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4 October 2011

Keeping carbon criminals out of the forests

The REDD+ lobby would do well to learn the lessons of the Uganda land grab and build transparency, anti-corruption measures, conflict resolution into the system from the start, says Davyth Stewart from Global Witness

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20 September 2011

Rapporteur Highlights Abuses of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Due to Extractive Industries

20 September 2011: The UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya, addressed the 18th session of the UN Human Rights Council, held from 12-30 September 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland, and presented his report focusing on extractive industries operating within or near ind

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September 14, 2011

Will REDD conserve natural forests and protect local livelihoods?

This blog was written by an intern in GBMI’s Europe office, Antoni Michael

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Sep 8th, 2011

Breaking Walls, Building Bridges: Conflict Management in the Tropical Timber Industry

Clashing interests and values over the use of forestland, the rap

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September 7th, 2011

Peru approves ‘historic’ indigenous rights law

Today, indigenous people across Peru are celebrating President Ollanta Humala’s decision to approve the Prior Consultation Law. This is an important step forward for indigenous rights in the country.

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September 15, 2011

REDD Lights: Who Owns the Carbon in Forests and Trees?

This paper argues in favor of the ownership by indigenous peoples and local communities of carbon in forests and trees and that such ownership could be the basis of social accountability that should be mainstreamed in implementing what is popularly known as the REDD-Plus mechanism.

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August 23, 2011

Minister responds to MP’s columns

In response to Alex Atamanenko’s claims in his Aug. 2 and Aug. 16 columns, I believe the readers of your newspaper deserve and need to know the facts.

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September 1, 2011

Do Trees Grow on Money?

In Mayan cosmology, the ceiba tree, with its elephantine, silver-grey trunk that towers above the jungle, is the tree of life, shoring up the corners of the sky and sending its roots deep into the underworld.

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August 18, 2011

Issue Brief: Land Tenure and REDD+: Risks to Property Rights and Opportunities for Economic Growth

Global climate change threatens to impact the livelihoods of millions of the poorest and most vulnerable populations in profound and unpredictable ways.

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12 August 2011

Stop the Indonesia-Australia REDD+ project

‘Custom Keepers’ in a district of Kalimantan are calling on the Indonesian president to stop a carbon-offset project in in the customary lands of the Dayak people.


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