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Global Partnership for Sustainable Development with and for Indigenous Peoples

Part of the Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals book series (ENUNSDG)


Biodiversity refers to the whole complexity of the ecosystem: high levels of biodiversity indicate a healthy and flourishing ecosystem, while destructive development depletes and reduces biodiversity.

Biocultural diversity signifies the symbiotic relationship between biodiversity and cultural diversity and was first deployed in the historic Declaration of Belem (1988).

Culturally safe is a term which refers to practices which are socially, culturally, psychologically, and politically supportive of Indigenous Peoples right to self-determination, including research methodologies, data gathering, and disaggregation, along with any form of development.

Ecocentric describes a holistic philosophy and a way of living which centers on a non-dominating, non-exploitative relationship with the earth and all non-human subjects.

Ecocide describes the mass planetary destruction of the ecosystem brought about by the current system of colonial development.

Kinship is central to cultural...

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Bray, A., Dudgeon, P. (2020). Global Partnership for Sustainable Development with and for Indigenous Peoples. In: Leal Filho, W., Azul, A.M., Brandli, L., Lange Salvia, A., Wall, T. (eds) Partnerships for the Goals. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham.

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