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Matthew Scherer on 9/11, the Financial Crisis, and Climate Change as Conversion Events (Full Screen)
RELATED RESOURCES: CLIMATE CHANGE
April 24, 2009
The product of the Indigenous Peoples' Global Summit on Climate Change, "The Anchorage Declaration" outlines a series of recommended actions to combat climate change on the national and international level. It begins by decrying the impact of climate change on traditional indigenous relationships with the natural world and reaffirming the indigenous right to be involved in climate change decision-making. The list of fourteen recommendations identifies specific and binding emissions targets, calls on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to establish formal participatory structures for indigenous peoples, denounces "false solutions" like agro-fuels, calls on states to respect and protect the traditional land-use and land ownership practices of indigenous peoples, and notes several additional areas for UN action. The declaration closes by emphasizing the need for collection action on climate change.