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Forest Peoples Programme Comments on Suriname’s Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP), 23 February 2013

Forest Peoples Programme

28 March, 2013

Click here to read Forest Peoples Programme's comments on Suriname's Readiness Preparation Proposal, which was submitted to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) by Suriname in February 2013. 

Read the FCPF's resolution on the Suriname R-PP at their 14th Participants Committee Meeting (19-21 March 2013) here

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Indigenous peoples' organisations in Panama pull out of UN-REDD National Joint Programme (NJP)

1 March, 2013

Indigenous peoples' organisations in Panama have withdrawn from the UN-REDD National Joint Programme (NJP) due to the inadequate attention to rights issues by the government and UN agencies and the lack of full and effective consultations with indigenous peoples on the various stages and implementation of the programme. 

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Renforcement des capacités juridiques du Groupe de Travail Climat REDD

1 March, 2013

Exercice pratique par les membres du GTCR, février 2013, Kinshasa, RDC.

Le Groupe de Travail Climat REDD (GTCR), entité représentant la société civile congolaise dans le cadre du processus REDD+ en RDC, a bénéficié d’une formation  juridique sur la protection des droits à la terre et ressources naturelles en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) du 27 février au 1er mars 2013 à Kinshasa, RDC. 

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International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) Open Statement on the Green Climate Fund (GCF), December 2012

IIPFCC

1 March, 2013

The Indigenous Peoples Organisations (IPO) Constituency accredited under the UNFCCC, in the name of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC), has this week sent a letter to the Co-Chairs and Board Members of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) about their Open Statement on the GCF.

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Indigenous peoples in Madre de Dios (Peru) call for greater accountability of forest and climate schemes, including the World Bank-IADB Forest Investment Programme (FIP), February 2013

25 February, 2013

Following AIDESEP's letter of 15th February to the Forest Investment Programme (FIP) mission, FENAMAD, an indigenous peoples' organisation in Madre de Dios, has released a statement calling for greater accountability of forest and climate schemes in Peru, including the Forest Investment Programme (FIP). 

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Upcoming Event - 14th RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance & Climate Change: Extractive Industry, Communities and Territorial Rights - Implications for poverty reduction and climate change, 21-22 March 2013

21 February, 2013

The fourteenth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change will take place on 21-22 March 2013 at Centro de Convenciones COMPENSAR in Bogotá, Colombia, in collaboration with Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad, 

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Indigenous peoples of the Peruvian Amazon denounce failure of the World Bank’s Forest Investment Programme in Peru to respect their rights to lands and territories

18 February, 2013

On the eve of the latest visit of the Forest Investment Programme (FIP) to Peru (18 -20 February 2013), AIDESEP, the Peruvian national indigenous organisation, has sent a letter to the FIP mission denouncing the efforts of the Peruvian government to backtrack on previous commitments to recognise millions of hectares of untitled indigenous territories as part of their ‘Forest Investment Strategy’. 

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The Ngoyla-Mintom forest in Cameroon: The perspective of the Baka

18 February, 2013

Baka community members documenting where they fish using GPS, to include on map of forest resource use

Ngoyla-Mintom is a forested mountainous region which derives its name from two districts in two regions of Cameroon: Ngoyla in the Eastern Region and Mintom in the Southern Region. This rainforest has gained fame through being targeted for various purposes by different actors, including the Cameroon government, private companies and the international community. In recent months, Ngoyla-Mintom has gained the reputation of being a previously unexploited forest bloc, which has very rapidly aroused the interest of Cameroon’s Ministry of Forestry who are interested in selling parts of the forest at auction to private logging companies.

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From logging concessions to carbon concessions: What difference for communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

18 February, 2013

Community meeting to assess impacts of REDD projects on the village of Yabongengo (located within the Jadora/SAFBOIS concession)

In 2011, the private Canadian company Ecosystem Restorations Associates (ERA) signed a management contract with the government of the DRC for a former logging concession of almost 300,000 hectares that adjoins the western reaches of Lac Mai Ndombe in Bandundu Province[1]. The aim of this agreement was to prepare the concession for sales of carbon on the international market. Up to 50% of this concession overlaps the customary lands of local and indigenous communities. ERA is now in partnership with Wildlife Works, a large REDD+ project development and management company.

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UK government seeks public comments on proposals to tackle deforestation

18 February, 2013

The UK government is inviting public comments on government proposals to address deforestation and land use emissions in developing countries under the UK International Climate Fund (ICF), which is co-administered by DECC[1], DFID[2] and DEFRA[3].

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