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Land rights, Environment & Climate Change
Social Movements & Non-violent Resistance
Women Human Rights Defenders
DR Congo using Covid to exploit environment, indigenous rights threatened: report Radio France Internationale Feb 18, 2021
Restore Indigenous land rights to unlock traditional knowledge and repair ecosystems Landscape News May 27, 2019
UN Champions of the Earth Award recognizes eco-defender Joan Carling Landscape News Sept 27, 2018
Science-educated indigenous girls, women can help communities combat climate change Landscape News Feb 9, 2018
Joan Carling (@JoanCarling) is a global Indigenous activist from the Cordillera, Philippines. She is co-convener of Indigenous Peoples Major Group for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and director of Indigenous Peoples Rights International, working directly with Indigenous organizations and networks across the globe.
Joan has been working on Indigenous issues at the grassroots to international levels for more than 20 years. Her field of expertise includes human rights, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, sustainable development, environment, and climate change, as well as the principles and application of Free Prior and Informed Consent, and business and human rights. She was Secretary General of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, a coalition of 50 Indigenous organizations across Asia, from 2008 to 2016.
She was appointed by the UN ECOSOC as an expert member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues for 2014-16. In 2018, she won the United Nations Environment Programme’s Champions of the Earth Award for a lifetime of dedication protecting land and environmental rights of Indigenous Peoples.