Joan Carling at the 2018 Norad Conference

Joan Carling is the winner of the 2018 Champions of the Earth Award, for lifetime achievement. At the 2018 Norad Conference, she shares story of threats against activists in the front line working for their right to land and forests.

Joan Carling is an indigenous rights activist and environmental defender from the Philippines. She has been defending land rights from grassroots to international levels for more than 20 years. She has twice served as the Secretary General of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Chairperson of the Cordillera People’s Alliance. She was appointed by the UN Economic and Social Council as an indigenous expert and served as a member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues between 2014 and 2016. She is a member and co-convenor of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Source: NORAD

Related to SDG 13: Climate action

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