Honoring & Partnering with Indigenous Peoples

Aug 9, 2023

Today is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. In honor of today, we are thrilled to share these photo and video stories put together by our partners at the United Nations Development Program’s Climate and Forest Programme showcasing the GCF Task Force work in the Biocultural Reserve of Puuc, in Yucatán, Mexico (supported by Window B funds from the Norwegian government and implemented by Yucatán’s Ministry of Sustainable Development (SDS)Intermunicipal Environmental Council of the Puuc area (Jibiopuuc), and WWF Mexico). The work focuses on supporting Mayan communities, in particular women’s beekeeping cooperatives and milpa maya as traditional forestry practices with forest conservation at their core, which can also attract payments for ecosystems services to support the communities. Thank you to our partners in Mexico for sharing their story!

The GCF Task Force reiterates our commitment to building stronger, equitable, and collaborative partnerships between subnational governments, Indigenous Peoples, and local and traditional communities. (Photo credit Roxana Auhagen, PNUD C&F).