The 3rd edition of 'What is REDD+? A guide for indigenous communities' is now available here. This book seeks to help indigenous communities and their organisations to provide their people with basic information on REDD+. It is intended as a guide in understanding climate change, REDD+ and how they relate to the recognition and exercise of the collective rights of indigenous peoples.
Click here to read the joint submission which was submitted by FPP, CEFAID, IWGIA, Tebtebba, AIPP and various other NGOs and indigenous peoples' organisations.
Updated IWGIA - Tebtebba - Asia Indigenous Peoples' Pact - Forest Peoples Programme community guide to REDD in Spanish, December 2010:
A guide for indigenous peoples to the concepts underlying REDD(+), the international negotiations, financing systems and the relevance of UNDRIP to these proposed initiatives.
A training manual for use by indigenous peoples' organisations and communities to raise awareness of REDD processes at the national and international level.
Statement provides guidance to the Council in its consideration of the human rights implications of climate change
It is often stated that attention to and respect for indigenous peoples’ rights in connection with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is barred by the principle of state sovereignty. This assertion is incorrect in light of contemporary international law. State sovereignty does not and cannot preclude attention to and respect for indigenous peoples’ internationally guaranteed rights.