Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Background of BIPNet-CCBD

Around the globe, the indigenous peoples are among the first to face the direct consequences of climate change, due to their dependence upon, and close relationship with, the environment and its resources. Climate change exacerbates the difficulties already faced by indigenous communities, including political and economic marginalization, loss of land and resources, human rights violations, discrimination and unemployment. Against this backdrop, Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples’ Network on Climate Change and Biodiversity” (BIPNet-CCBD) came into being in a seminar organized by Maleya Foundation in Dhaka on 14 November 2009. There are some 18 organizations of indigenous peoples in Bangladesh that are members of this network: BIPNet-CCBD. 

The Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Network on Climate Change and Biodiversity (BIPNet-CCBD) was founded in 2009 by a group of concerned indigenous organizations of the Bangladesh (Chittagong Hill Tracts and Plain Land). The  Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Network on Climate Change and Biodiversity (BIPNet-CCBD) was established to sharing Climate Change and Biodiversity, such as rural communities, local NGOs, community-based organizations, people’s organizations and mass-based organizations, among others.
Maleya Foundation is the secretariat of this network. In recognition of its commitment to the campaign of climate change, BIPNet-CCBD, within a short span of time after its inception, was granted full membership to the IPCCSD (Indigenous Peoples' Global Network on Climate Change and Sustainable Development) in 2010.

Dhaka, 24th November 2012. Today in a press conference, held at national press club seven Bangladeshi civil society climate networks along with 12 international networks has launched a post card campaign contained with 16 human stories and 16 demands related to Rights for Climate Forced Migrants.Organizers said that they will distribute these postcards globally especially among the policy makers who will be participating in Doha climate conference during 26th November to 7th December 2012.

Organizers of the press conference are Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA), Bangladesh Indeginious People Network for Climate Change and Bio Diversity (BIPNetCCBD), Climate Change Development Forum (CCDF), Climate Finance Governance Network (CFGN), Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihood (CSRL), Equity and Justice Working Group Bangladesh (EquityBD) and Network on Climate Change Bangladesh (NCCB). They said they have 12 international civil society networks also expressed soliddarity with them in this campaign, which will also be campaigning in Doha also in their countries on the issue. They are 350.Org from USA; Beyond Copenhagen Collective, Bharitiya Jana Vighaan Jatra (BJVJ) and Parivi all these three organizations from India; Jubilee South Asia Pacific Development Movement (JSAPMDD) and People’s Movement on Climate Change (PMCC) from Philippines; Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) from Kenya, Least Development Country (LDC) Watch from Brussels, South Asian Alliance on Poverty Eradication (SAAPE) from Nepal, and Jubilee Debt Campaign and World Development Movement from UK.

বিপনেট এর বার্ষিক সাধারন সভা

বিগত ২৫ মার্চ ২০১৪ ইং তারিখে মোহাম্মদপুরে অবস্থিত বাংলাদেশ খ্রীষ্টান বিশপ সেন্টার (সিবিসিবি) এর কন্ফারেন্স রুমে বাংলাদেশ ইন্ডিজেনাস পিপলস’ নেটওয়ার্ক অন ক্লাইমেট চেঞ্জ এন্ড বায়োডাইবারসিটি (বিপনেট) এর বার্ষিক সাধারণ সভা অনুষ্টিত হয়। বিপনেটের কনভেনর ব্যারিষ্টার রাজা দেবাশীষ রায় এর সভাপতিত্বে দেশের সাতটি অঞ্চল থেকে আগত বিপনেটের সদস্যবৃন্দের উপস্থিতিতে সভাটি অনুষ্টিত হয়।