Wisdom of the Ages: Why Indigenous Guardians Are Essential for Meeting Climate Targets

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The health and habitability of the Earth pivots on whether or not Indigenous Peoples can continue to sustain the natural ecosystems in their ancestral territories. This conversation between Indigenous activists, human rights lawyers, and funders invites guests to think about the ways in which climate change can be addressed through Indigenous solutions.


Climate change is motivating leaders around the world to rebuild local economies, transform food systems, invest in infrastructure, and reimagine trade deals and policies. It is a rare and existential catalyst that unites seemingly disparate issues.

Join us in unraveling how interconnected factors—territories, cultural vitality, Indigenous knowledge, and land rights—bolster Indigenous Peoples actions against environmental challenges. As we conclude climate week, we will also reflect on our collective sense of what is possible and how to prepare post-Climate Week and in the lead-up to COP28.

• Nara Baré, Indigenous leader and first woman elected to lead COIAB, Brazil
• Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, Indigenous leader and former UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Philippines
• Jennifer Corpuz, Indigenous leader and lawyer, Philippines
• Hindou Ibrahim, Indigenous leader and environmental activist, Chad (TBC)
• Paul Roughan, Indigenous Strategic Advisor, Solomon Islands
• Moderator: Peter Seligmann, Founder, Nia Tero, USA

The Zoom Link for this session is https://tnc.zoom.us/j/97718246008

20th, September 2023 from 15:30 to 17:00
Madison Hub
Convene 101 Park Avenue
New York,
United States