Saturday, April 23, 2011

Free, Prior and Informed Consent in REDD+

The principle that indigenous peoples and local communities have a right to give or withhold their Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) to developments affecting their resources is not new. However, experience using FPIC in REDD+ implementation is still limited in the Asia-Pacific region. Using relevant examples from a range of locations and sectors, this manual provides a basis for developing country-specific guidance on employing FPIC in REDD+ processes. This new report has been published by The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). The report is, according to the Introduction, “targeted at people concerned with the design and implementation of REDD+ projects or programs.”

RECOFTC and GIZ’s report can be downloaded here: “Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in REDD+: Principles and Approaches for Policy and Project Development” (1.4 MB)

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