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During every COP gathering, individuals and organisations who defend the land and environment, as well as Indigenous communities, voice their need for increased safeguards for their territories against industries that harm the environment, including mining, logging, and industrial agriculture. Climate organizations like Global Witness frequently send delegates to advocate for quick and ambitious measures to address the climate emergency.
Cultural Survival attended COP28 in Dubai, from 30 November to 12 December 2023, and spoke to some of the delegates who attended.

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international climate summit, which is held annually unless the Parties (the countries involved) decide otherwise. At COPs, world leaders gather to work together on solutions to tackle climate change. There are now 198 Parties (197 countries plus the European Union) to the Convention, constituting near universal membership.
Cultural Survival attended COP28 in Dubai, from 30 November to 12 December 2023, and spoke to some of the delegates who attended.

Each year a different country becomes the COP president, in charge of organising and running that year’s meeting. Usually this means that the host city moves each year, too. Any new agreements which are made at COP tend to be named after the host city, e.g. the 2015 Paris Agreement or the 2021 Glasgow Climate Pact. The 28th meeting will be held in Dubai.
Cultural Survival attended COP28 in Dubai, from 30 November to 12 December 2023, and spoke to some of the delegates who attended.
Produced by Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Interviewee: Carol Monture (Mohawk Wolf Clan)

One of the top priorities at COP28 is to finalize the inaugural Global Stocktake (GST), which serves as the primary means of evaluating advancements towards the objectives established in the Paris Agreement. The GST presents nations with a chance to evaluate their current climate initiatives and determine areas where additional action is necessary.
Cultural Survival attended COP28 in Dubai, from 30 November to 12 December 2023, and spoke to some of the delegates who attended.
Produced by Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Interviewee Job Morris (San)

In this radio program, producer Alice Tipap talks about Maasai traditional knowledge, with emphasis on weather and food security.
Produced by Alice Tipap (Maasai)
Interviewees: 
Nailejileji Tipap
Ezekiel Kereri
Michael Metui
Rikoyan Nairoti
Paulina  Michael
Music "Endomononi" performed by Nongishu Naisiri Seki , used with permission.  
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission

In this radio program, producer Alice Tipap explores religion in Tanzania, and how it has had an impact on the culture of the Indigenous Maasai people.
Produced by Alice Tipap (Maasai)
Interviewees: 
Michael Metui
Ezekiel Kereri
Lucas Laizer
Rikoyan Nairoti
Elizabeth Timotheo
Lekishon Koika
Music "Endomononi" performed by Nongishu Naisiri Seki , used with permission.  

"LIBRES Y VIVAS " by MARE ADVETENCIA, used with permission.
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission

In this radio program, producer Alice Tipap explores religion in Tanzania, and how it has had an impact on the culture of the Indigenous Maasai people.
Produced by Alice Tipap (Maasai)
Interviewees: 
Michael Metui
Ezekiel Kereri
Lucas Laizer
Rikoyan Nairoti
Elizabeth Timotheo
Lekishon Koika
Music "Endomononi" performed by Nongishu Naisiri Seki , used with permission.  

"LIBRES Y VIVAS " by MARE ADVETENCIA, used with permission.
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission

In the three decades since the Rio Summit and the launch of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP) has convened member countries every year to determine ambition and responsibilities, and identify and assess climate measures. The 21st session of the COP (COP21) led to the Paris Agreement, which mobilized global collective action to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels by 2100, and to act to adapt to the already existing effects of climate change.

Indigenous leaders are taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, act as guardians of ecosystems, manage pollution, and protect the natural environment.
Cultural Survival attended COP28 in Dubai, from 30 November to 12 December 2023, and spoke to some of the delegates who attended.
Produced by Shaldon Ferris (Khoisan)
Interviewee: Amba-Rose (Gumbaynggirr)
"LIBRES Y VIVAS " by MARE ADVETENCIA, used with permission.
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission

Indigenous Peoples  have knowledge and values oriented towards nature and amassed through generations. Indigenous peoples steward over 80% of the planet’s remaining biodiversity.
In their main decision adopted at the end of COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021, governments recognized “the important role of civil society, including youth and indigenous peoples, in addressing and responding to climate change, and highlighting the urgent need for action”.
Cultural Survival attended COP28 in Dubai, and spoke to some of the delegates who attended.

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