"Indigenous Australians have called for a greater say in the global climate
change response at this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in
Commonly referred to as COP27, the conference has urged member states to take
action on past climate change commitments with UN Secretary-General Antonio
Guterres warning the world is “on a highway to climate hell”.
Indigenous leaders told Al Jazeera that they, too, need to have a prominent
role in the process.
“Having us at the decision-making table is critical,” Jamie Lowe, CEO of
Australia’s National Native Title Council, told Al Jazeera.
“We are at an unprecedented moment on Earth and we need unprecedented
collaboration to work through solutions together.”
While stakeholders such as Indigenous groups have been given an opportunity to
present at COP27, any final agreements and negotiations are restricted to UN
Via Frederick Wilson II.
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