Session 4 - Défendre notre avenir : garantir l'avenir des défenseurs de l'environnement - et de notre planète
* Les opinions exprimées dans cet enregistrement sont celles des auteurs et ne représentent pas nécessairement celles des Nations Unies, y compris le PNUD, ou des États membres des Nations Unies.
29 septembre 2020, 15h00-16h30 (EDT)
In 2019, more than 200 environmental defenders were killed, and many more were tortured, beaten or intimidated. Environmental defenders are at the frontline in protecting the nature that sustains all. In this session, we will hear from the diverse peoples who protect the world’s forests, the Indigenous and community leaders who are being criminalized and murdered at alarming rates. This is a serious problem not only for the communities themselves who lose family members, homes and livelihoods but also for the forests they protect. Eighty percent of the world’s biodiversity is protected by Indigenous and local peoples with a critical mass of scientific research proving that any plan for conservation must have elected indigenous leaders and local peoples guiding decisions. In this closing session of the Nature for Life Hub, we will also hear how we can support the world’s Indigenous and local communities as they fight to protect the last remaining tropical rainforests.