This paper aims to find common ground between forest rights-holders and investors, in order to improve the prospects of attracting productive investment into the locally controlled forestry sector. It attempts to unpack the issues that concern all stakeholders and identify the pre-conditions, obstacles and opportunities that define the investor’s experience.
The Forests Dialogue held a two-day Scoping Dialogue on Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in New Haven, CT, USA on 13–14 April 2010.
‘Free, Prior and Informed Consent’ (FPIC) has emerged as a key principle in
international law and jurisprudence related to indigenous peoples and is being
widely considered in private sector policies of ‘corporate social responsibility’ in
sectors like dam building, extractive industries, forestry, plantations, conservation,
The Cambodia dialogue on REDD-plus readiness was convened on 1–4 November 2010, an exciting moment for Cambodia’s national REDD-plus movement.
Las discusiones sobre REDD-plus han puesto nuevamente el tema de los bosques en las mesas de discusión y negociación en importantes plataformas internacionales. La apuesta por la posibilidad de generar cambios profundos para reducir la deforestación y la degradación forestal empieza por reconocer que los países tropicales necesitan una fase de preparación para REDD-plus.
The shorthand phrase ‘free, prior and informed consent,’ and the acronym FPIC, refers to the right of indigenous peoples to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent to proposed measures that will affect them.
Forests may be about to get a lucky break. If opportunities are seized and problems ironed out, international mechanisms to support reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and enhanced forest carbon stocks (“REDD-plus”) will give efforts to sustain forests and the livelihoods linked to them their best-ever chance of success.
This report presents the outcome of four dialogues on frameworks for the financing and implementation of REDD-plus, which were organized by The Forests Dialogue (TFD) between April and August 2009. This publication is not a research study but reflects the perceptions, opinions and recommendations expressed by the participants of these dialogues.
The Ghana dialogue on REDD-plus readiness was convened on 16 - 19 November 2009. The dialogue attracted a wide
On December 1-4, 2009, The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened the third Field Dialogue of the Investing in Locally Controlled Forestry (ILCF) initiative in Ohrid, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (hereafter Macedonia, for abbreviation).