UNSRRIP Presentation to the WCIP Interactive Dialogue
Presentation of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, to the WCIP Interactive Dialogue. June 18, 2014, UN Headquarters New York.
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COP18: Forests are homes and habitats, not just carbon sinks
COP19: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz on the importance of having indigenous peoples at these talks
Info Clip: The Crucial Role of Indigenous Peoples in Managing Forests
The world's remaining forests are found in indigenous territories. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz discusses the crucial role that indigenous peoples play in ensuring that forests are conserved, sustainably used and managed.
Produced by Tebtebba, August 2012.
REDD+: Traditional Knowledge and Climate Science
Over US$5bn has been committed to REDD Projects in the last few years and promises of many more billions have been made. As of September 2011, the main global REDD database had 480 registered projects in 36 countries amounting to $3.35bn. The vast majority of these projects are on Indigenous lands and/or territories.
The scale of the REDD experiment, combined with the lack of relevant experience with REDD+ projects, has meant that projects have confronted considerable problems and delays. A recent global review of REDD+ projects noted that they face many challenges, including: criteria for sustainable forest management, monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, local tenure arrangements, permanence and baseline issues that can be effectively addressed only if local communities are able to properly participate in the REDD+ projects.
The review also found that despite widespread recognition that local ownership is key to REDD+ success, the scope and intensity of their participation has not always been adequate and often there is lack of clarity about their role in implementation.
Film produced by United Nations University.
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