The president and head of that portfolio, Susannah Muhammad, listened to seven leaders from ethnic socio-cultural areas during the Indigenous Standing Forum.
He held meetings with representatives of communities from Russia, Sweden; Indigenous peoples of the Pacific, Australia, the United States and Nepal in the context of the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27) to be held in this Egyptian resort.
“Communities represent a great contribution to humanity, today we know what wilderness means and its importance in the fight against the effects of climate change,” the president said during his participation.
At that meeting, he highlighted the work of ancestral communities who, through their knowledge and wisdom, and based on their own cultures, will be able to establish important solutions to confront the climate crisis.
“We proposed that credit should be exchanged for climate action. The mode of financing for climate change adaptation should be through external debt resources, that is, by no means must we have to finance our adaptation. To be able to borrow more, ”Petro assured.
For the Colombian ruler, “life today is taxed at the interest rate. And that means trade credit for climate action.”
For his part, Dario Mejia, president of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples, assured that “the fact that these world populations meet here with their spokesman and President Petro means hope for those who are currently floods, droughts and impacts that are causing climate change.”
It is important for us that the president is able to speak and include the voices of the marginalized indigenous peoples in the world, he stressed.