Every month, our experienced librarian Lena Olsson handpicks a number of interesting books on current human rights topics. On May 21, as a part of our Swedish Human Rights Film Festival, we highlighted and celebrated the International Day of Cultural Diversity and Dialogue by shedding light on the connection between cultural diversity, biodiversity and human rights.
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This time, Lena Olsson found it difficult to find books, but when she looked for insights on biodiversity, cultural diversity and human rights she found a number of interesting electronic resources.
Check them out below:
“I found what I was looking for, to better understand biodiversity, cultural diversity and human rights!”
The Stockholm Resilience Centre provides interesting chapters on these issues, such as: ‘The history matters’, ‘Human rights are integral to each and every SDG’… and more!
Check out the panel discussion, when Pernilla Malmer, joined us after the screening of the film Honeyland, during the Cultural Diversity session of the Film Festival.
Report by John. H Knox
To get acquainted with the topics, this is a great place to start.
This has become a key source of evidence on the actions and contributions of IPLCs (Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities) towards achieving the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity’.
More tips from Lena:
Biodiversity as a human rights issue
Stockholm Resilience Centre: Why Protecting and Using Biodiversity as a Human Rights Issue
Green Tool Box Information Brief – Sida – 2017
Biodiversity as a means of survival
Sida: The text brings forward the people in rural areas and their dependence on biodiversity for their survival. Also, discusses the consequences of biodiversity loss. ‘Understanding and acting upon synergies between biodiversity and human rights can play a key role in the transformations required for sustainability in line with the 2030 Agenda’
Biodiversity, Cultural Diversity and Human Rights interlinked
- Forest Peoples Programme is a human rights organisation working with forest peoples across the globe to secure their rights to their lands and their livelihoods. Read more
Reports on indigenous and local knowledge
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has on their website topical reports on indigenous and local knowledge.