Category: indigenous peoples
Indigneous Peoples and the Green Climate Fund
The launch of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) was a concrete outcome of the 2011 UN Climate Change Conference in Durban. Parties approved a final decision on the relationship between the Green Climate Fund and the Conference of the Parties (COP) and adopted general agreements on the GCF Board, its specific funding windows and the role of the private sector. While 2012 will be dedicated to establishing the GCF, discussions have already started on...
Forest Peoples: Numbers across the world
Forests cover almost one third of the world’s land area and nearly all are inhabited by indigenous and rural communities who have customary rights to their forests and have developed ways of life and traditional knowledge that are attuned to their forest environments. These communities have been managing the environment through their own systems based on traditional knowledge, practices, rules and beliefs for generations (‘customary use’). Yet in many countries forest peoples do not have secure...
Co-existence of people and orangutan in Sumatra: Stabilising gradients for landscape multifunctionality
Multifunctional landscapes and species-rich agroforests can support biodiversity conservation. Command- and-control conservation approaches tend to create sharp distinctions between protected areas and surrounding agriculture. Can a village–agroforest–forest landscape gradient be stable? Or is it part of a continuous process of forest conversion that in the end will leave hardly any conservation values intact? The landscape of Batang Toru, Sumatra offers a case study. It is home to a...
Analysis of possible indicators to measure impacts of REDD+ on biodiversity and on indigenous and local communities
This report has been produced for the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), aspart of the activities in response to decision X/33 paragraph 9 (h), in which the Conference of the Parties requested the Executive Secretary to ‘...identify possible indicators to assess the contribution of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries...
What Rights? A Comparative Analysis of Developing Countries’ National Legislation on Community and Indigenous Peoples’ Forest Tenure Rights
Indigenous Peoples and forest communities have long-established customary land rights to a large proportion of the world’s forests. In past decades, some countries have passed legislation that begins to recognize these rights. An emerging body of international law and jurisprudence, signaled most significantly, perhaps, by the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in 2007, also recognizes such rights. This report...
The reality of REDD+ in Peru: Between theory and practice
This report compiled by AIDESEP, FENAMAD, CARE (regional and national indigenous organisations) and FPP collates the experiences of indigenous peoples’ organisations with REDD+ policies and projects in Peru. he report analyses the policies and strategies of the Peruvian government, examines the roles of international agencies and scrutinises pilot REDD+ initiatives already underway in indigenous territories.
Forest Peoples Numbers Across the World
Forests cover almost one third of the world’s land area and nearly all are inhabited by indigenous and ruralcommunities who have customary rights to their forests and have developed ways of life and traditional knowledge that are attuned to their forest environments. These communities have been managing the environment through their own systems based on traditional knowledge, practices, rules and beliefs for generations (‘customary use...
Indigenous resource management systems: A holistic approach to nature and livelihoods
This article argues that indigenous resource management systems are not only well poised to reduce deforestation rates but also to provide a rich array of experiences, expertise, and practices that can significantly contribute to protecting biodiversity, food security, and sustainable livelihoods in indigenous communities, as well as finding answers to climate change challenges.
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Outcomes of the Global Expert Workshop on REDD in Developing Countries
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