and indigenous peoples related to addressing and responding to climate change, the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP 21) established a platform for the exchange of experience and sharing of best practices on mitigation and adaptation in a holistic and integrated manner.
The local communities and indigenous peoples platform broke fresh ground in 2017 by giving indigenous peoples and local communities an active role in shaping climate action, including a prominent role in the first open multi-stakeholder dialogue. The calendar showcases the experiences and good practices of the local communities and indigenous peoples in adapting to climate change.
The calendar is available here.