At the UN climate conference in November 2022, River Above Asia Oceania Ecclesial Network (RAOEN), and Ecojesuit will organize a two-day virtual event on “Culture-based solutions: indigenous responses to biodiversity challenges.”
The event will be on April 20-21, 2022.
All indigenous communities have a vital role in biodiversity protection and ecosystem restoration through their cultural values, practices, and spiritual relationships with the land and territories, said a press note.
However, indigenous peoples' rights continue to be threatened by commercial and extractive pressures in their territories often subjected to land grabbing for corporate agriculture, mining and logging concessions, and infrastructure projects, among others, despite having legal recognition.
During the climate talks, nature-based solutions (NbS) were frequently referred to as solutions to global crises. In actuality, NbS are not culture-based as these are mainly technological approaches.
The culture-based solutions are the true nature-based solutions, primarily rooted in indigenous practices that naturally care for the land, forests, water, and biodiversity being in sync with ecological services.
On April 20 to 21, listen to the stories and experiences of speakers who are accompanying communities in Asia-Pacific, South Asia, Africa, and Latin America that have long been working with culture-based solutions to the many ecological challenges.
Register and join the discussions: https://bit.ly/culture_based_solutions
Simultaneous interpretation in Spanish is available on Day 2.
The event is held in collaboration with Ecojesuit, Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center, Social Justice, and Ecology Secretariat, Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania, Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar, Jesuit Justice &Ecology Network Africa, Jesuit Conference of South Asia, Center for Environmental Law & Community Rights, Inc., Centre of Excellence for Farmer Producer Organizations of the Government of Karnataka, Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, Reconciliation with Creation, and others.
Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), a media platform of the Catholic Church, aims to share Christ. RVA started in 1969 as a continental Catholic radio station to serve Asian countries in their respective local language, thus earning the tag “the Voice of Asian Christianity.” Responding to the emerging context, RVA embraced media platforms to connect with the global Asian audience via its 21 language websites and various social media platforms.