Governments and representatives of indigenous peoples and local communities outline recommendations for increasing their future participation in the UN Biodiversity Convention within the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Pointers:-

● Eleventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intersessional Working Group on Article 8(j) discussed form and content of indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) contributions in future work of the Convention.

● IPLCs recognised as full and effective partners in the implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

● Cultural and biological diversity recognised as intimately linked, equally necessary for the longterm resilience of both societies and ecosystems.

Delegates to the eleventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (11WG8J) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) agreed on a set of recommendations for consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Review of Implementation regarding a fully integrated programme of work on matters related to indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) within the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, to be agreed next year at the UN Biodiversity Conference1
in Kunming, China.

Recommendations were also made regarding future elements of work on the links between nature and culture in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

Follow links below for full statement.

https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/speech/11th-meeting-ad-ho...

https://www.cbd.int/doc/press/2019/pr-2019-11-22-8j-en.pdf