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Civil society groups in DRC suspend engagement with National REDD Coordination Process

23 July, 2012

In late June civil society organisations tracking REDD+ policies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) sent open letters to the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and to the DRC’s Environment Minister expressing grave concerns about the lack of effective public and community participation in national REDD+ policy-making (see links below this article). The “REDD Climate Working Group” (GTCR), which authored the letters and is composed of a broad range of national and local environment and development NGOs in DRC, is insisting on the reorganisation of REDD governance structures in DRC to ensure decentralisation and ensure meaningful participation by civil society and forest peoples in forest and climate policy making at all levels.

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Publication update: FPP report ‘FOREST PEOPLES: Numbers across the world’ now available in French, Spanish, Portuguese and Bahasa Indonesia

23 July, 2012

By providing estimated figures for indigenous and forest peoples’ populations in countries and regions across the globe, this FPP report, released in May 2012, seeks to raise awareness of the existence of peoples who primarily depend on forests for their livelihoods, and to enhance their visibility as key actors and rights-holders in the management and use of forests and forest resources. These figures may serve as a useful reference in advocacy for the recognition of forest peoples’ legal and human rights.

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United Nations University OurWorld 2.0: Seeing the people for the trees

8 June, 2012

Sophie Chao, FPP, has written the following article for OurWorld 2.0, the United Nations University's web magazine.

To read the article on the OurWorld 2.0 website please click here.

Seeing the people for the trees

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Indigenous organisations of the Loreto region in Peru advise their communities not to sign any REDD agreement while no legal and policy framework for REDD exists that protects their rights. April 2012

30 April, 2012

Indigenous organisations warn that this could otherwise result in the loss of control over their forests. To prevent REDD deals that take advantage of communities they urge the Ministry of Environment and the Regional Government of Loreto to declare that until REDD legislation exists that guarantees these rights then any such agreements have no legal validity.

Click here for further information (in Spanish only).

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