OTCA Amazon Regional Platform on Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change

The Paris Agreement signed under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has recognised the knowledge, practices and efforts of indigenous peoples to address climate change, forming the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform (LCIPP) to facilitate the exchange of experiences, best practices and lessons learned on climate change mitigation and adaptation from the perspective of indigenous peoples. In this context, the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (spanish: OTCA), with support from Euroclima+, proposed the creation of an Amazonian regional platform to make visible and recognise the role of Amazonian indigenous knowledge and practices in climate change management

 The platform promotes the exchange of knowledge and best practices of indigenous peoples that contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of the Amazon forest; strengthens the participation of indigenous peoples in the global climate change agenda; and contributes to the elaboration of a regional indigenous strategy on climate change. With these actions, it is expected to foster a better relationship between OTCA member states and indigenous peoples to implement agreements and policies that support indigenous peoples' rights initiatives in the fight against climate change; particularly, promoting the inclusion of indigenous knowledge and practices in the design of public policies, NDCs, activities and projects related to climate change mitigation and adaptation in countries of the Amazon region. 

Finally, the implementation of the platform strengthens the participation and contribution of Indigenous Peoples in the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development of the OTCA countries.

Period of implementation

March 2022 - August 2023

Expected Results



Promote the exchange of knowledge, experiences and best practices of peoples with OTCA member states to strengthen national climate policies.

Indigenous Participation

Strengthen indigenous peoples' capacities to participate in the global climate change agenda with a regional perspective, promoting regional articulation with the LCIPP of the UNFCCC.

Indigenous Regional Action

Promote the design of a regional indigenous action on climate change, foreseen in the Strategic Agenda for Amazonian Cooperation, from the perspective and priorities of indigenous peoples.








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