“Framework for REDD plus action” adopted in Warsaw
TWN Warsaw News Update No.30 30 November 2013 Published by Third World Network
Melbourne, Nov 30 (Kate Dooley) -Discussions on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD-plus) were occurring under several negotiating bodies during Warsaw, with methodological issues being discussed under the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA); a joint work programme under the SBSTA/SBI (Subsidiary Body for Implementation) on institutional arrangements; and a work programme on results based finance under the Conference of the Parties (COP19). In all, 7 decisions on REDD-plus were approved in Warsaw, completing what the COP President called the “Warsaw Framework for REDD plus Action”.
Taken together, the decisions constitute ‘comprehensive technical guidance and elements that will facilitate result-based finance for REDD-plus’, but there were se...
PRESS RELEASE: RELIEF DRIVE FOR CORON ISLAND STEPPED UP
RELIEF DRIVE FOR CORON ISLAND STEPPED UP
KASAPI to set Rehabilitation Planning Meetings
November 30, 2013. University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. The aid drive for Coron Island mounted by the Koalisyon ng mga Katutubo at Samahan ng Pilipinas (National Coalition of Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines) gathered more support after participants of the 1st Climate Change Adaptation Learning Highway (ALH) Conference held from November 24-29, 2013, endorsed the coalition’s relief drive for victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. The ALH conference was organized by the Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and KASAPI with backing from the Philippine Association for Inter-Cultural Development (PAFID) and the Kalahan Educational Foundation (KEF). It was held with support from MISEREOR, the German Catholic Bishop’s Organization for Development Cooper...
Workshop on Practical Approaches to Ensuring the
Full and Effective Participation of Indigenous Peoples in REDD+: Assessing Experiences and Lessons to Date
Weilburg Castle, Weilburg, Germany
10 - 12 September 2013
Key Messages from the Weilburg Workshop
Experts call for deeper engagement of governments, multilateral organizations and bilateral donors with Indigenous Peoples, in which REDD+ is based on a broader recognition of, and respect for, indigenous rights
This is the central message from a recent expert workshop held at Weilburg Castle, Germany, which discussed the question of: “How can we encourage and enable full and effective participation of Indigenous Peoples in REDD+ decision-making?” Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (or “REDD+”) is an international mechanism to encourage developing nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to increase removals from the forest sector.
The Workshop was hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), t...
Statements of International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) at COP 19
International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC)
SBSTA Closing Meeting
16 Nov. 2013, Warsaw, Poland
Thank you co-chair, for this opportunity to speak on behalf of International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC). We would like to reiterate that indigenous peoples have been conserving and sustainable managing their forests for generations. Indigenous peoples’ traditional forest conservation and management practices have contributed both to adaptation and mitigation of climate change. In this context, indigenous peoples caucus put forwards the following recommendations:
We would like to acknowledge the suggestion made by Norway to include a paragraph in the COP report to clarify the ambiguity of the drivers’ text. We would also like to acknowledge The Philippines, Colombia, the US and Mexico for their support on the suggestion of Norway. ...
Appeal for support for the indigenous peoples affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the Philippines
November 13, 2013
As you may all know, the Philippines is now under a state of calamity with the massive and widescale destruction of lives and properties by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), the strongest typhoon recorded in history early this month. The coverage from various media outfits show part of the damage wrought by the typhoon in the Visayas region. What is not yet being publicized is also the situation of many indigenous communities who live in far flung communities and are now isolated because of the massive damage in their areas and the lack of communication facilities. Many of them have lost their homes and their sources of livelihood. The poor state of infrastructures and adaptation measures as well as their poor socio-economic conditions made them most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of typhoon Yolanda.
An Initial estimate of 11,627 families coming from v...
Indigenous Peoples of Asia shared their experiences in REDD+ at Climate Change Talks in Warsaw (COP 19)
From right; Ms. Pasang Dolma Sherpa (NEFIN-Nepal), Mr. Lakpa Nuri Sherpa (AIPP-Thailand), Mr. Heru Prasetyo (Indonesian Government Representative) and Mr. Sochea Pheap (CIYA-Cambodia)
Nov. 18 2013, Warsaw, Poland
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) organized a side event “Experiences on REDD+ and Its Implication for Indigenous Peoples in Asia” at the Nineteenth Conference of Parties (COP 19) on 12 November 2013, in Warsaw, Poland. Mr. Lakpa Nuri Sherpa of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) moderated the side event. The side event was successful in presenting the ground experiences and the lessons learned by indigenous peoples of Nepal, Indonesia and Cambodia to the international communities. The representatives of indigenous peoples’ organizations, civil society organizations, governments, youth and students attended the side event...
Indigenous Peoples Statement in the REDD+ Partnership Meeting in Warsaw, Poland
Nov 10 2013
Thank you co-chairs and distinguished parties delegates, for this opportunity to speak on behalf of indigenous peoples.
We would like to acknowledge last month’s decision of the REDD+ Partnership to allocate funding for the representation of indigenous peoples and local communities at partnership meetings until the end of 2014. This will facilitate the articulation of indigenous peoples’ issues and concerns from the ground. The regional caucuses of indigenous peoples shall undergo the self-selection process and inform about their representatives to the partnership.
We would like to reiterate that most of the remaining forests in the world today, are found in indigenous peoples’ customary-owned or managed territories, lands and resources. Therefore, any decision on our lands and forests, should not in anyway, interfere to our fundamental rights. In this...
AIPP New Animation Video: Indigenous Women's Rights
Brief Description of the Animation Video:
We live in a time when public opinion is demanding a fairer and more equitable planet. There is no more important element to address this than the equality of men and women. This 4-minute animation video outlines the recommendations from CEDAW (Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) and UNDRIP (UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) particularly on indigenous women that guide and help us to move in this direction.
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Oslo REDD Exchange Underscores Need to Embed REDD+ into Broader Climate Architecture and Development Initiatives
Oslo, Norway – 30 October 2013 - As hundreds of REDD+ experts head home this evening after two days of meetings for the Oslo REDD Exchange hosted by Norad, the reverberating message about the future of REDD+ is clear – REDD+ programmes need to be part of broader environmental and social improvement initiatives to ensure success. As Heru Prasetyo, Deputy I of the President’s Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight in Indonesia, said during the opening plenary, "development and REDD+ are two side of one coin”.
The Oslo REDD Exchange was a crucial opportunity for more than 450 international participants from civil society, government, the private business sector and academia to come together and share experiences and to consider how these experiences can shape the way forward for REDD+. It was also an opportunity for participants to explore how the international co...
Rhetoric or action in global efforts to protect forest communities?
JOHANNESBURG, 29 October 2013 (IRIN) - A UN mechanism that purports to involve forest-dependent communities in preventing forest loss to curtail greenhouse gas emissions is failing to do so, finds a new study.
The study, released days ahead of UN climate change talks in Warsaw, has prompted the authors and environmental activists to call for the international community to define and develop the role of these communities at the talks.
The mechanism, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) and its successor, REDD+ (which additionally aims to reverse forest loss), emerged through years of climate change negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The success of REDD+ projects is determined by the amount of carbon the forests save.
The study, Community Monitoring for REDD+: International Promises and Field Realities, reviewed 50 RE...
Unique gathering held on “ REDD and Blue” carbon in relation to sustainable resource management
Oct. 28 2013
“Taking care of the earth is our collective responsibility.” – Om Eliza Kissya, indigenous leader of Haruku
Forty participants from environmental organizations from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America and indigenous peoples organizations from Asia gathered in Haruku, Maluku, Indonesia in October 2-5, 2013 for a meeting on REDD+ and Blue Carbon and its environmental, social and political implications, including on indigenous peoples’ rights, rights of local communities and gender. This meeting was hosted by the Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago - Indonesia) and co-organized by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC).
In his welcome remarks, Mr. Om Eliza Kissya, a village elder in Haruku, stated that people have to be proactive in protecting the environ...
(NEW VIDEO) FOREST CONSERVATION: A MESSAGE FROM INDIGENOUS WOMEN
Climate change is a reality. There is no doubt that we need to conserve our forests to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change. Meet the women and men of the Kouy Indigenous peoples of Cambodia in this video to discover more about what the forest means to them and how indigenous women have taken the lead to protect the forest.
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