Climate Communities Investments

COP28: Voices of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities: Faces of the High Integrity Carbon Market

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

December 6, 2023 | 1:15 – 2:45 PM

Location: SE Room 5, Blue Zone

Convenors: Peoples Forests Partnership, Equitable Earth Coalition

Carbon markets can provide much-needed finance for protecting forests, scaling up agroforestry, and benefiting the local communities. Indigenous Peoples and local community organizations advocate for fair and transparent benefit sharing and effective and inclusive participation in carbon projects, where revenues and benefits flow directly to indigenous peoples and communities with the power and capacity to use these revenues for their development objectives and priorities.


  • Leticia Labre, Founding Member, Peoples Forests Partnership
  • Dr. Mary Molokwu-Odozi, Country Manager, Liberia, Fauna & Flora
  • Levi Sucre, General Director, Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests
  • Dominic T. Johns, REDD+ Convener, Liberia REDD+ Technical Working Group
  • Dr. Alan Channer, Initiatives of Change International
  • Beto Borges, Director, Communities and Territorial Governance Initiative, Forest Trends