Knowledge sharing and joint discussion of ways to respond to current climate issues to preserve the wealth offered by the earth and fight against land grabbing
Created in 1948, IUCN has since participated in all major global debates on environment and sustainable development. Its recommendations and its philosophy integrate sustainability issues into our lifestyles and production and call on stakeholders worldwide to integrate their policies. In this context, IUCN provides scientific knowledge and provides a space for international debate which meet various and actors involved.
A motion adopted at the IUCN conference “becomes a resolution with considerable weight” to the cites (CITES) “which has a legal authority “said John Robinson, an official of the NGO Wildlife Conservation Society.
Thousands of politicians, academics, business leaders and citizens, all belonging to indigenous communities around the world have been meeting since September 1 around a common goal. On the program: knowledge sharing, and joint reflection on ways to respond to current climate issues, to preserve the wealth offered by our planet and fight against land grabbing.
Indigenous peoples are the best protectors of the natural world
President Obama spoke Wednesday, September 7 in Honolulu in front of the Pacific Islands leaders and delegates of the congress to discuss the role of isolated islands in the climate context but also the importance of the link between conservation and change climate.
Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for the White House, this conference represents “an important opportunity to bring together not only the leaders of the Pacific Islands, motivated by the implementation of urgent action against climate change but also environmental advocates from around the world”.
Directly involved in the protection of nature, and the first victims of the destruction of their environment, indigenous peoples demreurent best protectors of the natural world.
According reporterre.net, “indigenous peoples are closely related to the environment and the territory on which they depend, they care and they all derive their livelihood for countless generations. When they are separated all traditions, knowledge, beliefs, and by the same token their identity disappear. Maintaining a harmony with their lifestyles, these communities show us that humbly respectful coexistence with nature is possible, but especially desirable.
Unfortunately, in the current environment, they are still and always the victims of migration due to global warming and expropriations imposed by States deny any liability on behalf of the triumphant economy. The activities proposed by this annual gathering which encompasses over 1,200 non-governmental organizations and must effectively influence the next major UN decisions on global warming.