Tuesday, April 17, 2012
PUBLICATIONS: New Publications from RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests
Several recent publications from RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests are likely to be interesting for CAPRi members.
- Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in REDD+. Respecting the right to FPIC is, by definition, a locally and culturally specific process in which the affected communities themselves determine the steps involved. It is therefore not possible to produce a universally applicable ‘how to do it’ guideline. This publication provides a basis for more specialized information and training materials, targeted at specific audiences in appropriate languages. It will be progressively adapted as the ‘rules of REDD+’ evolve. Also available in in Bahasa Indonesia (pdf) and Nepali (pdf).
- Climate Change, Forests, and You. This publication serves as a resource for community level facilitators to provide explanations about the basics of climate change and the role of forests. It aims to raise the awareness of grassroots stakeholders for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) through answering nine frequently asked questions. The questions because they are frequently asked by grassroots communities, and local level facilitators should be able to answer them in the simplest way in order to deliver a consistent message throughout the project areas and countries. Also available in Bahasa Indonesia, Nepali, Vietnamese, and Lao.
- REDD+ Safeguards for Vietnam: Key Issues and the Way Forward. This brief discusses achievements to date by the Government of Vietnam in REDD+ readiness, issues in the seven safeguards defined by UNFCCC, and the need for a flexible, nationally-owned and inclusive process.