The importance of forests and indigenous peoples in the fight against climate change cannot be over-estimated.
In a special event for UN CoP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, EIA in partnership with If Not Us Then Who and Rainforest Foundation UK presents Voices From the Forests, a film showcase and panel that you can join and watch from home.
Tune in for the livestream at 3pm on Wednesday, 3 November on YouTube.
Part of the official CoP26 programme, the event will highlight the role of local communities and partnerships in forest protection around the world and will be streamed live from the IMAX cinema in Glasgow, hosted and moderated by Jonathan Watts, Global Environmental Editor at The Guardian.
The showcase will feature selections from EIA’s new film Indonesia: The Fight for the Remaining Forest as well as If Not Us Then Who’s new short Homecoming, filmed by indigenous people in Indonesia, and Rainforest Foundation’s Our Forest, Our Land.
The films will be accompanied by presentations from local community leaders, including Mardi Minangsari from EIA and Abu Meridian from our partner Kaoem Telapak.
Appearing alongside them will be Joseph Itongwa of the Walikale in DR Congo, Blaise Mudodosi of APEM in DR Congo, Mina Setra of AMAN in Indonesia, Tenure Facility’s Executive Director Nonette Royo and Rainforest Foundation UK’s Executive Director Joe Eisen.