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Can Indigenous inclusivity be the key to successful carbon markets?

Indigenous communities at COP28 stress they be part of climate solutions on carbon offsets as their lands are at play.

Several of the extreme climate events throughout the world in the past year have spurred a sense of urgency among Indigenous communities who are the first to be affected.

Carbon markets, a popular mechanism used by global businesses and countries to offset their emissions, have been on the table during negotiations at the United Nations COP28 Climate Change Conference.

In a year that has seen carbon markets under growing scrutiny due to reports of alleged scams revealing that only a handful of emissions were offset instead of the massive amounts projected, Indigenous communities at the conference which ended this week were eager to be heard on how these could work.

Read full article at: Can Indigenous inclusivity be the key to successful carbon markets? | Indigenous Rights News | Al Jazeera

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