affinity and social structure, tangible intangible relationship with nature.


Nepal Government, Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation is the CBD and Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology is the UNFCCC focal point respectively. Both of the ministries are the responsible governmental body for REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) implementation. FECOFUN, NGOs, INGOs, and private companies such FSCC, FNCCI, FEFUG, ACOFUN are interested on REDD process for carbon trading. A REDD office is going to open in the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation to facilitate the World Bank FCPF that for readiness to REDD. Also, the ministries are aggressively planning to change the existing national laws, acts and legislations that are related on forest, environment to support the FCPF/REDD implementation. The respective ministries have set up the National Adaptation Program of Action (NAPA) and also have prepared a draft policy to respond to climate change without free prior inform consent and participation of indigenous peoples reflects fundamental human rights of indigenous peoples is ignored and violated. Governmental sectors are hesitating to share information with indigenous peoples and taking account to their participation in any decision making process which keeps them unknown on the issues of climate change; REDD policies, politics, carbon, trade and its impacts in their life. There are high chances for militarizations in forestry sector to remove indigenous peoples from their ancient territories. So, IPs will become environmental refugees and will have lots of crises such as fresh air, water, food, health, biodiversity, resources and territorial rights. IPs will be loss forest ethics, folklore, culture, religious, spiritual

IPs does not have right to access, recognition, free prior inform consent, full and effective participation, ownership in forest, biodiversity, lands and natural resources. IPs are consider as a stakeholder in forest user groups means the governmental policies are ignored IPs’ special rights i.e. right to say “NO”. IPs are right holder “not” a stakeholder. Therefore, we IPs are looking to establish universal recognition, special right, free prior inform consent, full and effective participation and ownership. Note: This statement based on two sharing program
UNFCCC Nepal focal point and FECOFUN after UNFCCC COP14. IPs were not formally allowed to share their views in UNFCCC Nepal focal point sharing program January 9, 2009 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Internally, they had decided IPs should not be involved in this process. We IPs are strongly concerned it is a serious discrimination and violation. of indigenous peoples’ human rights.

First sharing meeting on indigenous peoples rights on Climate Change (Feb 14, 2009 Kathmandu, Nepal) All Nepali IPs representatives from respective organizations, federations, layer associations, media groups, journalists and individuals were invited for the program.

IPs Kirant Kamal Sampang IIFPCC Asia

Photo: J. Rai 25 representatives had attained the program. 59 recognized IPs, more are none recognized and women federation respectively.

traditional lifestyle. affinity. Cloud. floods and change in season of snow falls and decreasing the snowing cover area than. Appearances of different kinds of diseases. IPs do not want to put Mother Earth in “custody” and her resources not for trade. insects. food. ICE. Rai Climate change and its impacts for IPs traditional lifestyle. Glacier. Based on study and discussion I came on this analysis. custom. 25 member countries have agreed to implement REDD scheme in their country. Photo: J. Most of events were focused on REDD on UNFCCC COP14. UNFCCC COP14. IPs observes different changes in their surrounding. Including Nepal. 2008. militarization. and IPs will become more environmental refugees. custom. Reduce Emission from Forest Degradation and Deforestation (REDD) to carbon trade to address Climate change. violated IPs territorial. increase food price and poverty. we are right holders and have especial right to say “NO NO”. aromatic rice. IPO was provided a contact office and had provided opportunity to intervene a short statement maximum 2minut as a civil society. religious and spiritual including melting and changing color of snow/ice sheet. carbon and share emission causes negative impacts for IPs traditional lifestyle. knowledge. . and Lakes are the sacred objects of IPs close with these resources for livelihood and play vital role for conservation & sustainable use. culture and spiritual of the society. sea level rise/disappearing of freshwater sources/wild and wetland foods/medicine and religious plants/ confusion in living being such as migrating/laying/ /fertilization and low productivity. it emphasis mainly air politics. fisher folk. drought. illness. Trade on air. and medicine are disappearing. shell fish. IPs are more vulnerable and are impacted on traditional lifestyle. and land use change. River. air business for new colonization rather than rights.First season 2nd season Climate change & indigenous peoples concern on REDD Air. Water. culture. Biodiversity. because we IPs are more vulnerable in the world and wish to share our knowledge and bring our concern and issues through the expert group in the UNFCCC mechanism. REDD is complex and complicated system. conversion are main cause for climate change. Their traditional foods such as mice. over exploitation of fossil fuel. health and will be more exploited. commercial logging. landslide. minor crops. glacier. tangible and intangible heritage. We IPs are not stakeholder. There will be force displacement. Forest. Increasing none IPs human encroachment our mother earth and her resources such as emission from factory. Fluctuation rainfall distribution. fish. Does the World Bank Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and REDD is going to address Nepalese indigenous peoples customary system?? No!!! So what is REDD?? These question were raised in my case study. land and resources rights and impacts on forest ethics. wild food. We IPs are demanding a space for IPs export group in UNFCCC not as a civil society or NGO. Snow. IPs have already problems in water. pests attract in crops and become tasteless in fruits.

recognition. 2009 among 33 IPs representatives from their respective organization including student union. More workshops cum training package and reading publication are demanded. IPs had highlighted to establish our historical ownership on forest and land because IPs loosed customary system on forest under forest Act 1993 with priority on community forest approach. Elder IPs expressed it could be disaster for IPs when REDD implement. FPIC. Campaign. Further action is needed 1. full and effective participation and ownership on resources. trade and its impacts their traditional lifestyle. Most of IPs representatives are unknown on in the issues that climate change related instruments such as REDD. If NO Right! We have to right say No REDD! REDD should be suspended COP15 Poznan 2008. 2.IPs demand their universal rights on recognition. Another sharing meeting was held on Feb 20. LAHURNIP is the organizing body and facilitated by coordination working team followed by IPs Kirant Kamal Sampang (Rai) IIPFCC Asia Climate Change and IPs Study Po Box: 12476 Kathmandu Nepal E-mail: paa_rai@yahoo. ownership and have right to say NO Policy ensure equal and equitable benefit sharing in all level and sectors Media advocacy. 4. ± REDD policy. Carbon. Climate Justice and total environmental right 3.e. full and effective participation. global politics is being important REFORM national laws/policy/acts with ensure IPs universal rights i. FPIC. CEPA.com .