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Climate Change Mitigation with Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples: Practices, Lessons Learned and Prospects. Proceedings of the international expert workshop held in Cairns, Australia (26-28 March 2012)

The Climate Change Mitigation with Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples workshop was held in Cairns, Australia, from 26-28 March 2012. The aim of the workshop was to identify, compile and analyze relevant issues related to climate change mitigation by local communities and indigenous peoples.

The three day workshop was attended by over 83 experts, and brought together indigenous peoples and local community experts, developing country and climate scientists, and IPCC authors in the identification and selection of relevant data and literature. The workshop was overseen by a panel of international scientific experts.

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Guidelines on Stakeholder Engagement in REDD+ Readiness with a focus on the Participation of Indigenous Peoples and Other Forest-Dependent Communities

April 20, 2012 (revision of March 25thversion)

These Guidelines are designed to support effective stakeholder engagement in the context of REDD+ readiness for the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility and the UN-REDD Programme, with an emphasis onthe participation of Indigenous Peoples and other Forest-Dependent Communities.

The Guidelines contain 1) Relevant policies on indigenous peoples and other forest-dependent communities; 2) Principles and guidance for effective stakeholder engagement; and 3) Practical “how-to” steps on planning and implementing effective consultations.

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Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security

Preface
The purpose of these Voluntary Guidelines is to serve as a reference and to provide guidance to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and  forests with the overarching goal of achieving food security for all and to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security.

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International Law Principles for REDD+: The Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Legal Obligations of REDD+ Actors

The purpose of the International Law Principles for REDD+: The Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Legal Obligations of REDD+ Actors (REDD+ Principles) is to address the significant risks that “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation” (REDD+) initiatives pose for Indigenous peoples’ livelihood and rights. The REDD+ Principles were prepared in response to the need identified by indigenous peoples for international REDD+ actors to respect their human rights. These REDD+ Principles lay out the human rights obligations of States and international agencies implementing REDD+ initiatives and the rights of indigenous peoples engaged in or impacted by REDD+.

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Study On Shifting Cultivation And The Socio-Cultural Integrity Of Indigenous Peoples

At its tenth session in 2011, the Permanent Forum appointed Raja Devasish Roy, Bertie Xavier and Simon William M’Vidouboulou, members of the Forum, to conduct a study on shifting cultivation and the socio-cultural integrity of indigenous peoples, to be submitted to the Forum at its eleventh session in 2012.** 

The present study assesses the importance of the various traditions, practices and usages of shifting cultivation in different parts of the world to the maintenance and protection of the socio-cultural integrity of indigenous peoples, including aspects of their identity as distinct peoples, their spirituality,

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