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12/4/2014
A Washington-based human rights organization warns of an unprecedented “carbon grab” by governments and investors that will infringe upon the rights of indigenous peoples in low- and middle-income countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa. ...   
25/3/2014
Indigenous and forest-dependent peoples from Asia, Africa and Latin America have called for increased recognition of customary land rights in order to curb deforestation and ensure the survival of their communities. “We, forest peoples, ...   
12/3/2014
A new online tool, dubbed ForestDefender, aims to help indigenous people understand and implement their rights in regard to forests. The database, developed by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), brings together vast amounts of ...   
8/2/2014
Progress toward securing the land rights of forest communities has slowed around the world, with some hard-won gains threatening to be rolled back in some countries even as others see advances, forest experts said this week.In Indonesia, ...   
22/1/2014
The Kenyan government has sent Kenya Forest Service guards, with police support, to Embobut Forest in the Cherangany Hills to forcibly and illegally evict thousands of Sengwer indigenous people from their ancestral forest lands and burn their ...   
12/1/2014
As climate finance and “loss and damage” payments dominated the agenda at last November's United Nations climate change negotiations in Warsaw, Poland, indigenous peoples’ groups fought to be heard.One of the most vocal and visible ...   
30/12/2013
A new agency to protect Indonesias rainforests is ready to begin work to implement a first of its kind environmental program. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed Presidential Regulation No. 62/2013 on August 31, 2013, entitled ...   
26/12/2013
2013 was full of major developments in efforts to understand and protect the world's tropical rainforests. The following is a review of some of the major tropical forest-related news stories for the year. As a review, this post will not ...   
4/12/2013
Several issues around the UN mechanism that aims to curtail greenhouse gases by preventing forest loss were resolved in Warsaw at the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the meeting is ...   
21/11/2013
For centuries, indigenous communities in the Philippines have kept the country's rainforests safe from over-use, thanks to their deep and spiritual respect for nature's limits. "Whatever the forests can give, that's only what they take,' ...   
18/11/2013
A recent study of two villages in Cameroon indicates that small farmers there are not far from having the capacity to make REDD+ projects work in their communities. As the links between agriculture and climate change are discussed at the ...   
15/11/2013
Investments in a U.N. plan to halt deforestation could suffer as U.N. climate talks in Warsaw have failed to agree rules to guarantee the rights of indigenous peoples and to protect local biodiversity, observers said. The programme, ...   
11/11/2013
Guyana is engaged in a balancing act to save its rainforest, regarded as a living treasure, from the destructive activities of miners digging their way to another kind of treasure buried beneath this fragile ecosystem. Natural Resources ...   
6/11/2013
The global convergence Reclaim Power, along with the No REDD in Africa Network, have named this week a week of action against false solutions. We offer this blog post as a contribution to that effort.In the landscape of global ...   
26/9/2013
Inatoy Sidsagi and his cousin Esteban Herrera, from the indigenous Kuna Yala (also known as Guna Yala) nation in Panama, make up the indigenous rap group Kunarevolution. They rap about Mother Earth and the Kuna’s inalienable right to protect ...   
19/9/2013
In a high profile side event to the UN General Assembly next week, UN agencies, NGOs and the private sector will gather at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo to celebrate recent successes in forest protection to combat climate change ...   
17/9/2013
Michael Kusolo and his wife Mary lost all their four children in landslides that occurred in 2012 on the steep slopes of Mount Elgon in eastern Uganda's Bududa District. Experts say that it is important that climate finance actually reaches ...   
27/7/2013
Not far from the site of the Cancun 2010 U.N. climate change summit, indigenous people in rural southeast Mexico are doing their part to staunch global warming.They are perfecting Community Forestry Enterprises (CFEs) to establish ...   
22/7/2013
Often misunderstood, REDD+ forest carbon offsets are a “must have” for any realistic climate-change mitigation strategy. Californians are known as innovation leaders, and once again, we are on the verge of demonstrating critical ...   
21/7/2013
According to a recent WWF press release, the Democratic Republic of Congo may be on the cusp of unlocking $60 million in payments for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+). DRC's emissions reduction program idea ...   
29/6/2013
Though one of us lives in Central America and the other in Indonesia -- nearly half the Earth’s circumference away from each other -- we have the same urgent message for the decision makers who are gathered in Indonesia this week to discuss how ...   
27/6/2013
A new report released by the World Bank has warned that food production in Western Africa will be hit by more frequent and more extreme heat waves and droughts if the climate continues to alter at its current pace.Also the Climate Action ...   
25/6/2013
An Interview with Cacique Betanio Chiquidama, National Coordinator of Indigenous Peoples of Panama This week in Lombok, Indonesia, the Policy Board of the United Nations climate change program known as UNREDD is addressing the first ...   
18/6/2013
The United Nation’s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) program garnered conflicting opinions at the recent UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), held May 20-31 in New York City.Under REDD+, in return ...   
1/6/2013
A program called REDD could be the fastest, least expensive way to stall global warming. REDD is a scheme that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation by preserving trees. Award-winning correspondent Alex Chadwick and producer ...   

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