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|Alternative Title(s):||Anchorage Declaration on Climate Change|
|Description:||The Declaration was issued at the Indigenous Peoples' Global Summit on Climate Change, held at Anchorage, Alaska, 20-24 April 2009, and convening Indigenous representatives from the Arctic, North America, Asia, Acific, Latin America, Africa, Caribbean and Russia.
The Declaration affirms that the inherent and fundamental human rights and status of Indigenous Peoples, affirmed in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), must be fully recognized and respected in all decision-making processes and activities related to climate change. This includes the rights of Indigenous Peoples to lands, territories, environment and natural resources as contained in Articles 25�30 of the UNDRIP. The right of Self Determination of Indigenous Peoples must be recognized and respected, emphasizing the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent, including the right to say "no". The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreements and principles must reflect the spirit and the minimum standards contained in UNDRIP.
English, French, Russian and Spanish versons of the Declaration are available in pdf.
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|Keywords:||air & atmosphere
forests and deforestation
rights of indigenous peoples
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