• REDD+ benefits distribution and indigenous peoples in the Brazilian Amazon

    REDD+: benefits distribution and indigenous peoples

    “Indigenous Peoples and the mechanism for REDD+ in the Brazilian Amazon – Subsidies for the discussion on benefits sharing”. Photo: IPAM

    The Environmental Research Institute of the Amazon (IPAM) will host next Thursday, September 26, in Brasilia, capital of Brazil, a debate on the distribution of benefits of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) among indigenous peoples in the Brazilian Amazon.

    The debate aims to contribute to a qualified and participatory discussion on REDD+, especially for creation of the Brazilian National REDD+ Strategy, currently under discussion within an Interministerial Committee, led by the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment (MMA).

    During the event, the publication “Indigenous Peoples and the mechanism for REDD+ in the Brazilian Amazon – Subsidies for the discussion on benefits sharing” will also be launched. The study was developed by the IPAM and is available online in Portuguese on their website.

    The publication provides a survey of different approaches to REDD+ in a general indigenous context, analysing indigenous governance initiatives underway in the Brazilian Amazon, and highlighting how these projects address the issue of benefits distribution.

    The study presents recommendations for the allocation of potential benefits of REDD+ in indigenous lands based on specific literature and intercultural dialogues on the subject, produced in partnership with the Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon (COIAB).

    The institute hopes that the publication will contribute to building a fair and equitable distribution of the potential benefits of REDD+ initiatives focused on the development of indigenous peoples and their organisations.

    According to IPAM, the subsidies provided in the publication may also support the international discussions on REDD+ and other related programs, such as the UN REDD Programme (UN-REDD) and the World Bank initiatives (FCPF, Carbon Fund and FIP), currently in progress.

    Debate on the benefits distribution of REDD+ among indigenous peoples:

    DATE : September 26, 2013, at 2 p.m. (Brazil Time)

    LOCATION : Manhattan Plaza Hotel – SHN Quadra 2 , Bloco A – Brasília – Brazil

    Source : IPAM

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