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No Consent to Proceed: Indigenous Peoples' Rights Violations At the Proposed Baram Dam in Sarawak

Written by: Tanya Lee, Thomas Jalong & Wong Meng-Chuo

Endorsed by:Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS), Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Bruno Manser Fund & International Rivers


Download this file (no_consent_to_proceed_baram_report2014.pdf)A Fact Finding Mission Report[ ]13820 kB

Nepalese Indigenous Peoples Position Paper on the "Upcoming Forest Strategy, National REDD+ Strategy, National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, and Strategic Framework on Nature Conservation"

The position paper in available in English and Nepali languages.

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Comprehensive land-use planning-A rights-based approach: Discussion paper for addressing the land sector under the ADP

Forest loss and land use change play a significant role in climate change, contributing around one quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. In UNFCCC discussions so far, the role of forests in mitigation has been developed first through land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) for developed countries, and then through reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) for developing countries. There is also a limited role for LULUCF activities for developing countries in the clean development mechanism (CDM). Discussion o the role of agriculture in mitigation have been limited, with food security concerns prominent.

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Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change


Securing Rights, Combating Climate Changeanalyzes the growing body of evidence linking community forest rights with healthier forests and lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

This report makes a strong case for strengthening the rights of indigenous and local communities over their forests as a policy tool for mitigating climate change.

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Source: World Resources Institute

A Country-Led Safeguards Approach: Guidelines for National REDD+ Programmes

The Warsaw Framework now provides developing countries with the rules, including safeguard provisions, for operating REDD+, under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Countries seeking to implement national REDD+ programmes under the Convention must meet three safeguard-related requirements in order to access results-based finance: 1) ensure REDD+ activities are implemented in a manner consistent with the Cancun safeguards; 2) develop a system for providing information on how the Cancun safeguards are being addressed and respected; and 3) provide a summary of information on how all the safeguards are being addressed and respected throughout the implementation of REDD+. 

The guidelines can be downloaded here 


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