. In Case You’ve Missed It Indigenous Leaders Call for an End to Environmental Destruction at Day Two of U.N. Permanent Forum « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NATIVE NEWS ONLINE – Indigenous peoples around the globe agree that their health and the health of the planet are interdependent and in jeopardy. On day two of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, or UNPFII, this fact—that Indigenous people make up 5% of the world’s population but are responsible for 80% of its biodiversity—was repeated again and again by global Indigenous leaders. “As we are all aware, Indigenous peoples have least contributed to the problems of climate change nonetheless, due to their interdependence with their vital environment in their ecosystems, they suffer at its worst effects.”

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