The final version of the report on "the Do's and Don'ts of Supporting Forest Conservation and Restoration Initiatives by local communities and Indigenous Peoples", was launched at a side event at the CBD SBSTTA meeting in Montreal (3 May 2012).
The report is the result of a joint initiative by the REDD and Communities Task Force of the Theme on Governance, Equity and Rights of the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP), the International Consortium on Territories and Areas Conserved by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (ICCAs) and the Global Forest Coalition to analyze appropriate incentive systems for ICCAs and other community initiatives to conserve and restore forests.
The Spanish version of the report can be downloaded from http://www.globalforestcoalition.net/es/recursus/causas-subyacentes-de-la-perdida-de-bosques.
This report provides some fascinating insights in the kind of incentive schemes and other forms of support that are needed to promote ICCAs and other expiring examples of forest conservation and restoration on the ground.
We look forward to continuing to work with you on a further, more profound assessment of the needs communities have as far as their forest conservation and restoration initiatives are concerned. More information on this new initiative will follow soon.