New resources on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)

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 recognition and exercise of the collective rights of Indigenous Peoples. The content is easily accessible and is accompanied by illustrations and photos for visualization.

The guide was published by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, Forest Peoples Programme, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs and Tebtebba 2010.

It is only available for download.

No REDD! A Reader

This reader aspires to broaden the debate on the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) mechanism. It aims to highlight critical perspectives that are frequently drowned out by large NGOs, corporative lobbies, governments, carbon traders, and international financial institutions. It argues that REDD criminalises Indigenous Peoples who protect and rely on forests. Furthermore, there are no enforceable REDD safeguards at the national or sub-national level that would guarantee protection of the rights of Indigenous Peoples and forest-dependent communities. Meanwhile, carbon traders eager for the large sums of money offered by REDD schemes are already forcing Indigenous and forest-dependent Peoples to sign away their land rights.

The reader is a collection of articles written by REDD Monitor, Global Justice Ecology Project, Censat Agua Viva, Amazon Watch, Acción Ecológica, COECOCEIBA-AT, OFRANEH, World Rainforest Movement, Carbon Trade Watch, RisingTide, ETC Group, and Indigenous Environmental Network.