Participants in Roundtable on “Territory, Food Sovereignty and Climate Change” expressed disapproval for Governments that are bent on Capitalism of Indigenous Lands: REDD+ initiative Applauded

news-20131120-1The Guiana Shield Countries were among many other countries who participated in a roundtable on “Territory, Food Sovereignty and Climate Change” at the Fifth Continental Summit of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas on November 14, 2013 in Resguardo Indígena de la María, Colombia.

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Fortalecimiento de las comunidades para enfrentar los retos del cambio climático a través de Iniciativas REDD
Fecha límite de aplicación: 6 de Diciembre de 2013

Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil, Universidades y Centros o Institutos de Investigación.

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Desde 2011, el Guiana Shield Facility – GSF lanzó un llamado a presentar propuestas con el fin de contribuir con el logro de su objetivo general de promover y apoyar la conservación y el desarrollo sostenible de la ecoregión del Escudo Guyanés. Para el período del 15 de Noviembre de 2013 al 31 de Agosto de 2014, el GSF desea ofrecer y gestionar un llamado a presentar propuestas para: "Adelantar un proceso de formación - capacitación a las comunidades en un área piloto del Escudo Guyanés Colombiano –Selva de Matavén- sobre oportunidades y retos de esquemas de gestión de los bosques y cambio climático, con enfoque diferencial y pertinencia cultural".

Read more: Guiana Shield Facility: Llamado a presentar propuestas 2013

Conservation of biodiversity in indigenous communities was highlighted as an important tool for sustainable development at the opening ceremony of the Fifth Continental Summit of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas on November 13, 2013 in Resguardo Indígena de la María, Colombia.

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This document (icon Informe Mercurio-RED ARA (3.96 MB)) emerged from the analysis of the status of mercury pollution in the Venezuelan Guayana , and a series of proposals to mitigate this situation, which were presented in February at a forum organized by the ARA network supported by the Avina Foundation. These were completed on the one hand , with recommendations made by experts and persons directly involved in this issue , as well as information derived from the review of specialized literature sources. This process allowed a high level of objectivity and fairness of the outcome.

Read more: Mercury Contamination in the Venezuelan Guayana : A Proposal of Dialogues for Action

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The Guiana Shield Facility is partnering with the Organizacion Nacional Indigena de Colombia (ONIC), ACATISEMA and the COBRA Project to participate in the V Continental Summit of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas which will be held in Resguardo Indígena de la María, Colombia from November 11, 2013 and will conclude on November 16, 2013.

Read more: Guiana Shield Countries set to participate in V Summit of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas