AIDESEP letter to FIP and FCPF highlighting their continued concerns with the National REDD strategy in Peru being financed by the World Bank
On the eve of the World Bank's Forest Investment Programme (FIP) joint mission to Peru and the meeting of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Partcipants Commitee in Asuncion (PC 11), the national Indigenous Amazonian peoples federation of Peru (AIDESEP) have sent a letter to the FIP and FCPF informing them of their serious concerns regarding the development of the FIP strategy for Peru and the broader national REDD strategy. Their concerns include the apparent lack of progress on addressing outstanding land tenure issues and regulation of pilot REDD projects. The letter also highlights procedural issues including the lack of participation of AIDESEP within the mission itself as well as the failure to circulate the Terms of Reference of the Mission four weeks beforehand as required by FIP operational guidelines. To read the letter in full (in Spanish) follow this link.