47th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

“… Anne Poelina, Aboriginal leader and Australian scientist and philosopher, questioned the values and ethics that are destroying Mother Earth, while acknowledging the 30 years of collective wisdom in the IPCC. She highlighted the importance of indigenous knowledge and the role of non-state actors in deconstructing and reframing systems.

In closing, Nicolas Hulot, French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, observed that while the IPCC had helped the world frame clear objectives, the pace of achieving them remains insufficient. Quoting Victor Hugo’s comment that freedom begins when ignorance ends, he commended the IPCC’s role in silencing climate deniers. He said climate change is a “serial killer” targeting the poorest and most vulnerable, and called for a focus on the protection of indigenous peoples.

Poelina, A. (2018). Summary Of The 47TH Session Of The Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change: 13-16 March 2018 (No. 715) (pp. 4–5). UNESCO. Retrieved from http://enb.iisd.org/climate/ipcc47/