How Can Carbon Finance Work for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities?

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023
14:15 - 15:15

The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM) and Nature4Climate are co-hosting this event that aims to:

  • ​Highlight the importance of the application of social and environmental safeguards, as part of high-integrity VCM, and learnings and best practices on this topic.
  • ​Showcase examples of how carbon finance has supported nature-based solutions and IP’s and LC’s sustainable development within their territories, focusing on success stories plus how strategies and actions were integrated.
  • ​Identify key challenges and action-steps toward scaling-up IPs and LCs engagement and IP and LC benefits into VCM finance and projects.
  • ​Introduce the work already done by the ICVCM to consolidate integrity and include IP’s and LC’s rights and concerns into the CCPs and Assessment Framework.


  • Mere Takoko, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau a Apanui, Rongowhakaata, Aotearoa (New Zealand)
  • Isack Bryson, Hadzabe, Yaeda Valley, Tanzania
  • Navy Koeung, Bunong, Cambodia
  • Annette Nazareth , Chair, ICVCM
  • Melena Pollard, Toshao (leader) of River’s View, Guyana
  • Kanyinke Sena , Board member, ICVCM
  • Patricia da Matta, Communications Lead, Nature4Climate