Indigenous people’s “contributions” to mitigate climate change

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Women of the Tzotzil people learn to write at a UN-backed literacy programme for artisans in Chiapas, Mexico. Photo: UNESCO/Victor M. Camacho Victoria

Indigenous people across the world have made "contributions" to help mitigate climate change by conserving forests and high biodiversity areas.

However, according to the UN Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, governments often do not "recognize" their efforts.

She added that their rights to maintain their property and practice their beliefs are often violated because of the interests of private business sectors.

Pierre-Marc René spoke to Ms Tauli-Corpuz during her recent visit in Mexico and began by asking the condition of indigenous people in Latin America.

Duration: 4'18"

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