Webinar event: Indigenous Peoples and you

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Join Size of Wales and our partners on Tuesday 21st June 2022 at 4pm to discuss the importance of Indigenous Peoples in tackling the global climate crisis.

This event has now finished, but you can watch it below on playback. 

Because indigenous peoples have been stewarding forests across the world for millennia, rates of deforestation and nature loss in areas they occupy are statistically lower. With annual carbon emissions caused by deforestation now equalling India as a whole, it is vital global leaders get to grips with this issue.

This event will hear first-hand from the Wampís Nation, an Indigenous group from the Peruvian Amazon, and their struggle against illegal deforestation caused by extractive industries. We will also hear from voices in Wales about ongoing efforts to stand in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples across the world and protect forests that are vital to life on earth.

Panellists include:

  • Galois Flores Pizango, Pamuka Ayatke (Vice President) of Autonomous Government of the Wampís Nation.
  • Barbara Davies-Quy, Size of Wales Deputy Director.
  • Huw James, Science Educator.
  • A representative from a school taking part in the Go Green Day.
  • Chair: Carwyn Jones, former First Minister of Wales and Size of Wales Chair of Trustees.

This event is part of our annual Go Green Day campaign which raises awareness about overseas deforestation and raises money for the communities affected by it.

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