A dozen union leaders, government representatives and officials from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) formed a committee to present their views on the impact of climate change on these groups. Social.
Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Department for the Advancement of Integrated Human Development, and the UN. Anne Noorgam, chairwoman of the Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs, also took part in the discussion.
Myrna Cunningham, head of the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean, opened the discussion with a presentation in which she pointed out that any discussion of the climate crisis should take into account the perspective of the indigenous people.
On behalf of the Afro-Colombian National Peace Council, its co-ordinator Richard Moreno spoke out, highlighting the impact of climate change on communities of Afro-descent in his country, exacerbated by various factors such as the presence of armed actors in complex situations.
Alexis Newberg, head of the Africa-Europe Migrant Development Platform, spoke on the migration flows caused by climate change, resulting in other issues such as discrimination and marginalization of migrants in countries.
One great feature was the need to protect indigenous peoples and people of African descent, who make little contribution to climate change, although they are one of the most vulnerable.
Incorporating the wisdom of this population into climate change strategies is another common class of debate, from which a clear message emerged: we must all act now.
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