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.
On September 21–24, 2009, The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened the second Field Dialogue of its Investing in Locally Controlled Forestry (ILCF) initiative in Kathmandu, Nepal.
On August 22–25, 2009, The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened the first field dialogue of its Investing in Locally Controlled Forestry (ILCF) initiative in Gamboa, Panama, hosted by the International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of Tropical Forests (IAITPTF).
In Nepal, local communities have come a long way in conserving forest ecosystems and nurturing local institutions for democracy and social justice in Nepal.
Building upon the consensus statement developed in 2008, which now enjoys a wide degree of support among leaders in the forest community, The Forests Dialogue (TFD) has initiated a series of multi-stakeholder dialogues on REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Finance Mechanisms with a view to:
Every time he walks into the forest, my grandfather says “a dialogue about forests is a dialogue with our brothers the trees. We must ask the trees and Mother Earth permission to take the day’s livelihood from them.” To speak about indigenous peoples and their lands is to speak about history, and to do so from a cultural perspective. But this conversation is not yet possible.