ACTO brought together leaders from 8 countries to form the Amazon Regional Platform of Indigenous Peoples

- Indigenous leaders from the Amazon, government representatives from ACTO Member Countries and specialists from different areas met in Brasilia

with the purpose of formulating recommendations that contribute to the articulation processes in the region and the design of an Amazon Regional Strategy for Indigenous Peoples and climate change.

July 31, 2023. The regional event "Dialogue and Exchange of Experiences for the construction of the Regional Platform of Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon" was held from July 19 to 22 and included three days of presentations, group work and dialogues to share experiences related to different sectoral areas. Some important contributions were highlighted, such as the contribution of indigenous knowledge, especially in food security, conservation, and use of the forest. As well as the transmission of ancestral knowledge that has allowed, until today, that more than 7.4 million hectares of the Amazon subsist and continue to provide regulatory functions of climate, vital water supply and food.

ACTO promotes the international event as part of the work plan of the project it implements with the support of the Euroclima Program of the European Union, for the CREATION OF THE AMAZON REGIONAL PLATFORM OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES in compliance with the mandates of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement, which recognizes the contribution of the knowledge of Indigenous Peoples in the processes of adaptation and mitigation and the urgency of including this contribution in climate policies to increase climate action.

The reflections and recommendations in each of the topics addressed will be collected and directed in strategic lines that guide the priority actions for the Amazon region and the formation of the Amazon Regional Platform of Indigenous Peoples, as an instance of permanent articulation of dialogue in the region that allow the implementation of mitigation and adaptation actions in the ACTO States.

For their part, the official government delegations will also share actions and lines of work to find topics and actions of convergence, since the eight States make up the same territory of the largest and most continuous rainforest in the world.


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