As the world comes to Paris for COP21, UNESCO and the French National Museum of Natural History, together with Tebtebba and Conservation International is organizing an international conference on indigenous peoples and climate change.
Indigenous peoples, governments and scientists are invited to engage in a transdisciplinary dialogue to understand the impacts of a changing climate on communities and how climate change policy, programmes and tools can be developed to support local resilience.
The two day conference will consist of plenaries, parallel sessions and ministerial level keynotes, opening and closing ceremonies. Distinguished experts from indigenous peoples, national governments and scientists will be invited to deliver keynotes. The parallel sessions will be enriched by a selection of panelists representing the best testimonies, case studies, projects and initiatives from around the world. Participation on the panels will be juried by a scientific selection committee consisting of experts from indigenous peoples, scientists and the presidencies of COP 20 and 21.