Over the next few weeks, REDD-Monitor will feature a series of posts about REDD safeguards. This post, which forms an introduction to the series, is written by Ivonne Yanez of Acción Ecológica in Ecuador and is cross-posted from the World Rainforest Movement.
“We are deeply disappointed at the lack of meaningful progress on REDD+ here in Peru, one of the countries with the most forests in the world, with many Indigenous Peoples. We expected at least SOME progress, but there has been no substantial outcome on REDD+.”
The Global Environmental Justice research group is an international group of activists, academics and researchers “interested in the linkages between social justice and environmental change, with a particular focus on the global dimensions of (in)justice”.
The Warsaw decision on summary of information on safeguards is staggeringly weak. Governments “should” provide a summary report every two years. Least developed countries don’t even have to do that if they don’t feel like it.