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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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Is REDD-readiness taking us in the right direction? Case studies from the Accra Caucus

Is REDD-readiness taking us in the right direction? Case studies from the Accra Caucus

01 November 2011

The Accra Caucus on Forests and Climate Change is a network of around 100 southern and northern civil society and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations from 38 countries. Despite the diversity of experience, there seems to be one common aspect: the REDD+ readiness process is focused much more strongly on attracting carbon income than on protecting the environment or the rights of forest-based peoples and communities.

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Central African Republic: Linking rights, capacity strengthening, REDD and FLEGT

Central African Republic: Linking rights, capacity strengthening, REDD and FLEGT

01 November 2011

This briefing provides a case study of recent developments in one country, linking together the work that has been done to advance forest community rights and livelihoods, EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance Trade (FLEGT) and REDD processes, and civil society participation.

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Mapping and Community Forests in the Central African Republic

Mapping and Community Forests in the Central African Republic

01 November 2011

The indigenous and forest-dependent communities in south-west CAR are considered to be the most disenfranchised of the population with many lacking secure access to traditional lands, resources and public services. CAR’s Forest Law opens up new opportunities to secure resource rights for forest communities.

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The growth of protected areas in the Congo Basin

The growth of protected areas in the Congo Basin

01 November 2011

The expansion of the protected area network in the Congo Basin has made a significant contribution to forest protection but has been considerably less successful in addressing the needs of forest-dependent peoples.

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