REDD Guide for Indigenous Peoples
This short guide, produced by the UNU Institute for Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) Traditional Knowledge Initiative, introduces Indigenous communities to climate change and to the current international debate surrounding the United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD).
The guide is in five sections:
- An introduction to the location and features of the world's forests, explaining deforestation and forest degradation and their causes and effects.
- Explains climate change, notes the impacts of climate change on Indigenous peoples, outlines the role of the forestry sector in both contributing to and fighting climate change, and introduces the concept of REDD.
- Explains the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol and how this climate regime addresses Indigenous peoples and deals with the forestry sector.
- Outlines international activity on REDD, both under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and in other conventions and institutions.
- Canvasses potential opportunities and risks for Indigenous groups to consider and some tools and fora to consider in advocating a position on REDD.
UNU-IAS Traditional Knowledge Initiative, UNDP REDD Programme
Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education)
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD): A Guide for Indigenous Peoples
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