The establishment and first meeting of the National First Peoples Platform on Climate Change (NFPPCC) on Kaurareg Country in the Torres Strait Islands in 2022 marks a significant step in Indigenous–led responses to climate change.
This work is based on the connections and application of Indigenous-led governance, bi-lateral co-design principles and Terms of Reference from the Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub National First Peoples Gathering on Climate Change. This consistent practice of Indigenous Partnership has embedded confidence with Traditional Owners and hub scientists operating in this space. The meeting on Ngurupai (Horn) Island in the Torres Strait Islands produced key outcomes on the governance, function and secretariat support for the NFPPCC members.
The platforms work will continue to grow in line with the vision of platform members, and towards the first National First Peoples Gathering on Climate Change under the second phase of NESP.
You can read more about the outcomes of the National First Peoples Platform on Climate Change in the communiques produced for each steering committee meeting.