A leader of a Jakarta-based indigenous people’s organisation has expressed disappointment at the agreement recently adopted at the Paris climate conference COP21, saying the pact failed to show recognition of tribal peoples.
Abdon Nababan, secretary-general of the Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago, said tribal peoples’ position as keepers of forest and peatland ecosystems ¬ which are vital for climate change mitigation ¬ should be strongly recognised.
“What I hoped for isn’t included in the Paris agreement. The rights of indigenous people are only mentioned in the preamble instead of the operational text,” said Nababan, who particpated in the Paris summit. Read more »