IPBES-2

Relevant Decisions at IPBES-2, Antalya

At IPBES-2, Members adopted a Work Programme for 2014-2018 that would include a set of deliverables related to ensuring the respect and recognition of indigenous and local knowledge systems.

In the Work Programme, the work is outlined thus:

Deliverable 1 (c) Procedures, approaches and participatory processes for working with indigenous and local knowledge systems.

The importance of indigenous and local knowledge to the conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems has been acknowledged in the Platform’s Operating Principles, as well as in Article 8 (j) of the Convention on Biological Diversity and Aichi Biodiversity Target 18. The Platform will promote a meaningful and active engagement with indigenous and local knowledge holders in all relevant aspects of its work. Under the lead of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel in consultation with the Bureau, a task force for the period for the work programme 2014–2018 will facilitate a roster and network of experts to support the Platform’s work, a number of global dialogue workshops of indigenous and local knowledge experts, a review of regional case studies to inform the Platform’s procedures for and approaches to working with indigenous and local knowledge, and the delivery of a preliminary and final set of procedures and approaches for working with indigenous and local knowledge systems. The task force will also establish a participatory mechanism for indigenous and local knowledge systems to be established under the Platform, oriented to facilitate the linkages between indigenous and local communities and scientists and to strengthen the quality of indigenous peoples’ participation in the development of the deliverables of the Platform. The activities under this deliverable will be backstopped by the capacity-building activities called for in deliverable 1 (b), such as the suggested fellowship programme. This deliverable will, together with deliverable 1 (d), constitute a coherent approach to working with different knowledge systems across scales. The deliverable responds to requests received.20 It is envisaged that the deliverable will contribute to achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 18, on traditional knowledge;

 

Documents presented at IPBES-2

Report from the Expert workshop on Indigenous and Local Knowledge Systems to IPBES, June 2013, Tokyo, Japan IPBES/2/INF/1

Initial elements for an approach towards principles and procedures for working with indigenous and local knowledge systems proposed for use by the Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services IPBES/2/INF/1/Add.1

 

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