Key resources

CICADA Launches Four Policy Briefs on Biocultural Diversity

CICADA, ICCA Consortium Member, launched the first four policy briefs of its series on biocultural diversity in settler state contexts. They identify challenges, explore opportunities, and provide recommendations on: biocultural indicators and the nexus of nature, culture, and well-being; livelihoods, food sovereignty, health, and well-being; information and communications technologies; and territorial defense in extractive contexts. Read more ▸

Natural Justice Launches the Third Edition of the Living Convention

On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Natural Justice (ICCA Consortium Member) launched the third edition of the Living Convention. The Living Convention is a response to this important and often-asked question: “What are the rights of Indigenous peoples, local communities, peasants and their organisations at the international level?” It provides a foundation to ensure people are in a stronger position to understand the law, shape the law and use the law. Read more ▸

The Indigenous World 2020 – by IWGIA

IWGIA recently published its report ‘The Indigenous World 2020’. An impressive 114 authors contributed to the report; Indigenous and non-indigenous activists and scholars from all over the world. The work surveys the main events to impact the lives of Indigenous communities in 2019. The book will stand as a go-to reference for all who wish to be informed and current on the rights of Indigenous peoples.  Read more ▸

Earth Vikalp Sangam: Proposal for a Global Tapestry of Alternatives

“Globally, there is a visible counter-trend to the destructive process of ‘development’ that the forces of capitalism, statism, and patriarchy have imposed”. In this article, Ashish Kothari (Member of the ICCA Consortium Council of Elders) introduces a new global initiative, attempting to weave together the various movements seeking alternatives to mainstream development.  Read more ▸

ICCA Consortium Policy Brief no 7 – Meanings and More…

In 2018, the Council of the ICCA Consortium decided to develop a lexicon of meaningful concepts and terms frequently used in its work, policies, and communications with its Members and Partners. Many of us felt that such a reference compendium would be particularly useful because the Consortium has highlighted and adopted new ways of referring to phenomena which had not been heretofore conceptually analysed. First among them are the very ICCAs—territories of life that are at the heart of the Consortium’s work…  Read more ▸

ICCA Consortium Policy Brief no 6 – Nourishing Life -Territories of Life & Food Sovereignty

The ICCA Consortium is delighted to release its new Policy Brief, which highlights and documents the profound significance of ICCAs—territories of life- and their contributions to the food sovereignty of the peoples and the communities themselves. This is a call for movements that foster food sovereignty and movements strengthening territories of life to exchange knowledge and support each other!  Read more ▸

Manual de Protección a Defensores Indígenas de los Derechos Colectivos sobre sus Tierras, Territorios y Medio Ambiente

La Federación por la Autodeterminación de los Pueblos Indígenas (FAPI), Miembro del Consorcio TICCA, publicó este manual de protección dirigido a los pueblos indígenas que defienden sus tierras, territorios y el medio ambiente. En el contexto de la movilización global contra la criminalización de las y los defensores, nos parece importante compartir este valioso recurso. Read more ▸

The Communitarian Revolutionary Subject: New Forms of Social Transformation

The hope for a unique revolutionary actor in the XX Century evaporated as a result of the weaknesses of social organizations. In the context of Mexico, this paper, written by David Barkin, ICCA Consortium Honorary member, and Alejandra Sánchez, examines the potential of an almost-forgotten group of revolutionary actors: the indigenous and peasant communities.  Read more ▸

Towards Convivial Conservation

In this article, Bram Büscher (ICCA Consortium Honorary Member) and Robert Fletcher propose an alternative perspective to conservation. Named ‘convivial conservation’, this post-capitalist approach promotes radical equity, structural transformation and environmental justice. Read more ▸