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Gaurdian of the Forests – Parliament Square 24th October 11.45 – COP 23

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The best way to combat climate change is to support the world’s indigenous peoples in their efforts to protect forests

Indigenous and community leaders from Latin America, Indonesia and Africa are on a journey to deliver a message to the COP23 Climate Change Conference.

Forest defenders are increasingly facing violence, murder and criminalisation, yet their protection of the world’s forests is a part of the solution to climate change.

Join the Guardians of the Forest in Parliament Square, London at 11:45 on Tuesday 24 October to show support and solidarity.

We will sing to commemorate those who have lost their lives defending the forests, and to support the Guardians of the Forest’s calls for an end to violence, criminalization and murder; climate finance; recognition of their rights to territory and consent; and a voice in climate change strategies.

The Guardians of the Forest are representatives and leaders from the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago of Indonesia (AMAN), Coordinator of Indigenous Organisations of the Amazon Basin (COICA), National Articulation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) and Mesoamerican Alliance of People’s and Forests (AMPB).