Webcast: Briefing on role of tropical forests and IPs in reaching Paris Agreement’s targets

As world leaders meet at the United Nations in New York to sign the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, a mix of celebrities, scientists, and indigenous leaders from remote regions held a briefing on the critical role tropical forests—and the indigenous peoples and local communities who are protecting them—must play in bringing the agreement’s targets within reach. 

This briefing featured special guests:

  • Alec Baldwin, Actor and Activist

  • Helen Clark Administrator, UNDP

  • Diana Ríos Indigenous Ashaninka Leader, Peru

  • Mina Setra Indigenous Dayak Leader, Indonesia

  • Frances Seymour, Tropical Forest Expert and Author

  • Alex Soros Founder, Alexander Soros Foundation

  • Darren Walker President, Ford Foundation

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