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TWN Info Service on Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge (Dec20/04)
23 December 2020
Third World Network

Dear friends and colleagues,

Nature-based solutions for climate change: a vision from indigenous peoples

Nature-based solutions (NbS) is a term that is in wide use now. Its meaning is contested, particularly by civil society organisations critical of the use of the term to greenwash potential false solutions to climate change.

This Policy Brief by Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education) brings an indigenous peoples’ perspective to the discussion.

According to the authors, “The reality is that the definition of these interventions in the territories, with a new terminology, could mean great risks for Indigenous Peoples as there is no clarity and different interpretations of what it means.”

“But the great flaw that we identify is that it maintains traditional conservationist approaches that separate Indigenous Peoples from participation in the processes, and above all, the actions and decision-making that could be carried out in our lands and territories.”

The Policy Brief ‘Nature-based solutions for climate change: a vision from indigenous peoples’ is available at: 

https://www.tebtebba.org/index.php/component/fileman/?view=file&routed=1&name=policy-brief-3-2020.pdf&container=fileman-attachments

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