Sixteenth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance, and Climate Change: Investments, Communities and Climate Change – Risks and Opportunities
Location Name: Hotel Sonesta
Address: Pancho Fierro 194
Start and End Times: 8:00am - 5:00pm
The Dialogue featured key stakeholders from diverse perspectives assessing the opportunities and challenges with respect to access, use and ownership of land and resources in the context of efforts to mitigate climate change and reduce carbon emissions.
Economic growth in Latin America in recent decades has been based on a production structure built around the extraction and the export of natural resources. Economic integration policies have increased domestic and foreign investment, and new areas for the exploitation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources have been identified in order to expand and maintain the pace of economic growth.
The Dialogue addressed the opportunities and challenges presented by these development policies, and the different strategies to ensure that the rights of Indigenous Peoples, ethnic minorities and peasant communities are enhanced and protected. Initiatives from governments, private sector, investors, and community-based organizations were presented and discussed.
- Short biographies
- Dialogue Summary
- Rights and Resources Initiative & World Resources Institute: Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change
- Rights and Resoueces Initiative: What Future for Reform? Progress and slowdown in forest tenure reform since 2002
- The Munden Project: Global Capital, Local Concessions: A Data-Driven Examination of Land Tenure Risk and Industrial Concessions in Emerging Market Economies
- The Munden Project: Communities as Counterparties: Preliminary review of concessions and conflict in emerging and frontier market concessions (also available in Spanish)
- Rights and Resources Initiative & Ateneo School of Government: Status of Forest Carbon Rights and Implications for Communities, the Carbon Trade, and REDD+ Investments
- Rights and Resources Initiative: Recognizing Indigenous and Community Rights: Priority Steps to Advance Development and Mitigate Climate Change
- Rights and Resources Initiative: Impact of the Extractive Industry on the Collective Land and Forest Rights of People and Communities
- Tebtebba: Indigenous Peoples & the Extractive Sector: Towards a rights-respecting engagement
Presentations (in Spanish)
- Nuevos mapas ayudan a visualizar las superposiciones (Richard Smith, Instituto del Bien Común)
- Programa Nacional de Incentivos Socio Bosque (Max Lascano, Socio Bosque, Ecuador)