The meeting brings together leaders from four states to discuss the role of indigenous peoples in tackling climate change, at Cop28 and in carbon projects in the territories
Around 70 grassroots leaders from the states of Roraima, Amazonas, Acre and Mato Grosso met between the September 23-27 in the Raposa Serra do Sol Indigenous Land (RR) for the Exchange of Local Indigenous Experiences in Tackling Climate Change. It was organized by the Indigenous Council of Roraima (CIR), the Native Amazon Operation (OPAN) and RCA (the Amazon Cooperation Network), with support from iCS. The event shared the work of the CIR and the invited organizations in relation to the fight against climate change, discussions regarding the prospects of the arrival of carbon projects in the territories and conversations about the important spaces and themes to the indigenous peoples on the subject in question. The entire group that is going to COP28, in Dubai, formed by representatives from the CIR, the organizations and executive secretary of the RCA, the Juruena Vivo Network and OPAN, participated in the meeting, which also offered preliminary training for the international agenda.