As nations worldwide “take stock” of climate commitments laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement, two new reports analyzing United Nations (UN) and other international efforts to protect forests and mitigate poverty will reveal that multi-million-dollar projects already underway are imperiling the lives and lands of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and rural women, who have been shown to outperform both public and private managers of tropical forests worldwide.
- Mai-Ndombe: Will the REDD+ laboratory benefit Indigenous Peoples and local communities? | English | French
- Uncertainty and Opportunity: The Status of Forest Carbon Rights and Governance Frameworks in Over Half of the World’s Tropical Forests | English only
To arrange interviews with the speakers at the briefing, or for more information, please contact:
Coimbra Sirica, firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: +1 301 943 3287 (EST)
Susan Tonassi, email@example.com; tel: +49 160 9327 9327 (CET)
- Chouchouna Losale, Vice-Coordinator, Coalition of Women for the Environment and Sustainable Development, DRC
- Samuel Nguiffo, President, Center for Environment and Development, Cameroon
- Marine Gauthier, Report Author
- Andy White, Coordinator, Rights and Resources Initiative
- Alain Frechette, Researcher, Director, Strategic Analysis and Global Engagement, Rights and Resources Initiative
Download speaker bios here.
- Media Advisory | English | French
- Factsheet | English | French
- Maps | English | French
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RRI will host an informal breakfast briefing to launch two new reports focused on the potential impact of UN and other international forest protection efforts on Indigenous Peoples and local communities. To RSVP or for more information, contact Coimbra Sirica or Susan Tonassi.
Les Bains Paris
7 Rue du Bourg-l’Abbé
Tel: +33 1 42 77 07 07
March 14 at 9:30 a.m. CET