The International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples is calling on the UNFCCC Parties meeting in Katowice, Poland, to protect the world’s rapidly deteriorating mountain environments.
The Suusamyr Declaration was issued at the fifth INMIP Horizontal Learning – Exchange, which took place in Kyrgyzstan from the 26 – 31 of July, 2018. The declaration is agreed on by more than 50 indigenous mountain communities of 10 countries of South, Central and Southeast Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and Africa.
A presentation of the Declaration will be made at the COP24 on 6 December 2018, 11:00-12:00 Area E MYSY Room 24, by Alejandro Argumedo (Global Coordinator of INMIP)
Last year, over 100 indigenous peoples, representing 39
mountain communities, representatives from civil society, research, government and donor organisations, gathered in the Potato Park, Cusco, Peru, from 19 to
23 April 2017, for the fourth community to community
learning exchange of INMIP. The exchange brought
together these representative in aims to
discuss the role of indigenous and modern knowledge
systems in improving the wellbeing of mountain
communities in the face of climate change.