Le 10 septembre 2012 est parue la 3ème édition mise à jour du guide « What is REDD+ ? a guide for indigenous communities », édité conjointement par Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), Tebtebba Foundation.
« Global efforts are currently underway to protect and restore forests as part of global initiatives to address and mitigate climate change. These efforts are formally referred to as REDD plus – (REDD+, or Reduced Emissions from Deforestation, forest Degradation, conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries)– and are considered by many as a historic opportunity for forest conservation.
Critics point at the complexity of REDD+ and its inherent difficulties, predicting it to fail. Others, however, already consider REDD a “remarkable achievement” since the idea of REDD has been taken “to the point where a working model is on the horizon – all in a mere five years” (Mercer et.al. 2011: 272).
Since the very beginning of the idea of REDD indigenous peoples have been apprehensive of the possible impact of REDD-related actions on their communities and they have consistently sought to ensure that their rights and concerns are respected and taken into account in any REDD+ actions or policies. Still, many indigenous communities know very little about REDD+ and there is an urgent need for them to know what REDD+ is and what possible impacts – both positive and negative – it may have on their lives and wellbeing.
This book seeks to help indigenous communities and their organisations to provide their people with basic information on REDD+. It is intended as a guide in understanding climate change, REDD+ and how they relate to the recognition and exercise of the collective rights of indigenous peoples.
As a guidebook for communities, the content is simplified and accompanied by illustrations and photos for visualization. Translated versions of this Guidebook in several languages have been and will also be published in REDD+ countries in Asia and elsewhere. »
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