Contracts, Employment

Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

Despite the abundance of natural resources around them, the indigenous peoples in the Philippines remain  amongst the poorest and most disadvantaged people because they do not have enough opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and capacities to cope with the effects and income producing opportunities within the framework of climate change, fast-changing social, economic and political environments. Even though the international conventions / treaties and Filipino laws do a great deal to ensure the Indigenous and Tribal people are entitled to all forms of socioeconomic benefits and opportunities.

There are many documented conventions such as the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No.169) supports capacity-building initiatives through technical cooperation projects for indigenous peoples in their ancestral domains. They include the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and others.

However, Governments alone cannot do all that is necessary to protect customary traditions, spirituality, ancestral domains, laws and habits; and at the same time provide sufficient commercial opportunities while maintaining forestry dependency and self-sustainability. The CPRSX Climate Change Action Plan ™ fills this gap with its unique ‘climate change capitalism’ strategy underpinned by Indigenous Inclusiveness and leadership.

The CPRSX Climate Change Action Plan integrates carbon emissions mitigation, climate change capitalism and Indigenous customary lifestyles which can overcome the high rates of unemployment, underemployment and illiteracy. The benefits for Indigenous and Tribal Peoples are long-term employment opportunities, contractual guarantees and the opportunity for a better and exciting future without losing their heritage or customary traditions.

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