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Indigenous Peoples & Local Community Tenure in the INDCs

Status and Recommendations

Author: Rights and Resources Initiative

Date: April 21, 2016

This brief presents a review of 161 Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) submitted on behalf of 188 countries for COP 21 to determine the extent to which Parties made clear commitments to strengthen or expand the tenure and natural resource management rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities as part of their climate change mitigation plans or associated adaptation actions. Of the 161 INDCs submitted, 131 are from countries with tropical and subtropical forests.

 

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Key Findings

  • Only 21 INDCs, representing less than 13 percent of the world’s tropical and subtropical forest area, included clear commitments to implement community-based tenure or natural resource management strategies as part of their climate change mitigation plans or adaptation actions.

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RRI Analysis | Indigenous Peoples & Local Community Tenure in the INDCs: Status and Recommendations | 11% of countries clearly committed to community tenure rights as climate change mitigation strategy RRI Analysis | Indigenous Peoples & Local Community Tenure in the INDCs: Status and Recommendations | 167 countries did not clearly commit to community tenure rights as climate change mitigation strategy RRI Analysis | Indigenous Peoples & Local Community Tenure in the INDCs: Status and Recommendations | 17 out of 64 UN-REDD Programme Partners clearly committed to community tenure rights as climate change mitigation strategy
RRI Report: Indigenous Peoples and Local Community Tenure in the INDCs Map

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