Friday, March 12, 2010

 

EVENTS: Fourth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change

The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) is pleased to announce the fourth Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change to be held in London on April 6, 2010. The Dialogue series is designed to foster critical reflection and learning on forest governance, the rights of forest communities and Indigenous Peoples, and forest tenure in the context of global action to combat climate change. REDD+ emerged as one of the rare points of consensus from the confusion in Copenhagen. The draft decision document made some progress on the recognition of the rights of Indigenous Peoples and environmental and social safeguards and six developed country governments also pledged 3.5 USD billion in quick-start finance for REDD+. While the UNFCCC process has yet to finalize the overall architecture and safeguard frameworks, interested governments are gathering outside of the UN process - in Paris (March 11) and then again in Oslo (May 27) to begin operationalizing elements of the Copenhagen Accord on REDD+, and concerns are growing over the transparency of the process outside the UNFCCC, as well as over the fate of safeguards, standards and consultations. [more information]



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