The World Bank has requested comments on the latest draft design of its Forest Investment Program, but it’s doing it’s best to keep quiet about it.
The November 2008 report, “Cutting Corners; how the FCPF is failing forests and peoples” is now available in Spanish. The report, produced by FERN and Forest Peoples Programme looks at nine country concept notes presented to the World Bank (so called R-PINs) to get REDD money.
The International Scientific Congress on Climate Change in Copenhagen generated several news items relating to REDD this week. The Guardian reports on a new study which finds that 85% of the Amazon rainforest could be lost, unless we reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Forest Peoples Programme recently published a briefing, titled “Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and REDD: The Case of the Saramaka People v. Suriname”. The briefing asks the question: To what extent should or must REDD account for and respect Indigenous Peoples’ rights?