We're writing to share with you a discussion draft of a new IFG report,
Beyond Carbon: Climate Policies and Indigenous Rights, and to solicit your feedback.
The goal of the report is to provide climate advocates and policymakers with a conceptual framework for incorporating indigenous rights protections within climate measures and trade policies. It provides an introduction to indigenous rights and the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and uses a case study on agrofuels in Brazil to illustrate how the impacts of climate measures relate to specific rights.
The report also introduces the concept of an indigenous rights-based approach to climate change and provides an overview of the opportunities and challenges for incorporating indigenous rights safeguards within climate policies.
We are hoping that this discussion draft can generate some collective thinking on how to approach the challenge of climate policies and indigenous rights, and we would greatly appreciate any comments or feedback you have on whether this framework/analysis resonates or how it might be improved.
Here are the links to the full report: http://ifg.org/pdf/BeyondCarbon.pdf
and the Executive Summary: http://ifg.org/pdf/BeyondCarbon_Summary.pdf
Please direct any feedback to Gretchen Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Victor Menotti and Gretchen Gordon
International Forum on Globalization
1009 General Kennedy Avenue #2
San Francisco, CA 94129 USA