Indigenous people's "contributions" to mitigate climate change

13 November 2016

Indigenous people across the world have made “contributions” to help mitigate climate change by conserving forests and high biodiversity areas.

However, according to the UN Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, governments often do not “recognize” their efforts.

She added that their rights to maintain their property and practice their beliefs are often violated because of the interests of private business sectors.

Pierre-Marc René spoke to Ms Tauli-Corpuz during her recent visit in Mexico and began by asking the condition of indigenous people in Latin America.

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