Climate Change, Trees and Livelihood: A Case Study on the Carbon Footprint of a Karen Community in Northern Thailand

  Introduction

Global climate change is increasingly affecting the agricultural sector of Thailand in various ways, manifested by worsening drought, floods, and irregular rainfall. All these are additional risks to livelihood activities, resources, food security, and thus may lead to an increase of poverty.

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REDD+ Implementation in Asia and the Concerns of Indigenous Peoples

Introduction

 Asia has the most number of indigenous peoples, comprising two thirds of the world’s estimated 350-400 million indigenous population. An estimated 88 to 100 million indigenous peoples are found in the 10 REDD+ countries in Asia. These countries are in partnership with the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) of the World Bank, the Forest Investment Programme (FIP) and the UN-REDD as member or observer.

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Indigenous Peoples And Climate Change

UNFCCC Intersessional Meeting, Bangkok 2009, Briefing Paper

Indigenous peoples depend on natural resources for their livelihood and they often inhabit diverse but fragile ecosystems. At the same time indigenous peoples are among the world’s most marginalized, impoverished and vulnerable peoples. While having hardly contributed anything to the cause of global warming, they are among the most heavily affected. However, they have minimal access to resources to cope with the changes.

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Climate Change and REDD Partnership Program : Project Completion Report for Phase I (2009/10)

The project has been implemented successfully with local partners in four countries: Indonesia (with Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara – AMAN), Laos (with the Global Association for People and the Environment – GAPE), Nepal (with the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities – NEFIN) and Viet Nam (with the Centre for Sustainable Development in Mountainous Areas – CSDM).

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Shifting Cultivation And Climate Change

In the age of global climate change, resource use and management practices that rely on the use of fire and thus emit carbon are coming under increased pressure. This is particularly the case with shifting cultivation.

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