The Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform (LCIPP)
The Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform (LCIPP) was established at the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 24) meeting in Katowice, Poland, in 2018. The Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC recognizes that climate change is a common concern of humankind and that when taking action to address climate change, the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities need to be considered, respected, and promoted. Furthermore, the COP recognizes the need to strengthen knowledge, technologies, practices, and efforts of local communities and indigenous peoples when addressing and responding to climate change.
The COP established the LCIPPP to provide a mechanism for protecting and preserving traditional knowledge, building the capacity for engagement of indigenous peoples and local communities in the UNFCCC process, and designing and implementing climate change policies and actions in ways that respect and promote the rights and interests of indigenous peoples and local communities taking into account the free, prior and informed consent of the holders of such knowledge, innovations, and practices. The LCIPP works to build the capacity of indigenous peoples and local communities to engage in the UNFCCC process, including the undertaking of actions that can contribute to climate-change-related processes. The LCIPP facilitates the integration of diverse knowledge systems, practices and innovations in designing and implementing international and national actions, programs and policies in a manner that respects and promotes the rights and interests of local communities and indigenous peoples.
The initial workplan of the LCIPP for 2020-21 was published in March 2020. Download Workplan Here
The International Council on Environmental Economics and Development (ICEED) regularly attends the LCIPP meetings and works closely with the co-chairs of the LCIPP.