Forest Peoples Programme Supporting forest peoples’ rights

Urgent warning: Shipibo communities in the Peruvian Amazon asked to hand over land title documents to projects promoting 'environmental services, carbon market and REDD'.

1 August, 2011

AIDESEP, 20th July 2011. AIDESEP has revealed that the recently established Peruvian NGO "Alliance for the Capture of Carbon as a Solution to Climate Change" has proposed 10 year 'agreements' with various Shipibo indigenous communities. The agreements focus on the potential for 'environmental services, REDD and carbon deals' and are offering '$100 per hectare and thousands of dollars each year' to these communities. In an alarming turn the communities are being asked to sign these agreements and hand over their land title papers to the NGO.