Webinar: Indigenous and local knowledge in the IPBES assessments of sustainable use and values of nature



Event Date and Time
August 30th, 2022 at 8:00am PST to August 30th, 2022 at 10:00am PST

Organized by the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB), the Network of the Centers of Distinction on Indigenous and Local Knowledge, the Indigenous Women's Biodiversity Network and IPBES

This webinar will explore the key messages relating to indigenous peoples and local communities from the two recently completed IPBES assessments:

Both assessments followed a rigorous approach to working with indigenous and local knowledge, including a series of dialogue workshops with indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) and contributions from authors across a range of disciplines and knowledge systems.

This has resulted in messages highlighting the importance of indigenous and local knowledge and the participation of IPLCs in managing the sustainable use of wild species, and on the ways that indigenous and local knowledge can contribute to the valuation of nature. These messages have now been approved by the 139 member countries of IPBES.

In this webinar, authors from the two assessments will present these messages, and IPLCs will reflect on their importance, and next steps at local, national and global levels.