Webinar on Wednesday: “Indigenous people’s rights and climate change in the Arctic” | Polarjournal
Indigenous peoples of the Arctic, whether in Russia, Greenland, or North America, are severely affected by the impacts of climate change. But climate change mitigation measures that exploit Arctic resources are also making it more difficult for them to survive. Photo: Heiner Kubny

The Swiss Society for Threatened Peoples is offering a side event to the Climate Change Conference in Glasgow on Wednesday, November 3. Delivered through the Geneva Cryosphere HUB, the Swiss link to Glasgow, the online event “Indigenous people’s rights and climate change in the Arctic” will provide insights into the perspectives of indigenous communities affected by climate change.

The webinar will introduce the newly established Indigenous Peoples’ Platform on Traditional Knowledge and Adaptation to Climate Change, a platform for indigenous communities to share their views on the impacts of and response to climate change.

The second part will discuss the negative impacts of the economic exploitation of the Arctic, also in the name of climate change mitigation measures. It will discuss how the rights of indigenous peoples can be safeguarded in these projects.

Time: Wednesday, November 3, 5 – 7 pm , CET

Language: English

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