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Indigenous peoples’ stewardship essential for achieving Glasgow Climate Pact – The Weather Network

Jessica Mayhew and Melina Laboucan-Massimo

Thursday, April 21st 2022, 9:00 am – Leaders say that efforts to incorporate Indigenous peoples and knowledge into global climate policies have been inadequate.

On November 13, 2021, the United Nations climate summit, or COP26, concluded with nearly 200 global countries agreeing to the Glasgow Climate Pact. At stake was a roadmap to finally chart the course outlined in the 2015 Paris Agreement and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in hopes of abating the climate crisis.

However, according to experts, this agreement does not meet the targets that many climate scientists have set out for us to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C and mitigate catastrophic global warming.

Central to this criticism was the key absence of Indigenous Nations and peoples whose knowledge bases were not represented equitably in the main COP26 forum.

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