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21.3.2018

Indigenous people and traditional forest communities are important guardians of world’s biodiversity and cultures that maintain it. ‘Biocultural rights’ denotes a community’s long established right, in accordance with its customary laws, to steward its lands, waters and resources. Such rights are being increasingly recognized in international environmental law, including UN’s agreements and declarations. Siemenpuu’s aim is to strengthen the realisation of biocultural rights and sustainable forest management capabilities of the indigenous and other forest communities. Aim is also to promote the communities’ participation in decision-making processes and sharing of models for sustainable living nationally and internationally.

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21.3.2018

Climate change has been identified by many as the biggest environmental problem of our times. On the other hand, energy policies often favour large-scale infrastructural developments that are routinely accompanied by human rights abuses and ecological degradation. Thus, seeing climate change mitigation and adaptation in broad ecological and human rights-orientated context is necessary. Siemenpuu’s aim is to promote local, decentralized and ecologically sustainable means of energy production in both technical and political level. These energy solutions include advocacy on policy level, alternative sustainable energy plans by CSOs, and community-based and owned electricity production which benefits especially women.

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21.3.2018

Conserving the remaining tropical forests and coastal ecosystems is of utmost importance due to the remarkable carbon stocks and unique biodiversity that they hold, livelihood opportunities and cultural basis that they provide, as well as for the intrinsic value of nature itself. Siemenpuu’s aim is to promote the conservation of forest and coastal ecosystems in ways that are socially sustainable and respect the rights of indigenous and other forest-dependent communities. Apart from tropical rainforests, the importance of peat swamp forests, mangroves, as well as seagrass and coral reef ecosystems are highlighted in the light of global carbon cycles.

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20.3.2018

Just transition refers to the desire of making the ecologically necessary changes, such as phasing out of fossil fuel use, in a manner that promotes at the same time employment and social protection. Ecological democracy describes in brief the key elements of the desirable society; a short hand for ecologically sustainable, politically democratic and socially egalitarian community and a world system. Siemenpuu aims to support and promote civil society spaces to discuss, develop and present societal ideas and systemic alternatives locally and globally.

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21.3.2018

Land grabbing by large-scale investors has displaced millions of small-scale farmers from their land – at the same time small-scale farmers face a rapidly changing climate. Women are fighting for their identity as peasants, for ownership of the land they cultivate, and against gender based violence. Agroecological production practices conserve agricultural biodiversity, mitigate climate change and help adapting to it. Siemenpuu aims to support these sustainable rural livelihoods and food sovereignty through small-scale farmers organisations and other supporting them. Support is geared even more towards the promotion of gender equality as a crucial element for sustainable livelihoods.

Indigenous people and traditional forest communities are important guardians of world’s biodiversity and cultures that maintain it. ‘Biocultural rights’ denotes a community’s long established right, in accordance with its customary laws, to steward its lands, waters and resources. Such rights are being increasingly recognized in international environmental law, including UN’s agreements and declarations. Siemenpuu’s aim is to strengthen the realisation of biocultural rights and sustainable forest management capabilities of the indigenous and other forest communities. Aim is also to promote the communities’ participation in decision-making processes and sharing of models for sustainable living nationally and internationally.

Climate change has been identified by many as the biggest environmental problem of our times. On the other hand, energy policies often favour large-scale infrastructural developments that are routinely accompanied by human rights abuses and ecological degradation. Thus, seeing climate change mitigation and adaptation in broad ecological and human rights-orientated context is necessary. Siemenpuu’s aim is to promote local, decentralized and ecologically sustainable means of energy production in both technical and political level. These energy solutions include advocacy on policy level, alternative sustainable energy plans by CSOs, and community-based and owned electricity production which benefits especially women.

Conserving the remaining tropical forests and coastal ecosystems is of utmost importance due to the remarkable carbon stocks and unique biodiversity that they hold, livelihood opportunities and cultural basis that they provide, as well as for the intrinsic value of nature itself. Siemenpuu’s aim is to promote the conservation of forest and coastal ecosystems in ways that are socially sustainable and respect the rights of indigenous and other forest-dependent communities. Apart from tropical rainforests, the importance of peat swamp forests, mangroves, as well as seagrass and coral reef ecosystems are highlighted in the light of global carbon cycles.

Just transition refers to the desire of making the ecologically necessary changes, such as phasing out of fossil fuel use, in a manner that promotes at the same time employment and social protection. Ecological democracy describes in brief the key elements of the desirable society; a short hand for ecologically sustainable, politically democratic and socially egalitarian community and a world system. Siemenpuu aims to support and promote civil society spaces to discuss, develop and present societal ideas and systemic alternatives locally and globally.

Land grabbing by large-scale investors has displaced millions of small-scale farmers from their land – at the same time small-scale farmers face a rapidly changing climate. Women are fighting for their identity as peasants, for ownership of the land they cultivate, and against gender based violence. Agroecological production practices conserve agricultural biodiversity, mitigate climate change and help adapting to it. Siemenpuu aims to support these sustainable rural livelihoods and food sovereignty through small-scale farmers organisations and other supporting them. Support is geared even more towards the promotion of gender equality as a crucial element for sustainable livelihoods.