Video / Audio - Forests and Climate Change

Fever: Impacts

Fever: Impacts

Part 2: Impacts shows how large-scale industries such as plantations, coal mining and oil extraction impact on indigenous peoples livelihoods and rights as well as contributing to global climate change. (LifeMosaic, 2010)


Fever: Organisation

Fever: Organisation

Part 3: Organisation gives examples of organisational tools and strategies used by indigenous peoples to protect their cultures, territories and rights. The film covers: awareness raising; organisational tools; networks and communication; petitions; legal cases and international law; unity, life plan; spirituality; movements. (LifeMosaic, 2010)


Fever: Resilience

Fever: Resilience

Resilience is the ability to cope and recover from abrupt change. Indigenous peoples who are organised, confident to adjust their systems to changing circumstances, while maintaining their identity strong, will be better able to withstand shocks caused by climate change. The film shows 5 examples of this: cultural resilience; traditional forest management; strengthening customary law to live within the limits of the environment; maintaining seed diversity; and adapting traditional systems to cope with water scarcity. (LifeMosaic, 2010)


Bugta

Bugta

Bugta is a message from the Talaandig tribe, Mindanao, Philippines for COP15. The Talaandig community will hold a ritual during the Copenhagen summit, to pray for the leaders to protect the earth, and guarantee justice for all beings. (LifeMosaic, 2009)


REDD: A New Animal in the Forest

REDD: A New Animal in the Forest

REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), is a climate change mitigation measure that seeks to reduce GHG emissions by preventing or reducing forest loss and forest degradation. Indigenous peoples living in these forests have urgent messages about REDD, its potential opportunities, and the risks of failure if indigenous peoples rights, and their traditional knowledge and practices are not recognised. (LifeMosaic, 2009)


Eyes on the Kampar Peninsula

Eyes on the Kampar Peninsula

The Kampar Peninsula is 700,000 hectares of peatland up to 15 metres deep, on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. The peat contains more than 2 billion tonnes of carbon. 400,000 hectares of forest remain standing, 300,000 hectares have been converted to oil palm and pulp and paper plantations. All eyes are on the Kampar: loggers, carbon traders, and plantation companies including the giant RAPP pulpwood planter. But where does this leave the Akit and Melayu indigenous peoples who inhabit the peninsula? This film tells the human story behind one of the biggest carbon stores in the world. (LifeMosaic, 2009)


A Chance to Speak, A Chance to Listen

A Chance to Speak, A Chance to Listen

Although indigenous peoples contribute very little to the underlying causes of climate change, many are now being severely impacted by erratic weather, flooding and drought. In this short film, indigenous peoples from a variety of tribal and indigenous groups across Indonesia and the Philippines offer their messages to policy makers at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP 15) in December 2009. (LifeMosaic, 2009)


Indigenous Peoples: The Guardian of Indonesian Forest

Indigenous Peoples: The Guardian of Indonesian Forest

From Papua to Sumatra, representatives of indigenous peoples agree on the importance of forests. They have proven themselves to be the faithful guardians of Indonesian forests. From Papua to Sumatra, communities are facing similar troubles in the destruction of their forests: large-scale oil palm, plantation forest, and mining concessions. Can Indonesia’s indigenous communities protect more than 15 million hectares of currently pristine customary forests? To save lives, biodiversity, and global climate. This film urges everyone to think clearly, especially to the Indonesian government to place their complete trust in these communities to sustainably manage forests. (Telapak / Gekko Studio, 2011)


Sinar Mas Myths and Realities

Sinar Mas Myths and Realities

Sinar Mas, Indonesia's largest palm oil and paper company with arms including APP and Golden Agri Resources, spins a tale about how it protects rainforests and peatlands. But in reality, Sinar Mas continues hell-bent on destruction as this recent evidence from Greenpeace shows... For the real story, go to http://www.greenpeace.org/sinar-mas


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