Indigenous Peoples' Climate Change Portal

What's New?

Tebtebba/FPP Side Event at SB42, 8 June 2015
Deforestation, Climate Finance and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; 1:15pm at Bonn2, World Conference Center

Video: Tebtebba Press Conference, 15 Nov. 2013
TYPHOON HAIYAN AND EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS: How Indigenous Peoples are Coping with Disasters

Tebtebba/Partnership Side Event
Side event of Tebtebba and Indigenous Peoples' Partnership on Climate Change & Forests at COP 19, 13 Nov 2013 at Warsaw, Poland.

Video: Tebtebba Press Conference, 4 Dec. 2012
Analysis of the Current State of COP18 Negotiations and Indigenous Peoples' Demands on the Green Climate Fund

Interview! Climate Change Studio
Recognizing and incorporating indigenous peoples' demands in the climate change negotiations, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

IIPFCC Policy Paper
International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) Policy Paper on Climate Change
Follow tebtebba on Twitter

Who's Online

We have 141 guests online
Welcome to Indigenous Climate Portal!
Statement of Indigenous Peoples Calling for the Adoption of the Indigenous Peoples Policy at GCF BM19 PDF Print
Saturday, 24 February 2018 09:21


Statement of Indigenous Peoples Calling for the Adoption of the Indigenous Peoples Policy during the 19th Meeting of the Board of the Green Climate Fund


14 February 2018

After a long process of elaboration and consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, the final draft of the GCF Indigenous Peoples Policy is now in the
Lumad agenda of your B19 meeting for consideration and approval, together with two other key policies, the ESMS and the new Gender and Social Inclusion Policy. At the same time, you will be discussing the approval of 23 projects, at least one third of which directly or indirectly have the potential to affect Indigenous Peoples.  A random look at the projects in the pipeline for consideration and elaboration also confirms the need for a cogent policy on indigenous peoples to be adopted as a matter of urgency.

 Initially slated for consideration and approval at B17 and then postponed to B18 and now to B19 due to a full agenda of the Board, the Indigenous Peoples Policy of the GCF has now undergone three stages of elaboration and inputs from stakeholders. Well aware of its importance, we have dedicated a substantial amount of time and energy to share the subsequent drafts of the Policy with our constituencies and solicit comments and inputs in order to contribute to ensure a wide discussion where a plurality of perspectives of indigenous peoples could be taken into due account.

We wish to express our appreciation to the Board for its support to develop the Policy and to the GCF Secretariat for its efforts to integrate our concerns and proposed elements of the Policy in the three drafts, including the most recent version, that is now for discussion at B19.


Download the statement in .pdf

The Proposed GCF Indigenous Peoples Policy: Updates and Ways Forward PDF Print
Friday, 10 November 2017 09:16
COP 23 Side Event: Realising Multi-stakeholders Mobilisation and Readiness to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) PDF Print
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 14:05


23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23)

Wednesday 8 Nov. 2017, 15:00-16:30, Meeting Room 7 (Bonn Zone)

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) aims to achieving a paradigm shift towards a low carbon and climate-resilient development pathway in the global response to climate change. Ambitioning to become the most important multilateral instrument in climate finance, the Fund pays particular attention to the needs of communities and nations that are highly vulnerable to climate change, in particular Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and African States, where transformational projects and programmes are realized with GCF support. Despite Africa being considered as a focus region for the Fund, the current engagement by civil society organizations in the Fund's proceedings across the continent is very limited and faces significant challenges. The success of GCF activities and projects could however only be achievedif a wide societal consensus and proactive, critical but constructive role of multi-stakeholder actors and institutions at the local,regional and national levels, is enabled.

The Green Climate Fund Readiness and Indigenous Peoples PDF Print
Monday, 02 October 2017 09:59

Indigenous peoples are among those that are affected the most by climate change and at the same time those that have contributed and can actively contribute positive solutions to mitigation and adaptation. They have done so throughout the centuries, managing and ensuring the integrity of the ecosystems upon which their survival—physical and spiritual—strongly depends upon.
Indigenous Peoples’ Submission to the Call for Public Inputs on the GCF Indigenous Peoples Policy PDF Print
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 13:37

With a decision adopted at BM15, the Board of the Green Climate Fund mandated the Secretariat to develop and consider a Fund-wide Indigenous Peoples Policy at its 17th meeting that was held in Songdo in July 2017, a decision that was very welcome by us, indigenous peoples, and civil society organizations worldwide.[1]

The Secretariat since then launched a process of elaboration of a draft policy[2] that took due notice of the various proposals and elaborations, comments and critiques voiced by indigenous peoples’ representatives at the GCF and also originating from experience in the field, as well as the basic demands reiterated by the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) in the course of its activities at UNFCCC COPs and preparatory meetings.

<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 2 of 24