Progress in the construction of the Amazonian Platform of Indigenous Peoples in the framework of ACTO and Amazonian Indigenous Peoples Towards the COP

Under the name of "Amazon Dialogues", representatives of civil society, Indigenous Peoples and public institutions that share the Amazon region

are holding meetings in different thematic areas focused on highlighting the value of the Amazon and the urgent actions required to avoid the "point of no return" for the Amazon.

Within this framework, the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO), which has been implementing the project "Creation of the Amazon Regional Platform of Indigenous Peoples" with the support of the European Union through the Euroclima Program through the implementing agencies, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale

Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, together with the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil, together with guests from the Environmental Directorate of Colombia and the GRULAC representative in the Facilitative Group of the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Platform of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held the event entitled "Progress in the construction of the Amazonian Platform of Indigenous Peoples in the framework of ACTO and Amazonian Indigenous Peoples towards the COP" on August 5, in Belém do Para, Brazil.

At the event, the progress of the project was presented, highlighting that in the "Dialogue and Exchange of Experiences for the construction of the Amazonian Regional Platform of Indigenous Peoples”, held between July 19 and 21 in Brasilia, the representatives of Countries and Indigenous Peoples highlighted the need to:

Establish the Indigenous Peoples Platform within the scope of ACTO to give it financial technical support constituted as a joint working group between governments and Amazonian Indigenous Peoples for the treatment of issues of interest in accordance with their collective rights in order to increase the participation and inclusion of Indigenous Peoples and their knowledge in a holistic and integrated manner in the fight against climate change for their action in coordination with national and international levels, especially with the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), as well as being able to contribute to the work of the Convention on Biological Diversity and other conventions.

The initiative to create this Platform is based on Decision 1CP/21 that establishes the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Platform under the UNFCCC, and Decision 2CP/24 of the UNFCCC that encourages Parties to replicate the functions of the Platform at the national and regional levels.

The event, part of the Amazon Dialogues, also highlighted the challenges towards the next COPs, especially COP30, and the need to co-design a participation strategy that includes training processes for Indigenous Peoples on the functioning and importance of the COPs that contribute to greater and active participation in climate discussions, especially the voices of indigenous youth and women, as expressed by the indigenous leader from Brazil, Marciely Ayap Tupari of COIAB.

Participants of the August 5 event:

OTCA - BIOMAZ Project Coordinator and Indigenous Peoples Platform Project Coordinator.

Climate Justice Directorate - Ministry of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil

GRULAC representative to the Facilitation Group of the LCIPP / UNFFCC Platform.

Directorate of Climate Change and Risk Management of the Ministry of Environment - Colombia.

The Climate Reality Project Brazil.







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