Photo: Climate Alliance


Not a day to celebrate: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2023

Today is the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples and the situation for many indigenous peoples, including our partners in Amazonia, is tense. Their territories are threatened by the climate crisis, illegal logging and drug trafficking. The Amazon Summit that concluded today without an agreement to end deforestation by 2030 also gives liittle reason for hope.

To mark the International Days of the World's Indigenous Peoples, Climate Alliance has published an exclusive interview with an indigenous representative from the border region of Colombia and Peru. The indigenous representative describes current dangers ranging from the threats posed by drug trafficking and carbon offsetting. He also points out possible solutions to improve the situation and urges us advocate for indigenous peoples and support them in their fight for their rights and territories. The interview is now available online.

Read more