From November 6 – 18, world leaders, members of civil society, climate activists, donors and other stakeholders will gather in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference, better known as COP27. Landesa will join partners in the land sector and beyond to ensure that land rights — for women, youth, rural communities, and Indigenous Peoples — are part of the climate agenda.
While at COP27, Landesa staff are participating in the following side events, featuring conversations on loss and damage, Indigenous land rights, and gender equity. Where available, we’ve included links to register to attend or watch virtually.
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Note: All event times are in Egypt Standard Time (UTC+02:00)
Wednesday, November 9
Land rights are a key factor in building resilience as climate change causes loss and damage. Hear lived experiences and learn about the intersection of land rights and loss and damage at our COP27 side event, co-hosted by International Land Coalition and Oxfam.
Jemima Gordon-Duff, Climate Change Division, Government of Scotland
Esther Mwaura-Muiru, Landesa/ILC, Stand for Her Land
Daniel Kobei, Executive Director, Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program
Kantuta Conde Choque, Aymara youth activist from Plurinational State of Bolivia
Register now to join us Nov. 9: https://storm-virtual-uk.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NH6QOYJqRbCCEuFoFhOsHA
Wednesday, November 9
Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities are leaders in protecting the environment and human rights. Join us at COP27 with ClientEarth and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact to hear from Indigenous and community rights defenders safeguarding their land and making change at all levels.
Joan Carling, Executive Director, Indigenous Peoples Rights International (Cordilleran people, Philippines)
Yessie Mosby, Masigalgal Native Title Prescribed Body Corporate (Masig Island, Australia)
Beth Roberts, Director, Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights (USA)
Saye Thompson, President, National Union of Community Forest Management Bodies (Liberia)
Dinniman Tuxa, Coordinator, Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil
Part 1: An intergenerational dialogue on the power of collective climate action
Monday, November 14
In July 2021 the UK joined the UN Women Generation Equality Forum’s Action Coalition on Feminist Action for Climate Justice (FACJ), affirming its commitment to championing women and girls’ climate leadership, education and decision-making while working to build their resilience to climate change.
This event will center on an intergenerational conversation about gender-just climate action, highlighting best practices around implementation of commitments to the FACJ and amplifying the voices of women and girls in climate dialogues.
Part of Gender Day at the UK Pavilion
COP26 President – Alok Sharma
International Development Law Organization: Nupur Prakash – Netherlands
Stand for Her Land & Landesa/ILC: Esther Mwaura-Muiru – Kenya
Fridays for Future, MAPA (Most Affected People and Areas): Ayshka Najib – UAE
Girls for Climate Action: Joanita Babirye – Uganda
Engajamundo, Ana Rosa Cyrus – Brazil
Seed the Change is Landesa’s annual gala in Seattle. The event celebrates International Women’s Day and highlights Landesa’s commitment to bettering the lives of women and their families around the world.
Roots to Rights is a cocktail reception in San Francisco and New York City. Join Landesa and learn how you can bring about lasting change through the transformational power of land rights.