REDD-plus, forest people's rights and nested climate governance

Sikor, Thomas, Stahl, Johannes, Enters, Thomas, Ribot, Jesse C., Singh, Neera, Sunderlin, William D. and Wollenberg, Lini (2010) REDD-plus, forest people's rights and nested climate governance. Global Environmental Change, 20 (3). pp. 423-425.

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At Copenhagen, the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) was ready to endorse REDD-plus and to make explicit reference to the “rights of indigenous peoples and members of local communities” (UNFCCC, 2009). The reference is important because it acknowledges the historical background from which REDD-plus is developing: the historical dispossession, political exclusion and cultural marginalization of indigenous peoples and members of local communities (hereafter referred to as “forest people”). Recent experience with the recognition of forest people's rights suggests three broad principles for operationalizing rights under REDD-plus: participation in political decision-making, equitable distribution of forest benefits, and recognition of forest people's particular identities. In addition, the emphasis on rights requires the development of decision-making processes at multiple scales and related across scales. Global-scale institutions will be important but not sufficient in themselves. Effective and equitable REDD-plus requires nested forest and climate governance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/climate_action
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Depositing User: Abigail Dalgleish
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2011 14:42
Last Modified: 15 May 2023 23:56
DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2010.04.007

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