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UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing

Emissions from Deforestation and Forest

Degradation in Developing Countries:
Initial Plans for Consultation with
Indigenous Peoples


April 2008
Tropical forests the homes and
source of livelihoods and culture for
Indigenous Peoples are disappearing
fast - 200 km2 of forest are lost each

Forest loss accounts for approx 20% of
global greenhouse emissions

So reduced deforestation can play a
significant role in mitigation and

Addressing deforestation and forest
degradation could generate new
financing for forest management in
developing countries and yield
significant sustainable development
benefit if done properly

But the underlying causes of
deforestation vary from country to
country and even within a country and
are often complex in nature

And issues of land rights and land
tenure and means and modalities of
financial transfer can be extremely

A history of experience with
sustainable forest management,
payment for ecosystem services,
ecotourism, ICDP that shows local
people are not always empowered by
these schemes

How should REDD schemes be
designed to properly take the
rights and needs of Indigenous
Peoples into account?
Response to donor and rainforest country
requests for joint UN action to address issues of
forests and climate change

Assist developing countries gain experience with
risk management and payment structures for
actual, lasting, achievable, reliable & measurable
emission reductions

Assist countries to find ways to pilot test REDD
mechanisms that empower Indigenous Peoples
and local communities

Help donors to test new and innovative
mechanisms that fall between payment-upon-
delivery and up-front-payment.

Facilitate inclusion of REDD in a post-2012
regime by working with countries to successfully
implement REDD programs

Coordinate with major players including WB
FCPF, GEF etc. on Making REDD Work for
Indigenous Peoples

Promote One UN and Delivering as One
UN Collaboration
Scoping and Local Consultations

REDD Readiness for Monitoring and

REDD Dialogue

National REDD Strategy

Support for Implementing REDD

REDD Data Management

REDD Payment Distribution

REDD Payment Structuring
Country Actions
Technical and Scientific:

Monitoring systems

Accounting Methods and Verification of
Reduced Emissions

Guidelines, methods and tools for REDD

Co-benefit and Trade-Off Tools

Capacity building in participatory

Knowledge Management:

Knowledge Sharing Between Countries

REDD Awareness

Data Availability and Interpretation

Cutting Edge Science and Policy Networks
International Support

What are the implications of PES
(including REDD) for Indigenous

Given that UNFCCC & the international
community has agreed to pilot REDD
mechanisms, how should the UN
system respond?

What experience have you had with
REDD so far?

What experience have you had with
other payment schemes that could
inform how REDD should be

What particular role does the UN
system have in exploring ways to make
REDD work?

Advice & Guidance Requested
from Participants in UNPFII