Indigenous groups in Canada have developed societal structures to cope with climate change without relying on federal policies. We need to learn from them
Joênia Wapichana helped to win land titles for five indigenous groups in Brazil’s far north, but the president is threatening to re-open the area to white farmers and miners
Ten years after the UN recognised indigenous peoples rights, they remain on the frontline, defending the biosphere on behalf of us all
Guarani-Kaiowá leader Ladio Veron is touring Europe to raise awareness of violence and environmental destruction by agribusiness
Without their traditional land managers, reserves in Central America are left vulnerable to corporate interests, report finds
Forests and grasslands would store more carbon if communities’ rights were protected, according to research from the leading climate economist
ANALYSIS: Germany, Norway and UK lead forest protection announcements, but where are the real forest defenders at COP21?
NEWS: On floating reed islands of Lake Titicaca, remote communities are swapping candles for solar panels
INTERVIEW: A peaceful protest by indigenous women in Indonesia shows the power of grassroots activism to tackle climate change
COMMENT: Indigenous people have the solutions to climate change. They should be allowed to speak out at the UN climate talks
NEWS: Traditional communities living in harmony with nature need greater support from governments, says report
NEWS: A network of 25 indigenous mountain communities is sharing information – and seeds – for a climate-proof future
Researchers say the people who live in some of the world’s most fragile forests can establish how much carbon they contain as accurately as scientists equipped with hi-tech measuring instruments.