Indigenous peoples' informed voices critical in Cancún

Board Member Chris Meyer weighs in Indigenous Peoples, REDD, and forests from the Cancun UN climate change negotiations:

A indigenous youth in Arimae harvests mamonesA indigenous youth in Arimae harvests mamones. Click for a larger viewIndigenous Peoples are gaining ground in the international negotiations on climate change, especially negotiations on REDD. However, there is more that can be done nationally and internationally.

COONAPIP, the national organization of Indigenous Peoples of Panama is here in Cancun with Panama country badges. Thus, they can attend the closed meetings and are expected to be helping the Panamanian government delegates form their strategies.

For the full story, check out this post written for the Environmental Defense Fund on Indigenous Peoples' participation in the negotiation.