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Akwé: Kon operating model’s application in the cooperation between Metsähallitus and the Sámi Parliament

Author: Metsähallitus, Sámi Parliament

Publisher: Metsähallitus , Vantaa , 2023

Layout: 12 pp.

Language: english

Other languages: suomi, sámegiella


The voluntary Akwé: Kon guidelines were approved at the Seventh Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The guidelines are part of the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The purpose of the Akwé: Kon guidelines is to safeguard the preservation of biodiversity, the relationship of indigenous peoples with nature, and traditional knowledge as well as to ensure the full participation of indigenous peoples in all phases of the projects and plans relevant to them, including their preparation, impact assessment, decision-making, implementation and monitoring. The Akwé: Kon guidelines are a procedure that should be followed in relation to national legislation, in a manner consistent with international law and other international obligations and which suits the conditions of the area, and in such a way that biodiversity is not endangered.

Updated 19.4.2023