REDD+

Nationally Determined Contribution in Asia: Are governments recognizing the rights, roles and contributions of Indigenous Peoples?

Regional summary of 10 country studies from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is a regional organization founded in 1992 by Indigenous Peoples’ movements. AIPP is committed to the cause of promoting and defending Indigenous Peoples’ rights and human rights and articulating issues of …

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Southeast Asia Sub-Regional Report: Country Reports From Malaysia, Philippines, And Indonesia

Nationally Determined Contribution in Asia: Are governments recognizing the rights, roles and contributions of Indigenous Peoples? Using a gender and social inclusion approach, the sub-regional report considers whether each country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) includes specific reference to rights holders such as Indigenous Peoples, including those more marginalized, such as Indigenous women, youth, and persons …

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South Asia Sub-Regional Report: Country Reports From Bangladesh, India, And Nepal

Nationally Determined Contribution in Asia: Are governments recognizing the rights, roles and contributions of Indigenous Peoples? Using a gender and social inclusion approach, the sub-regional report considers whether each country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) includes specific reference to rights holders such as Indigenous Peoples, including those more marginalized, such as Indigenous women, youth, and persons …

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Mekong Sub-Regional Report: Country Reports From Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, And Thailand

Nationally Determined Contribution in Asia: Are governments recognizing the rights, roles and contributions of Indigenous Peoples? Using a gender and social inclusion approach, the sub-regional report considers whether each country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) includes specific reference to rights holders such as Indigenous Peoples, including those more marginalized, such as Indigenous women, youth, and persons …

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Regional Report of the Partnership between Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and the UN-REDD Programme

Thirteen countries in Asia are preparing to get ready for REDD+. While these countries are moving ahead with REDD+ preparation, the awareness raising and capacity building of rights holders and their organizations for policy advocacy is very important. In this context, the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), with the support of the UN-REDD Programme, joined …

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Overview of the State of Indigenous Peoples in Asia

Two-thirds of the approximate 370 million self-identified indigenous peoples are in Asia, enriching the region’s enormous cultural and linguistic diversity. They have strong cultural attachment to and livelihood dependence on land, forests and waters, and the natural resources therein. They have unique collective historical connections with, and ownership of their territories that have continuously been …

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Non-Carbon Benefits (NCBs): Indigenous Peoples’ Perspectives and Recommendations

This policy paper reiterates the importance of multiple functions of forests to indigenous peoples including their social, cultural, spiritual, environmental and economic values that are integral to the territorial governance and livelihood systems of indigenous peoples. The paper recommends the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA) to recognize the need for specific measures …

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Safeguards Information System (SIS) in REDD+: What Should It Deliver for Indigenous Peoples?

This policy paper on SIS presents indigenous peoples’ perspectives and understandings of the Cancun Safeguards. The paper specifically highlights the types of information that SIS should contain; the mechanisms and processes to gather information; and process to validate the collected information. This paper has been prepared based on the submission made by the Asia Indigenous …

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Indigenous Peoples’ effective engagement in REDD+ processes in Philippines and Cambodia

Several governments in Asia are in the process of implementing REDD+ (Reducing Emissions through Deforestation and forest Degradation) preparatory stage. This is part of the International Agreement to reduce carbon emission under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). With the serious implications of REDD+ to millions of indigenous peoples in Asia, indigenous communities …

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A Training Manual on “Advocacy, Lobbying and Negotiation Skills for Indigenous Peoples in Climate Change and REDD+”

While indigenous peoples’ low carbon lifestyles contribute little to climate change, it is on our ancestral lands that impacts of global climate change are first felt. The ways that indigenous peoples have sustainably managed natural resources for hundreds of years can help mitigate climate change impacts. Given this wisdom, indigenous peoples should play central roles …

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