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Published: 1 Dec 2012

REDD+ and indigenous people

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1 KEY MESSAGES

  • Conflicts between indigenous peoples with territorial rights and other local groups like landless and migrants should be taken into account when planning REDD+ national strategies and action plans.
  • Acknowledging that indigenous communities are also engaged with markets and external actors, and may prioritize “immediate needs”, is important for the understanding of their livelihoods, decision-making processes and positions regarding REDD+.
  • Assessments and information about the possible consequences of REDD+ in local areas should be presented in local languages. Participatory budgeting provides interesting experience for fair benefit sharing schemes, which could also be included in REDD+ activities. The participation of women is essential.
  • Indigenous peoples organizations and local communities in favor of REDD+ see it as a possibility to strengthen territorial control and self-management, and demand respect for their rights, territories and autonomy, with adequate consultation processes.
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Authors

C. Hirsch; M. Aguilar-St√łen; D. McNeill

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