Increases in the production of agricultural commodities such as palm oil will continue to lead to tropical deforestation and hamper the achievement of REDD+ objectives if there are no significant changes to production practices and modes, to the structure of supply chains, and to public policy and regulation.
Presentation given to a GIZ-Indonesia workshop on National Forest Inventories on 16 to 17/3/2016
Indonesia REDD+ National Strategy
Final Evaluation of the UN-REDD Programme in Indonesia
The main objective of the handbook is to support local trainers and facilitators, who are already familiar with climate change and REDD+. It provides them with useful information on gender considerations for climate change and REDD+ related training and capacity development programs.
The handbook consists of a series of ten questions about different aspects of gender in the context of climate change and REDD+, and the answers. The questions have been selected based on ongoing discussions on gender integration in climate change and REDD+awareness-raising processes, in the project’s target countries.
· Nepali http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/q-and/gender-redd-qa-handbook-nepali
· Vietnamese http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/q-and/gender-redd-qa-handbook-vietnamese
· Laos http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/q-and/gender-redd-qa-handbook-lao
· Bahasa Indonesia http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/q-and/gender-redd-qa-handbook-bahasa-indonesia
· Myanmar http://www.recoftc.org/node/24885
This publication serves as a resource for community level facilitators to provide explanations about the basics of climate change and the role of forests. It aims to raise the awareness of grassroots stakeholders for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) through answering nine frequently asked questions. The questions because they are frequently asked by grassroots communities, and local level facilitators should be able to answer them in the simplest way in order to deliver a consistent message throughout the project areas and countries.
· Nepali http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/q-and/climate-change-forests-and-you-qa-handbook-nepali
· Vietnamese http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/q-and/climate-change-forests-and-you-qa-handbook-vietnamese
· Laos http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/q-and/climate-change-forests-and-you-qa-handbook-lao
· Bahasa Indonesia http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/q-and/climate-change-forests-and-you-qa-handbook-bahasa
· Myanmar http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/q-and/climate-change-forests-and-you-qa-handbook-myanmar
The principle that indigenous peoples and local communities have a right to give or withhold their Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) to developments affecting their resources is not new. However, experience using FPIC in REDD+ implementation is still limited in the Asia-Pacific region. Using relevant examples from a range of locations and sectors, this guidebook provides a basis for developing country-specific guidance on employing FPIC in REDD+ processes.
Through the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2008) the legal status of the right to FPIC has been strengthened. In the ongoing climate change negotiations it has gained prominence through the discussions around REDD+. GIZ and RECOFTC regard the guidance that this publication offers as an initial attempt that will need to be reviewed and adapted as more experience with REDD+ implementation and FPIC is gathered. In particular, we hope that it will serve as a basis for developing country-specific guidance. This would allow adapting recommendations to the specific legal situation of indigenous peoples and local communities with regard to rights to their resources, which differs widely from country to country in the region.
Respecting the right to FPIC is, by definition, a locally and culturally specific process in which the affected communities themselves determine the steps involved. It is therefore not possible to produce a universally applicable ‘how to do it’ guideline. This publication provides a basis for more specialized information and training materials, targeted at specific audiences in appropriate languages. It will be progressively adapted as the ‘rules of REDD+’ evolve.
· Nepali http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/training-manuals-and-guides/fpic-redd-guidebook-nepali
· Vietnamese http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/training-manuals-and-guides/fpic-redd-guidebook-vietnamese
· Laos http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/training-manuals-and-guides/fpic-redd-guidebook-lao
· Bahasa Indonesia http://www.recoftc.org/project/grassroots-capacity-building-redd/training-manuals-and-guides/fpic-redd-guidebook-bahasa-indonesia
· Myanmar http://www.recoftc.org/node/38146
The August REDD+ Indonesia Newsletter features a Guest Column by Dr. Tony Simons, Director General of the World Agroforestry Center in Kenya, and an interview with Mr. Mark Burrows, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse. In addition to the interview of the month on private sector finance to support the global green growth transition, several articles focus on the role of the global financial sector to support sustainable development. The newsletter profiles two research studies on REDD+ in Indonesia, an infographic on the importance of mangroves for climate change mitigation, and a strategic partner profile on an Indonesian NGO supporting community-based forest management.
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