“…, States have an obligation to take action to avert climate change impacts which threaten the cultural and social identity of indigenous peoples”
“Incorporating indigenous knowledge into climate change policies can lead to the development of effective adaptation strategies that are cost-effective, participatory and sustainable”. (Extraído del 4º Informe Evaluativo del IPCC, Pág. 865)7.
“Indeed, climate change poses a direct threat to a wide range of universally recognized human rights, such as the rights to life, food, adequate housing or water. Procedural human rights, including access to information or justice and participation in decision-making processes may also become increasingly relevant in a context of climate change, particularly for those being affected by it.”
“Emerging evidence suggests that the livelihoods and cultural identities of indigenous peoples of North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific are already being threatened by the impact of climate change.” (Sra. Kyung-wha Kang, Representante del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos, en su discurso en la 13ª Conferencia de las Partes en Bali, diciembre 2007).