Publications

ASEAN, Climate Change, REDD+ and Indigenous Peoples

Many Indigenous Peoples fear that the implementation of REDD+ may have the same impacts to them as the imposition of conservation areas such as national parks. They are apprehensive about implementing REDD+ because such imposition has led to conflicts, physical and economic displacements, food insecurity and loss of income, and loss of biodiversity and traditional …

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Climate Change, Trees and Livelihood: A Case Study on the Carbon Footprint of a Karen Community in Northern Thailand

Global climate change is increasingly affecting the agricultural sector of Thailand in various ways, manifested by worsening drought, floods, and irregular rainfall. All these are additional risks to livelihood activities, resources, food security, and thus may lead to an increase of poverty. Thailand ratified the UNFCCC on 28 December 1994 and ratified the Kyoto Protocol …

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Indigenous Knowledge and Customary Law in Natural Resource Management

Lands and territories inhabited by most indigenous peoples across the globe are rich in natural resources. Through generations of experimentation and as custodians, the indigenous peoples have developed an expansive body of knowledge for sustainable use and management of these resources. The continuity of this knowledge and sustainable use and management practices of these resources …

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What to do with REDD? A Manual For Indigenous Trainers

This training manual has been written for indigenous trainers who intend to facilitate a training on REDD for indigenous leaders. It has been devised for a proposed five-days training programme with five modules. The manual includes suggestions for the objectives of each module, activities and methods, materials and a schedule. It is to be used …

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What is REDD? A Guide For Indigenous Communities

This book provides information material on REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in developing countries), one of the mitigation measures now promoted for combating climate change, and its implications for indigenous peoples. It is intended primarily for indigenous peoples as a guide in understanding climate change, REDD and how they relate to the …

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Traditional Livelihoods and Indigenous Peoples

Most indigenous peoples have developed highly specialized livelihood strategies and occupations which include hunting, fishing, trapping, shifting cultivation or gathering food and forest products, handicrafts such as weaving, basketry, woodcarving among others, and rural and community based industries. In Asia, most indigenous peoples are primarily involved in small scale agriculture, fishing, hunting and gathering from …

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REDD+ Implementation in Asia and the Concerns of Indigenous Peoples

Asia has the most number of indigenous peoples, comprising two thirds of the world’s estimated 350-400 million indigenous population. An estimated 88 to 100 million indigenous peoples are found in the 10 REDD+ countries in Asia. These countries are in partnership with the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) of the World Bank, the Forest Investment …

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REDD+ And Indigenous People! A Briefing Paper For Policy Maker

REDD+ is a set of policy proposals on climate change mitigation currently being negotiated in the UNFCCC. It stands for: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. The Plus refers to: Conservation of forests Enhancement of carbon stocks Sustainable management of forests REDD is about providing positive incentives for countries to stop their deforestation and …

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Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change

Indigenous peoples depend on natural resources for their livelihood and they often inhabit diverse but fragile ecosystems. At the same time indigenous peoples are among the world’s most marginalized, impoverished and vulnerable peoples. While having hardly contributed anything to the cause of global warming, they are among the most heavily affected. However, they have minimal …

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