Indigenous peoples, water, and climate change

This policy brief was prepared following the momentous UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP25) outcome in which Parties adopted a two-year workplan for the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples’ Platform (LCIPP). The adoption of the workplan recognizes the important role and contribution of indigenous peoples as partners and agents for change, equipped with traditional knowledge, customs, and solutions in mitigating and adapting to climate change. As Parties prepare for COP26, including the task of enhancing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), this policy brief highlights water-related insights and solutions emanating from indigenous communities in our global response to climate change.