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David, Kaimowitz, New York, 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.
David, Kaimowitz, New York, 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

, Director, Natural Resources and Climate Change

One year after her death, Berta Cáceres's voice lives on

It has now been a year since the courageous environmental activist and indigenous leader Berta Cáceres was murdered in Honduras, and those responsible still have not been brought to justice.

David, Kaimowitz, New York, 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation. Graham Macmillian, New York 2016. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation. Penny, Davies, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

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Reflecting on the Paris climate agreement, one year later

Ford Foundation program officers reflect on the progress made in the past year since the Paris Climate Agreement was adopted, the roles of business and indigenous land rights in combating climate change, and how countries are moving from planning to implementation.

David, Kaimowitz, New York, 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation. Graham Macmillian, New York 2016. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation. Penny, Davies, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

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, Senior Program Officer, Inclusive Economies

, Program Officer, Equitable Development

David, Kaimowitz, New York, 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

, Director, Natural Resources and Climate Change

Indigenous land rights: A cheap and effective climate change solution, just in time

Protecting our forests and restoring indigenous peoples' rights over their land will keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and slow the rate of global climate change. 

David, Kaimowitz, New York, 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

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Derechos indígenas a la tierra: Una solución efectiva y de bajo costo ante el cambio climático, y justo a tiempo

Derechos indígenas a la tierra: Una solución efectiva y de bajo costo ante el cambio climático, y justo a tiempo

David, Kaimowitz, New York, 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

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"When Two Worlds Collide": A victory for Peruvian indigenous leaders, on-screen and off

The documentary When Two Worlds Collide captures the conflict between indigenous communities determined to protect their tribal lands, and government-supported business interests eager to open those lands up to oil drilling, mining, and clear-cutting.

David, Kaimowitz, New York, 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

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Why indigenous rights are key to fighting climate change

Indigenous peoples are stewards of their ancestral land, vital to keeping our planet healthy and fighting climate change.

David, Kaimowitz, New York, 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

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Por qué los derechos indígenas son fundamentales para combatir el cambio climático

Si bien cada vez se está prestando mayor atención a los derechos indígenas, la mayoría de las personas aún no entienden estas cuestiones y cómo están conectadas con sus propias vidas. Pensé que sería útil explicar los principios básicos en materia de derechos indígenas: qué son, exactamente por qué están siendo amenazadas estas comunidades, y por qué desempeñan un papel fundamental en el abordaje del cambio climático. 

David, Kaimowitz, New York, 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

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The work of indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres does not end with her death

Director of Natural Resources and Climate Change David Kaimowitz reflects on the courageous life and work of indigenous rights leader Berta Cáceres

David, Kaimowitz, New York, 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

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"They fear us because we are fearless"

The best thing about Berta Cáceres receiving the Goldman Environmental Prize, and being recognized internationally for her grassroots efforts to protect the environment, is that it means she is still alive.

David, Kaimowitz, New York, 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.

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What do forest rights have to do with climate change?

Deforestation is a major cause of global warming, and so we all have a stake in helping indigenous communities defend their resources.