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