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South East Asia Regional Consultation on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)

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Kirsty Galloway McLean

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A large number of indigenous people live in and benefit from forested areas, particularly in South East Asia. The Rainforest Foundation estimates that tropical rainforests are home to 50 million indigenous forest peoples, while the World Bank estimates that around 60 million indigenous people are “almost wholly dependent on forests”.

The purpose of the South East Asia Regional Consultation on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD), organized by the UNU Institute for Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) Traditional Knowledge Initiative and held 9-11 November, 2008 in Baguio City, Philippines, was to seek the views of indigenous people from South East Asia about REDD and to:

This meeting was a precursor to the Global Indigenous Peoples Consultation on REDD also held in November in Baguio City, Philippines.

Focus areas:

REDD

Regions covered:

Asia

Participating entities:

UNU-IAS Traditional Knowledge Initiative, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Non-UN partners:

Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education)

Publication(s):

Report of the meeting, including recommendations

Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities' Global Strategy on REDD

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