The Global Indigenous Peoples Consultation on REDD, organized by the UNU Institute for Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) Traditional Knowledge Initiative and held 12-14 November 2008 in Baguio City, Philippines, brought together around 30 international indigenous leaders to:
Review the current level of involvement of indigenous communities in the global debate on REDD and compile views on related challenges and opportunities;
Consider strategies for indigenous coalitions to effectively engage in international REDD processes;
Develop a capacity-building strategy for indigenous peoples; and
Consider the need for additional tools for influencing the development of REDD schemes.
Participants adopted the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities' Global Strategy on REDD on 14 November, 2008.
UNU-IAS Traditional Knowledge Initiative, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, UNDP REDD Programme
Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education)
The IPCC has identified local knowledge as an important missing element in its previous assessments and a focus for its next assessment process. The UNU-IAS Traditional Knowledge Initiative looks at this important area.