Collective Action of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

Notification calling for submissions of views and experiences on collective action of indigenous and local communities

Online Forum

Dialogue Workshop on Assessment of Collective Action of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Biodiversity Conservation and Resource Mobilization

Submissions received
Bolivia
The Role of Collective Actions of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities for the Protection of Biodiversity

Canada
Experience of collective action in the field of agriculture to maintain environmental public goods; Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program; Salmonid Enhancement Program; Salish Sea Marine Survival Project; Beaufort Sea Partnership; The Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk Program; Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management Program; Canada's Network of Marine Protected Areas

Colombia
Acciones Colectivas para la Conservación de la Biodiversidad: Reporte 2010 - 2015, Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt

Nepal
Indigenous and Local Climate Change Adaptation Practices in Nepal, including case studies of understanding indigenous and local practices in water management for climate change adaptation, indigenous and local practices in forest and pasture management for climate change adaptation, indigenous and local practices in rural transport infrastructure for climate change adaptation, indigenous and local practices in settlements and housing for climate change adaptation, indigenous and traditional social institutions for climate change adaptation in Nepal

Indigenous and Local Knowledge and Practices for Climate Resilience in Nepal, Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management in Development, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MoSTE), Kathmandu, Nepal

Timor Leste
Local Knowledge of Timor, Based on the national workshop on “Promoting LINKS and SIDS Programmes in Timor Leste”, Dili, Timor Leste, 7 – 8 June 2011. Editor: Demetrio do Amaral de Carvalho

Useful readings
CBD documents:
Conceptual and Methodological Framework for Evaluating the Contribution of Collective Action to Biodiversity Conservation (UNEP/CBD/COP/12/INF/7, 26 September 2014)
Report on Activities on Collective Actions and Non-market-based Approaches for Resource Mobilization (UNEP/CBD/COP/12/13/Add.5/Rev.1, 30 September 2014)
Guidance for the discussions concerning local communities within the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity (UNEP/CBD/AHEG/LCR/1/2, 7 July 2011)
Report of the Expert Group Meeting of Local Community Representatives within the context of Article 8(j) and related provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity (UNEP/CBD/WG8J/7/8/Add.1, 4 September 2011)
Recommendation 7/2 “Participatory mechanisms for indigenous and local communities in the work of the Convention” (UNEP/CBD/COP/11/7, 24 November 2011)
Decision XI/14 “Article 8(j) and related provisions” (UNEP/CBD/COP/DEC/XI/14, 5 December 2012)

UN documents:
Resolution 61/295 of the United Nations General Assembly “United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (107th plenary meeting, 13 September 2007)

IPBES documents:
Scoping for the methodological assessment on the diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its benefits, including biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services, IPBES/3/8, 21 October 2014
Update on the work of the task force on indigenous and local knowledge systems, IPBES/3/INF/2, 31 December 2014
Preliminary guide regarding diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its benefits, including biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services, IPBES/3/INF/7 (deliverable 3 (d)), 29 December 2014

Stockholm Resilience Centre:
The Multiple Evidence Base approach

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