Local Biodiversity Outlooks provides a snapshot of the many on-the-ground initiatives being led by indigenous peoples and local communities that contribute to the successful implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, as well as other related global agreements such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement.
The report’s key findings include:
- Collective actions of indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) are advancing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and all 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
- IPLCs’ lands hold much of the world’s biodiversity; supporting their actions can be one of the most effective ways to secure biodiversity conservation and sustainable use.
- Biological and cultural diversity together increase resilience to social, environmental and climate changes.
- Policy commitments on traditional knowledge and customary sustainable use must be translated into programmes and projects in partnerships with IPLCs.
- Recognising customary land tenure and traditional occupations, and protecting human rights secure social well-being, and ecosystem and climate benefits.
- Community-based mapping and monitoring complements wider data and reporting systems and promotes accountability for social, biodiversity, development and climate commitments.
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This publication presents the perspectives and experiences of indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) on the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. It is intended to complement the fourth Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-4) by presenting a selection of IPLCs’ contributions towards realising each of the Strategic Plan’s goals and targets.