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COP27: Supporting Indigenous People and Local Communities (IPLC) self-governance through climate finance: the importance of increasing and channeling climate finance to ensure self-governance of territories

Sharm El Sheik

November 15, 2022 | 10:30am EET

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Location: Innovation Zone, Climate Action Stage

Conveners: Forest Trends and Wildlife Works

The panel will bring together Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLC) representatives, along with experts on nature-based solutions and carbon markets, for a discussion about the importance of channeling climate finance directly to IPLCs. More climate financing, especially directly to the IPLCs at the frontlines of climate change, would enable us not only to protect nature but also to fund sustainable development for those that live in and around the world’s carbon-rich forests.


  • Marcio Halla, Director of the Territorial Governance Facility
  • Jack Kimani, CEO, Climate Action Platform for Africa
  • Anna Lehmann, Global Climate Policy Director, Wildlife Works
  • David Antonioli, CEO, Verra
  • Ben Wilinsky, Director of Partnerships, Arbor Day