We are the best #GuardiansOfTheForest

The Global Alliance of Territorial Communities is a coalition of Indigenous and local communities of the Amazon Basin, Brazil, Indonesia and Mesoamerica. Together we represent 35 million forest peoples in 18 countries, and more than 400 million hectares of forests

Four territorial organizations make up our alliance: The Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA), the Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), the Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests (AMPB) and the Alliance of Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago (AMAN)

 

Scientific evidence shows that the contributions of indigenous peoples and local communities to the preservation of forests are vital in order to achieve humanity’s climate and conservation goals

Leading the movement for community-based climate solutions the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities advocates for the respect of the rights and the inclusion of forest peoples in global negotiations on climate change, forests and biodiversity. Learn about OUR DEMANDS

RAISING THE PROFILE OF GLOBAL INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AS PARTNERS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

WHO WE ARE

The Global Alliance of Territorial Communities is a coalition of indigenous and community organizations from Asia, Mesoamerica and the Amazon Basin that advocates for the respect of their rights and the inclusion of forest peoples in global negotiations on forests and climate change.

To play our vital role in the protection of the forests of the world, we are calling for:

 

1) An end to the violence, criminalization and murder of our peoples

2) Recognition and enforcement of legitimate territorial rights

3) Direct access to climate finance

4) Full respect of the right to free, prior and informed consent

5) Incorporation of traditional knowledge in climate change strategies

 

OUR DEMANDS

For generations, we have effectively protected the forests of the world, yet our territories continue to be taken over and our communities attacked and killed for standing up. Support us and help us call on governments, civil society and the private sector to:

KLAMATH CAMP

More than 30 leaders from the Amazon, Mesoamerica, Indonesia and Brazil VISITED Klamath to share THEIR stories of hope and struggle with the Yurok people.

In the week ahead of attending the Global Climate Action Summit to call for environmental protection, the #GuardiansoftheForest visited the Yoruk Tribe in Klamath, California, to share experiences and learn about the successful carbon forestry program of the Yurok people and the Government of California have undertaken; as well as the forest fire program co-managed with the California Environmental Protection Agency.

Through the carbon initiative, the Yuroks have committed to preserving more than 8,000 acres of their forest land for 100 years. Currently, more than 800,000 carbon offset credits have been issued with which the Yurok communities have been able to survive, recover their territories, and contribute to the mitigation of climate change.

The Yurok people have combined their traditional knowledge with state-of-the-art technology to support the Government of California's strategy to prevent and manage forest fires.

Photo: If Not Us Then Who

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    Scientific Evidence
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    2019 Report by the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities
    Climate benefits, tenure costs: the economic case for securing indigenous land rights in the Amazon
    Declaration of the Guardians of the Forest – October 24, 2017
    Defenders of the Earth: global killing of land and environmental defenders in 2016
    Deklarasi of the Guardians of the Forest (Bahasa – Indonesia)
    Forest peoples: numbers across the world
    Forests and Land Use: Undervalued Assets for Global Climate Stabilization (study)
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    Photo, Delegates
    Photo, Delegation at European Parliament
    Photo, Delegation of women with parliamentarian Suzanne Kröger
    Photo, Delegation with the parliamentarian Suzanne Kröger
    Photo, Demonstration in London
    Photo, Dialogue with activists in the Kima At Weekend
    Photo, European Parliament Meeting
    Photo, Exhibition at the Klima At Weekend
    Photo, Guardians of the Forest with activists from around the world in the Klima At Weekend
    Photo, Guardians of the Forest with activists from around the world in the Klimate At Weekend
    Photo, Indigenous Leader Demonstration in London
    Photo, Indigenous Leader Demonstration in London
    Photo, Indigenous Leader Demonstration in London
    Photo, Indigenous Leader with International Amnesty
    Photo, Intervention in the Kima At Weekend
    Photo, meeting at Amnesty International UK
    Photo, Meeting at European Union Directorate for Development Cooperation (DEVCO)
    Photo, Meeting with Nicolas Hulot, French Minister of Environment
    Photo, National Assembly France
    Photo, Opening Ceremony London Demonstration
    Photo, Panel at European Parliament
    Photo, Press Conference. October 17, 2017
    Photo, Reception of the declaration of the Forest Guardians by the parliamentarian Suzanne Krönge
    Photo, Tour Launch
    Power and potential: a comparative analysis of national laws and regulations concerningwomen’s rights to community forests
    Press Release – Guardians of the Forest Campaign Launch
    The economic costs and benefits of securing community forest tenure: evidence from Brazil and Guatemala
    Toward a global baseline of carbon storage in collective lands: an updated analysis of indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ contributions to climate change mitigation
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    Who owns the world´s land?: a global baseline of formally recognized indigenous and community land rights

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