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.
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.
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.
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).
This paper is a contribution to The Forests Dialogue on the implementation of REDD mechanisms to Guatemala. In the first three chapters, this document provides an overview of Guatemala from its historical, geographical, social, economic, and natural context.
This paper has come about from two lines linked to two organizations: TFD and CEPF; and has been amended by the national input from Macedonia and Serbia.
On 26–29 October, 2009, The Forests Dialogue (TFD) organized the first of three field dialogues on REDD readiness. The meeting was held in Belém, the capital of the state of Pará in the Brazilian Amazon.
This paper provides background information to inform ‘The Forests Dialogue’ (TFD) REDDplus readiness discussions in Ghana scheduled for November 16-19, 2009.
This background paper, as a contribution to the TFD Field Dialogue on REDD in the Brazilian Amazon, has been organized in the following manner: The first three sections provide an overview of the region in terms of i) the geographical and historical context ii) key characteristics of contemporary Brazilian Amazonia, and iii) recent trends and drivers of deforestation and forest degradation.