September 20

Report: Indigenous Peoples are Being Excluded from a Global Pool of Climate Cash

Indigenous peoples are largely being excluded from trillions in global spending to mitigate climate change, with governments doing little to ensure that climate funding not only respects Indigenous rights but supports Indigenous-led green projects.

That’s according to a new report focused on green financing by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, José Francisco Calí Tzay, which will be discussed at the U.N.’s Human Rights Council this month. The 54th regular session of the United Nations body kicked off last week in Geneva.

Photo courtesy of Marlon del Aguila Guerrero/CIFOR.

Source: Grist (link opens in a new window)

Environment, Investing
climate change, human rights, sustainable finance