The ICCA Consortium and many of our Members are co-organising events during the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP15) in Montreal in December 2022. Explore the event listings below and join us in-person or online where available!
McGill University, Montréal, Canada and Online
Dialogue on Indigenous and Community Leadership in Conservation
It is now widely recognized that Indigenous Peoples’, local communities’ and Afro-descendant Peoples’ collective guardianship over their lands, territories and resources is critical to realizing global climate, biodiversity and sustainable development goals. To support them in doing so, the world must accelerate investments in Indigenous and community-led conservation and the realization of their self-determined priorities, both for their communities and the pursuit of a more sustainable planet for all.
This all-day event will convene Indigenous and community leaders from diverse regions, including North America, Latin America, Asia and Africa, along with delegates attending CBD COP15. Together, we will discuss challenges and opportunities for Indigenous and community leadership and rights-based approaches for addressing the interlinked biodiversity and climate crises, and pathways for a more just and equitable post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
Room: Side-event 1
All Our Relations: Exploring the role of relationships, partnerships, and networks in supporting Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ self-determined priorities
Side Event #5048
As more and more people and organisations seek to offer support to Indigenous Peoples and local communities, it is vitally important to reflect on the very nature of relationships and partnerships, including the core values that should guide them and the power imbalances that often pervade them. Join us for an exciting event with ‘lightning roundtables’ with representatives from Indigenous Peoples, conservation NGOs, funders, and support organisations.
Room: Contact Group 5
Identifying, Recognizing and Reporting OECMs: Experiences in Implementing COP Decision 14/8
Side Event #4656
The event will offer short presentations and discussions of case studies of OECMs with different governance models and stakeholders from Canada, Africa, Latin America and Asia.
Room: Side-event 1
How a human rights-based approach can deliver a truly transformative and just post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
Side Event #4439
A local to global, semi-structured panel of human rights and biodiversity experts from Parties, Indigenous peoples and local communities, and other representatives from civil society, and the UN will present and discuss inspiring examples of how a human rights-based approach to biodiversity protection can contribute to and should be part of the successful and equitable implementation of the post-2020 GBF.
Room: Marie Khan Woman's Caucus meeting room
Ingredients to operationalise the Post-2020 Gender Plan of action
Side Event #4627
This will be a one-hour interactive dialogue between women’s organizations and national governments to learn about their initiatives, lessons learned and practical suggestions to implement both the stand-alone target on gender equality and the post-2020 Gender Plan of Action aiming to contribute toward the success of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. The panel will promote a holistic discussion by bringing in different perspectives shaped by their background, ethnicity, and age, representing diverse geographies worldwide.
The event will have simultaneous interpretations of English, Spanish and French and will be live streamed through the hosts’ and co-conveners social media channels. The session will also include an open space for the audience to ask additional questions to the panellists and share their experiences.
Conflict, Oppression, and Indigenous Territories of Life: Finding Local Solutions to Global Challenges in Burma
A delegation of Indigenous leaders from Burma will speak about the successes of Indigenous solutions to pressing conservation challenges despite the insurmountable violence and hardships that indigenous peoples in Burma face.
Room: Side-event 1
Indigenous and local communities small scale fisheries: local stewardship for the implementation of the 2030 biodiversity conservation agenda
Side Event #4900
This will be a 90-minute interactive panel of SSF representatives from around the world, sharing their experience and suggestions to ensure a truly transformative biodiversity agenda that includes participatory, inclusive, transparent and accountable implementation of the Post-2020 GBF that safeguards human rights, gender equality and their ways of life.
Room: Side event 2
From the Aichi Targets to the post-2020 GBF: expanding global partnerships to recognize the role of Indigenous Peoples and local communities’ territories and areas (ICCAs) for biodiversity conservation and human well-being
Side Event #4793
The side event will review examples of multi-actor partnerships established between civil society networks, state parties and UN agencies, in support to ICCAs at national and regional levels, together with integrated reporting frameworks for protected and conserved areas at the international level.