COP19: Victoria Trauli-Corpuz on the importance of having indigenous peoples at these talks

COP19 (20/11/13) – Victoria Trauli-Corpuz the Executive Director of the Tebtebba, the Indigenous People’s International Centre for Policy Research and Education talks about the importance of having indigenous people at these talks.

She talks about the role of indigenous people within these talks, particularly the negotiations of forests. A large proportion of the worlds tropical forests are in the territory on indigenous people. Indigioues people should be involved in any process that is making decisiosn about their land.

At the talks indigenous people engage in all levels of decision making. Trauli-Corpuz is part of the Philippine delegation whilst some of her other partners come with NGOs to put pressure on their governments from a civil society seat.