Sharing Lessons and Building Amazon-Basin Wide Collaboration: Redirecting Climate Finance Towards Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) to Accelerate Natural Climate Solutions (NCS)

The Nature Conservancy

Friday, December 1st, 2023
09:00 - 10:00

In the Amazon Basin (Peru, Ecuador, Brazil and Colombia), TNC has been promoting discussions and analysis with indigenous organizations to understand how we can elevate IP&LCs to access climate finance and participate in NCS projects. This event brings together Indigenous and government representatives for an empowered discussion on how to empower and elevate IP&LC access to climate finance, participating in NCS projects based on respect for their rights.


  • Dario Mejia, Presidente, UN Foro Permanente Indígena
  • Sebastian Camilo Carranza Tova, Director of Climate Change and Risk Management, Ministry of Environment, and Sustainable Development, Colombia
  • Karina Barrera, Undersecretary of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition, Ecuador
  • Jorge Perez, Presidente, AIDESEP (Asociacion Inteetnica de Desarrollo de la selva peruana), Peru
  • Elcio Manchineri, Coordinator, COIAB (Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon), Brazil
  • Osvaldo Muca, President/General Coordinator – Indigena del pueblo Tanimuca, OPIAC, Colombia
  • María Jose Andrade, Economics Leader at CONFENIAE (Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon), Ecuador