Workshops/Summits & Conferences
More on REDD+
Listing of books on climate change, indigenous peoples and REDD+.
“Indigenous peoples are vital to, and active in, the many ecosystems that inhabit their lands and territories and may therefore help enhance the resilience of these ecosystems… [T]hey interpret and react to the impacts of climate change in creative ways, drawing on traditional knowledge and other technologies to find solutions which may help society at large to cope with impending changes.” - UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
These case studies reveal the secrets of indigenous peoples in protecting, conserving and managing their forestlands.The findings, conclusions and recommendations all point to one thing—policy makers and development planners need to rethink or reorient their mindsets and framework towards forest management.
As indigenous women who are dependent and who live in forests, we continue to play significant roles in protecting the biodiversity and other ecosystem services our forests provide. Our reciprocal relationship and our rights to these forests and resources should be the defining elements to consider in any initiative around forests and climate change.
- Mandaluyong Declaration of the Global Conference on Indigenous Women, Climate Change and REDD Plus, November 2010
The Ethnic Minorities in REDD+ Implementation: The Case of Vietnam
By Centre of Research and Development in Upland Areas (CERDA) & Centre for Sustainable Development in Mountainous Areas (CSDM)
The Possibility of REDD+ in the Philippines: What Does this Mean to Indigenous Peoples?
Emphasizing Indigenous Peoples' Perspectives in REDD+ Programs in Peru
By Centro de Culturas Indígenas el Perú/Center of Indigenous Cultures of Peru (CHIRAPAQ)
Implementing REDD+ in Nicaragua: An Indigenous Peoples' Analysis
By Centro para la Autonomía y Desarollo de los Pueblos Indígenas (CADPI)
Locating Indigenous Peoples' Perspectives in REDD+ Implementation in Nepal
By Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN)
REDD+ in Kenya: An Indigenous Peoples' Perspective
By Mainyoito Pastoralists Integrated Development (MPIDO)