Discussions and interactive dialogues on how the principle of “no one left behind” is being mainstreamed into national development plans, institutional structures and coordination mechanisms related to SDGs, NDCs and Sendai framework.
Ms. Hannah Janetschek, German Development Institute
Mr. Adis Dzebo, Research fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute
Ms. Joan Carling, Co-Convenor, Indigenous Peoples Major Group for Sustainable Development
Panel / Round table discussion
Mr. Frederik Moch, German Coal Commission
Ms. Andrea Hurtado-Epstein, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
Ms. Karen Holm Olsen, Technical University of Denmark
Mr. Benjamin Schachter, Climate Change and the Environment, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Mr. Prabhat Uphadyaya, WWF South Africa (video message)
Secretary General of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
Joan Carling is an indigenous activist from the Cordillera, Philippines. She has been working on indigenous issues at the grassroots to international levels for more than 20 years. Her field of expertise includes human rights, sustainable development, environment, and climate change. She has been also been actively engaging in international bodies, processes and mechanisms such as the Agenda 203 on sustainable development, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), UN mechanisms relating to human rights among others in advancing the issues and concerns of indigenous peoples in Asia. Joan Carling is the Secretary General of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) representing its 47 member-organisations in 13 countries. She is also an expert member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.