Citizens' Global Platform (CGP) brings together civil society actors from Brazil, India, Tanzania and Finland. The goal is to empower marginalised groups and to create new mechanisms for citizen participation in international political processes. The project focuses on combating the climate change and strengthening the appreciation of sustainable lifestyles.
The work of CGP is rooted in the Helsinki Process on Globalisation and Democracy, which was jointly co-ordinated by Finland and Tanzania.
The Citizens' Global Platform network has released a leaflet 'Citizen participation and transnational advocacy networks: Raising the voice of marginalized groups in UN processes'. The publication
illustrates the key results of Citizens’ Global Platform’s (GCP) project
“Making marginalized voices heard in the UN processes”. During the
period 2009-2012 the work of Citizens’ Global Platform concentrated on
three themes: citizen participation, marginalized groups and climate change.
The Tanzanian CGP Network has published leaflets: 'Tools: Making marginalized voices heard in climate change policy issues' and an Information Kit about Climate Change Concept in both English and in Swahili.
The HanaForum: Ecosystem approach, Water adn Food Security in the Context of Multilateral Cooperation held in 29.05 in Hanasaari, Finland, discussed the management of
fresh water and marine resources in the context of ecosystem services,
food security and multilateral cooperation. The focus was on the possible outcomes of
the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, held in June 2012 in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the opportunities and challenges of
multilateral cooperation in governing the commons.
Watch the whole seminar in English here.
The Citizen Global Platform networks got together in Nov. 2011 in Rovaniemi to report the progress made. The conference was recorded, watch the videos.
The project has also produced a video that illustrates the negative effects
of climate change on the marginalized people in Brazil, India and
Tanzania. Watch the videos here:
part one and part two.
The Snowchange Climate Change Work with the Local Sámi Communities 2000-2009 illustrates the observations of Northern reindeer herder communities on cultural, climatic and ecological changes in their environment.
Drowning Reindeer, Drowning Homes -Indigenous Sámi and Hydroelectricity Development in Sompio, Finland tells globally little-known story of an Indigenous people, the Sámi and other local people living in the Vuotso region of Province of Lapland, Finland and traces the histories and cultural landscape of southern part of Finnish Sápmi.
Video footage of Finnish presentation of the research is available on YouTube.