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Three ‘E’s to guide the post-2020 biodiversity roadmap

Joji Carino
07 Nov 2018

Joji Cariño sets out three key principles that could underpin a new biodiversity deal where humans and nature work in harmony – and explains why indigenous peoples and local communities will be key in shaping this deal.

Q&A: Women in rural India are nature’s guardians

06 Nov 2018
Reetu Sogani describes the special bond between women in India and the country’s natural resources – a connection that positions them as key preservers and managers of biodiversity. Despite this, women’s voices often go unheard in policies intended to support biodiversity conservation.

Film: Quechua farmers take their potato seeds to Svalbard

11 Sep 2017

The story of a spiritual journey made by Quechua farmers bringing their cherished potato seeds from the Potato Park, in the high Andes of Peru, to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on a remote island halfway between Norway and the North Pole, has been documented in a film.

Peak changes: Article on the INMIP workshop in Tajikistan

02 Jun 2016

Stockholm Resilience Centre speaks to Pernilla Malmer about a "walking workshop" of the International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples (INMIP) in Tajikistan, September 2015, and the importance of knowledge exchange for revitalising communities' biocultural heritage and developing tools for sustainable development in the face of climate change. 

TWN Info: Some Important Provisions in China’s Revised Seed Law

TWN Info Service on Intellectual Property and Agriculture 4 March 2016 China’s revised Seed Law was adopted on 4 November 2015 by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and the law went into effect as of 1 January 2016. The revision process lasted almost 3 years and the revision of some provisions has raised nationwide attention and debate among the industry, agricultural departments of all levels, research institutions and civil society groups.

New film documents indigenous mountain community network

29 Feb 2016

This 30 minute film, produced by indigenous filmmakers in Taiwan, documents the emergence of a new global indigenous network - the International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples (INMIP) - at a ‘walking workshop’ in Bhutan in May-June 2014. The network aims to strengthen the capacity of indigenous mountain communities to confront climate change through exchange of indigenous knowledge and seeds, and strengthening biocultural heritage and indigenous farming systems.

The Paris Agreement – a framework for local inclusion

Krystyna Swiderska
05 Feb 2016

The Paris Agreement commits governments to climate action. To deliver this agenda successfully, they must engage with all sectors of society, including indigenous peoples, and recognise traditional knowledge.

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