Tilbage

Indigenous Women's Solutions to Climate Change

Organisation:

Oxfam IBIS

Pulje:

Puljen for Klima og Miljø

Bevillingstype:

Aktuel indsats (PKM)

Projekt start:

01.01.2016

Projekt slut:

31.12.2016

Beviliget beløb:

485.199,00 kr.

Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:

  • Bolivia
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Guatemala

Lokale partnere:

  • Acción Ecológica
  • CENSAT Agua Viva
  • CONIC
  • Red Paz, Integración y Desarrollo
  • Saramanta Wamikuna (Ecuador)

Overordnede mål :

Indigenous women are often in the frontline in terms of the impacts of a changing climate. Globally, the world is experiencing increasingly frequent droughts and floods which are having economic but also profound social consequences. Indigenous women of Latin America are particularly at risk because of their dependency on natural resources, and we lack a deeper understanding of their role in adaptation and mitigation to a changing climate. In 2014, for the first time in the history of the COP (Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC), a communications and advocacy platform for indigenous peoples took place. The platform raised the concerns of indigenous peoples about their communities and forests to high-level decision makers. One of the indigenous proposals for COP20 referred to women asking for the support to create a specific program for indigenous women, recognizing their strategic role in adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change, and allowing them direct access to climate funds. Not much progress is expected to happen on this issue at COP21. Rather, COP22 is hoped to be an opportunity to bring back on the political agenda the practical solutions to climate change, as implementation of the COP21 agreement and previous agreements will require further negotiation. Furthermore, the studies and the policy proposal are hoped to become important inputs in the regional debate related to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and national climate change adaptation and mitigation plans, and how these take local realities, particularly indigenous women, into consideration.

Umiddelbare mål :

To present at COP22 Latin American indigenous women´s policy proposal “indigenous women’s solutions to climate change” and advocate for the proposal to be incorporated into national and international climate change policies.

Målgrupper :

The studies and proposal development will be carried out in sixteen communities: four communities in each of the four selected countries: Guatemala, Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia, reaching approximately 400 women and 120 men.

Resume:

Kvinder blandt oprindelige folk er en særlig sårbar gruppe når det kommer til de globale klimaforandringer. De er ofte blandt dem, der rammes hårdest af det ændrede klima, og de har pga. fattigdom og marginalisering også ofte sværest ved at blive hørt. Indianske kvinder i Latinamerika er særligt udsatte pga. deres direkte afhængighed af naturressourcer, men de besidder også en vigtig viden og løsninger på klimaforandringerne. Dette projekt handler om at tilvejebringe evidensbaseret viden om indianske kvinders rolle i at udvikleløsninger på klimaforandringerne i fire latinamerikanske lande - Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador og Guatemala – og at transformere denne viden til et fælles politisk forslag, som skal præsenteres for politikere, forhandlere og andre centrale aktører til de internatonale klimaforhandlinger i Marokko i 2016 (COP22). Processen forventes at styrke lokale, nationale og regionale partneres stemme på området i forskellige nationale og internationale fora.