HotSpots H2O: ‘Global Indigenous Agenda’ Calls for Water, Land, and Resource Governance at 2021 IUCN World Congress
By Christian Thorsberg
Circle of Blue
September 13, 2021
Indigenous delegates appeared for the first time as their own constituency at the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress, after negotiating for this representation at the previous Congress, in 2016.
Guiding the summit’s discussions was the newly released “Global Indigenous Agenda for the Governance of Indigenous Lands, Territories, Waters, Coastal Seas and Natural Resources,” authored by the IUCN Indigenous partner organizations.
The pervading hope is that this summit is more than just a seat at the proverbial table, and that it does truly inspire change.