Indigenous Peoples

A critical look at REDD+

With the present brochure we wish to take a critical look at development of the REDD+ instrument and to present the alternative approaches of indigenous peoples dwelling in Amazonia.

In the first part of this brochure, we provide an overview of the relationship between forests and climate protection in addition to the role of indigenous peoples. We moreover outline development of the REDD+ instrument within the scope of the international climate process.

The second part of this brochure comprises a compilation of critical contributions to the concept and implementation of the first pilot projects, along with details of their impact on the local population.

The third – and for us most important – part of this brochure is devoted to alternative concepts and approaches developed by indigenous communities and organisations. These have been presented at international conferences, such as the COP21 in Paris, and discussed with representatives from state and non-state stakeholders. Indigenous women from Peru also have their say: they have prepared a declaration on climate change from their perspective.

One central component of RIA is the measurement, reporting and auditing of REDD+ activities by indigenous peoples. The territorial monitoring of climate
changes is thus placed in their hands.



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