Minga is the indigenous peoples’ alternative to COP 25. Indigenous leaders will share the situation in their communities and territories in the face of climate change. The Summit will allow for learning, discussion and reflection and will conclude with the elaboration of a series of proposals which will be delivered to the Conferences of the Parties (COP) the supreme decision making body of the UNFCC , the international response to climate change.
Good practices will be shared by indigenous leaders so that those attending the Minga Summit can try and implement them in their respective territories.
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We’re a group of collectives, organisations and indigenous communities from all over the world who are looking to develop alternative solutions to climate change. We want governments to consider indigenous rights and perspectives in the face of the pseudo climate solutions proposed in the official COP Summit, which fail to guarantee the full and effective participation of indigenous communities and nations. Themes for discussion for the COP will be the protection of the oceans and the Antarctic, the importance of “electromobility” and renewable energy, the circular economy, the protection of ecosystems, forests and biodiversity.
Indigenous territories are already being affected by climate change. For this reason, it’s more necessary than ever that solutions and commitments adopted to combat are drawn up with the full and effective participation of indigenous communities. In the case that proposed solutions affect indigenous lands, territories or resources, prior and informed consent of these communities must be obtained and their collective rights as set out in international indigenous rights law respected.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the international response to climate change. It’s the treaty that sets out basic obligations on the part of the 196 states, as well as the European Union, to combat climate change. It was signed at the Earth Summit in 1992 and came into force in 1994. Chile signed up this year.
The COP is the supreme decision-making arm of the Convention. The Parties meet annually to assess progress in implementing the Convention and propose, evaluate and approve other instruments which might further its full implementation. The first COP meeting was in Berlin, 1995. To date, there have been 24 COP meetings, the last was in Katowice, Poland in December 2018. The COP Presidency rotates through the 5 UN areas: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Now it’s Chile’s turn.
Kichwa de Otavalo Nation
Gloria Ushigua Santi
Mapuche Lafkenche Nation
Zapoteca de Oaxaca Nation
Kichwa de Saraguro Nation
Mapuche Pehuenche Nation