COPwatch5: how to empower indigenous people to save the forests
08 Nov 21
In the latest daily update on the COP26 meetings in Glasgow, Ian Welsh reports from the three-day Global Landscapes Forum, where he was joined by the Hon Gary Juffa, governor of Oro province in Papua New Guinea, and Tony Simons, executive director of CIFOR-ICRAF, the body formed by the merger of the Centre for International Forestry Research and the World Agroforestry Centre.
They talk about a new initiative supported by the national and local governments in Oro province showcasing the importance of nature-based solutions, preserving biodiversity while helping indigenous communities realise the value of their landscape.
Plus news of what to look for as the COP negotiations move into the second week, and a significant announcement from the Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action.