Developing countries’ remaining forests are spaces inhabited by indigenous peoples. These spaces have been shaped, protected and expanded by indigenous peoples over generations. The relationship of indigenous peoples to forests is linked to livelihoods, cultures, world views and traditional knowledge and may be expressed through forms of customary tenure, land use and resource use. By proposing social and rights-based indicators and building blocks, this document promotes a view of REDD+ that is holistic and secures carbon stocks, biodiversity and the rights of forest peoples.
This background note updates and expands a previous memorandum prepared in April 2011 by Francesco Martone and Jennifer Rubis for the first meeting of the Transitional Committee and is meant to provide a summary of key issues related to the Green Climate Fund and the discussions held at the Transitional Committee in recent months.
Read the background note here in English.