LAND RIGHTS NOW
should make the news.
Joan Carling from the Kankanaey People of Philippines has worked in indigenous and climate activism for more than thirty years. She has led fights in her country to defend ancestral lands from mining and logging industries and she now advocates at an international level for the protection of environmental defenders. She is currently the Global Director for Indigenous Peoples Rights International, and has previously served as the Secretary General of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact. She also won the 2018 Champions of the Earth Award for lifetime achievement from the UN Environment Program. At COP27, Joan hopes to see national reforms and international enforcement mechanisms which protect Indigenous peoples and the well-being of their ancestral lands..