After a year of work, a meeting was organized to take stock of results with the participation of the seven indigenous organizations in the country.
The Indigenous Peoples’ Platform against Climate Change (PPICC) is the result of a demand expressed by Peru’s indigenous population during consultation on the Regulation of the Framework Law on Climate Change in 2019, a process that was accompanied by FIIAPP within the framework of its activity within theEuropean Union-funded EUROCLIMA+ programme.
The PPICC seeks to establish intercultural dialogue with indigenous communities on climate change. It is a space for exchange that manages, articulates, disseminates and monitors proposals for adaptation and mitigation measures to benefit native peoples in the face of climate change, valuing their traditional and ancestral knowledge, practices and knowledge. Indigenous people agree that protecting their territorial rights over forests, increasing their participation in the governance of climate action, and valuing their traditional and ancestral knowledge, practices, and knowledge can all contribute to tackling climate change.
With the support of the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Culture is currently working on the legal development and strengthening of the Platform’s environmental governance and its participation in relevant national bodies in environmental decision-making, such as the National Commission on Climate Change.
The Political Balance Workshop in Peru was attended by more than 60 participants from the seven indigenous organisations that are members of the PPICC: The Inter-Ethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Jungle (AIDESEP), the National Agrarian Confederation (CNA), the Confederation of Amazonian Nationalities of Peru (CONAP), the Peruvian Peasant Confederation (CCP), the National Federation of Peru’s Peasant, Artisan, Indigenous, Native and Salaried Women (FENMUCARINAP), the National Organisation of Andean and Amazonian Indigenous Women of Peru (ONAMIAP) and the National Union of Aymara Communities (UNCA).
The main achievements of the workshop were to obtain a first draft of the PPICC Work Plan for 2022, which focuses on four results – the integration of national bases with regional bases of the OOII; management of the PPICC in coordination with MINAM, MIMP and the Ministry of Culture; implementation of adaptation and mitigation measures in indigenous communities and a greater diffusion and search for financing from the PPICC to ensure sustainability.