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Indigenous peoples and the green climate fund: a technical briefing for indigenous peoples, policymakers and support groups

Through the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC), indigenous peoples seek recognition of their contribution to climate change issues and respect for their right to participate in Green Climate Fund (GCF) activities and decision-making. Key demands on climate finance relate to ensuring that indigenous peoples do not become more vulnerable in the financing and implementation of climate change projects and ensuring their full and effective participation in global and national mitigation and adaptation efforts. This report summarises these key demands highlighting the need for the GCF to improve indigenous peoples’ participation in governance, adopt stronger safeguards and facilitate direct access to financing for climate change response actions. The report is intended as an informative tool for indigenous peoples and other actors interested in the fund’s activities.