As editorial partner to The New York Times, Kite Insights produced over 90 sessions of live journalism at The New York Times Climate Hub over the course of 9 days during COP 26 in Glasgow. The following is a panel discussion between Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Alice Pataxo, Nina Gualinga, Cassidy Kramer, and Lindsay Levin, which explored how Global North countries can learn from, and work with, indigenous communities in tackling climate change and biodiversity loss.
As countries strive to preserve biodiversity, they are finally turning to the expertise of Indigenous peoples and their multidimensional, nature-based approaches. This session gives the stage to Indigenous leaders, who will discuss the critical role that their communities’ knowledge will play in building solutions, and the justice issues that must be addressed for that to happen. How can we facilitate transparent, respectful engagement with Indigenous communities and give them the resources needed to secure a healthy future for the land and the planet?