Indigenous Peoples Gather In Alaska For Climate Change Talk


by Jaxon S on April 24, 2009

in World Nature News

Representative of indigenous peoples from around the world, including from Borneo, have gathered in Alaska to discuss issues related to climate change.

I wish I was there and cover the proceedings live on Borneo Blog.

Patricia Cochran, chairwoman of the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change, one of the groups sponsoring the meeting said indigenous peoples, including representatives from Papua New Guinea, Borneo, Mexico, Kenya and Nepal would issue “recommendations for actions that we will take from here,” reports AFP.

Cochran described indigenous peoples as being “on the front lines of this global problem, at a time when their cultures and livelihoods in traditional lands are already threatened.”

AFP said the gathering in Anchorage is being held some 800km ast of the Alaskan village of Newtok, where intensifying river flow and melting permafrost have forced 320 residents to relocate to higher ground.

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