ILCs Discussion Forum Focuses on Geo-engineering Impacts on Biodiversity

1 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has launched an online discussion forum on the possible impacts of geo-engineering techniques on biodiversity, and associated social, economic and cultural considerations for indigenous and local communities (ILCs).

The forum will be held from 2 February-2 March 2012, through the Climate Frontlines Online Forum, an electronic participation tool. The tool was developed by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in partnership with the CBD Secretariat, the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

The online discussion seeks to draw attention to community-level observation of climate change, and strengthen the voices of vulnerable communities in global climate change debates. [CBD Notification] [Climate Frontlines Node on Geo-engineering]