40% for 40% or Climate Finance for Indigenous People
So now I think it’s necessary for a clear commitment from the climate space for what percentage of climate finance should go to Indigenous people. And I believe if you look at the map, almost 40% of the terrestrial world is stewarded by Indigenous people, so it should be 40%. The aspiration should be that 40% of climate finance goes directly to Indigenous Peoples.
A clear commitment is needed for the allocation of a specific percentage of climate finance to Indigenous communities.
Why fund communities directly?
Communities are bringing solutions to the table and bridging the gap between multiple systems to repair what is broken. They are fighting back and building a brighter future. They are the fighters and the true stewards who can create change if they receive the much-needed support that is long overdue