Indigenous urge to participate in world climate change summit

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The World Environment Conference to be held in December seeks to coordinate actions among countries in the region to combat climate change (Photo Archive)

Indigenous representatives from seven countries on Friday sought to partake of declarations and agreements resulting from the World Environmental Conference (COP20), organized by the United Nations in Peru for the month of December. “Indigenous peoples have the right to participate in processes of decision-making on all measures affecting them reach “Quote of the text made public by indigenous delegates from Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Surinam, Bolivia and Ecuador.La final resolution of the” Prior Consultation and regional change climate. Meeting of leaders of the Amazon Basin “considers that indigenous peoples” should be involved in the design, implementation, evaluation of declarations, resolutions, policies, programs and projects that affect them. “” Should ensure the participation of indigenous organizations in Council meetings of delegates from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) “is another of the conclusions reflected in the texto.De Similarly, the paper suggests the development of spaces for indigenous communities within the regional bloc by the Coordinator . of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) Another point raised by the resolution is the duty of employers to respect the environment and the rights of indigenous communities, and to reiterate the government’s role as the main guarantor of participatory processes and consultations.