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Climate change adaptation by indigenous people in the Republic of Congo

Climate change adaptation by indigenous people in the Republic of Congo

01 November 2013

As part of a regional study on indigenous peoples and climate change adaptation in Africa, the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) coordinated desk and field research for the Republic of Congo, in collaboration with Congolese NGO Forum pour la Gouvernance et les Droits de l’Homme (FGDH) and local indigenous peoples’ organisations. The study recommends ways forward to enable indigenous peoples to better adapt to climate change in the Republic of Congo.

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Building Legal Capacity to Protect Forests and Forest Communities’ Rights

Building Legal Capacity to Protect Forests and Forest Communities’ Rights

01 April 2013

RFUK is developing special training programmes for teams of young African lawyers to work with forest communities and local organisations, helping them defend community rights to lands and resources and basic rights, stop illegal forest destruction, confront abuse of forest peoples’ rights, obtain essential legal documents, and establish legally-designated community forest areas.

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Seeds of destruction: Expansion of industrial oil palm in the Congo Basin

Seeds of destruction: Expansion of industrial oil palm in the Congo Basin

01 January 2013

The cultivation of palm oil at an industrial-scale has wreaked havoc with the rainforests and forest peoples of South-East Asia and is now threatening rainforests in the Congo Basin. This report, the result of original research commissioned by The Rainforest Foundation UK, lifts the lid on the new expansion of oil palm developments in the Congo Basin.

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RFUK Annual Report 2011/12

RFUK Annual Report 2011/12

31 December 2012

This summary of our projects and campaigns in 2011/2012 offers a highlight of the Rainforest Foundation UK's work with indigenous and forest communities around the world.

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Rainforest Roulette? Why creating a forest carbon offset market is a risky bet for REDD

Rainforest Roulette? Why creating a forest carbon offset market is a risky bet for REDD

01 September 2012

This briefing argues that the creation of an international forest carbon market to finance REDD would be a sub-prime option for the climate, tropical forests and forest peoples.

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RFUK Annual Report 2010/11

RFUK Annual Report 2010/11

31 December 2011

This summary of our projects and campaigns in 2010/11 offers a highlight of the Rainforest Foundation UK's work with indigenous and forest communities around the world.

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