AGENDA

  • 29 October 2020
  • 10:15-11:00

Indigenous Solutions to Global Challenges in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

Plenaries, sessions and launchpads will be available in three languages: English, Spanish and French.

Humanity’s destruction of biodiversity creates the perfect conditions for diseases like COVID-19 to emerge. Our lives depend on protecting our forests – not only to prevent future pandemics but also to reverse the impacts of catastrophic climate change. Indigenous communities in Sarawak are hard at work applying local solutions to these immense global challenges by protecting some of the richest tropical rainforests on earth. In this session, learn from grassroots leaders about what Indigenous-managed forest protection looks like on the ground: from investing in village-led research, mapping and forest management, to cancelling the construction of the second largest mega-dam of its kind in the world.