12 Mar 2022

Venue: Club Suisse de la Presse | Domaine de Penthes

Organization: Forest Peoples Programme, Swedbio, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity

While it is increasingly recognised that Indigenous Peoples and local communities play vital roles in protecting and sustainably using the earth’s biodiversity, this is yet to be translated into substantial support for their ongoing efforts. Communities on the frontlines of agribusiness expansion face increasing threats; only a small fraction of Indigenous Peoples have secure rights to their lands and territories, and global financing for biodiversity and climate often does not reach the people who are working most closely to protect nature.

In recognition of the important role that SBSTTA 24, SBI 3 and WG2020-3 will play in increasing global support for Indigenous Peoples’ efforts to save our common home, we invite you to an evening of short films illustrating the diversity and significance of these efforts. The films will showcase emerging Indigenous filmmakers’ work, and present Indigenous perspectives on the socio-ecological crisis.

This event will also launch a new digital platform bringing together all the case studies from Local Biodiversity Outlooks 1 and 2, a companion publication to the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Global Biodiversity Outlook.

Please note that we have limited space and so request that all participants RSVP to Claire Bracegirdle (cbracegirdle@forestpeoples.org). Additionally, we politely ask that all participants take a Lateral Flow Test before entering the building, and wear masks while not drinking or eating.