By Chris Lang Last week, Forest Peoples Programme put out a series of reports looking at the following question: To what extent have government in the world’s five most forested tropical countries rolled back on social and environmental safeguards and what are the consequences of this for Indigenous Peoples and their territories?
By Chris Lang In August 2020, the Green Climate Fund approved US$28.2 million for “results-based” funding to Colombia, for the period 2015 to 2016. In the presentation of the proposed REDD payments, the Green Climate Fund Secretariat acknowledged that deforestation in Colombia, particularly in the Amazon, had increased since the Peace Agreement in 2016.
By Chris Lang In December 2019, the governments of Colombia, Norway, Germany, and the UK signed a Joint Declaration of Intent on REDD and promoting sustainable development in Colombia. In August 2020, Ricardo José Lozano Picón, Colombia’s minister for Environment and Sustainable Development wrote to Mary Grady at Winrock International, to tell her that Colombia…
The Green Climate Fund Board will hold a virtual meeting between 18 and 21 August 2020. Included in the funding requests are two for REDD+ “result-based payments”: Indonesia REDD-plus RBP for results period 2014-2016; and Colombia REDD+ Results-based Payments for results period 2015-2016.