INSTITUTO MULTIDISCIPLINARIO DE BIOLOGIA VEGETAL
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Knowing our Lands and Resources: Indigenous and Local Knowledge of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the Americas. ISBN: 978-92-3. http:/
DÍAZ, S; BAPTISTE, B; PACHECO, D; CARNEIRO DA CUNHA, M
Lugar: Paris; Año: 2018 p. 166
The Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) includes thefollowing commitment as one of its operating principles:Recognize and respect the contribution of indigenous and local knowledge to the conservation andsustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems.UNEP/IPBES.MI/2/9, Appendix 1, para. 2 (d)To spearhead its work on this challenging objective, the IPBES Plenary created a task force onindigenous and local knowledge systems (ILK) at its Second Meeting.The present document is a contribution towards the IPBES regional assessment for the Americas.Its aim is two-fold:▶▶ To assist the co-chairs, co-ordinating lead authors, and lead authors of the regional assessmentby facilitating their access to indigenous and local knowledge relevant to the assessment theme.▶▶ To pilot the initial approaches and procedures for building ILK into IPBES assessments that areunder development by the ILK task force in order to test their efficacy and improve the finalILK approaches and procedures.To meet these two objectives in the framework of the regional assessment for the Americas, thetask force on ILK implemented a step-wise process including:▶▶ A global call for submissions on ILK related to biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Americas;▶▶ Selection of the most relevant submissions from ILK holders and ILK experts, taking into accountgeographical representation, representation of diverse knowledge systems and gender balance.▶▶ Organization of the Americas Dialogue Workshop (Sucre, Bolivia, 20?22 July 2016) to bringtogether the selected ILK holders, ILK experts and experts on ILK with the co-chairs andseveral authors of the IPBES assessment report;▶▶ Development of proceedings from the Americas Dialogue workshop; and▶▶ Organization of local follow-up work sessions by the selected ILK holders, ILK experts andexperts on ILK in order to work with their communities to address additional questions andgaps identified by authors at the Sucre workshop.These contributions from the Americas Dialogue Workshop and its various follow-up meetings,including sub-regional workshop organized by IPBES, provide a compendium of ILK aboutbiodiversity and ecosystem services in the Americas that might not otherwise be available tothe authors of the assessment. It complements the existing body of ILK on biodiversity in theAmericas that the authors are able to access from scientific and grey literature.