Towards pro-poor REDD+

Towards pro-poor REDD+ (Phase II): Promoting rights-based approaches to strengthen the conservation, governance and sustainable management of landscapes in Cameroon, Ghana, Guatemala, Papua Province of Indonesia and Uganda

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SUMMARY: The goal pursued by this project is that by 2020, national climate change mitigation initiatives incorporate principles of PPAs (Pro-Poor Approaches) and RBAs (Human Right-based Approaches) to deliver policies and have implemented programmes that reduce deforestation and forest degradation whilst simultaneously contributing to the improvement of local livelihoods and long term security of forest carbon stocks in key forest-rich regions. This project is working to deliver the following outputs:

  • Agreed multi-stakeholder arrangements, measures or conceptual frameworks are in place to enhance the ability and efficiency of target landscape processes in clarifying and protecting rights, fostering participation and inclusion of the poor, resolving conflicts and delivering livelihood and forest conservation benefits;
  • National forest and climate change mitigation strategies build on lessons and models emerging from demonstration of pro-poor and rights-based principles at landscapes to design and deliver REDD+ and forest green growth policies and programmes that demonstrate a strong ability to protect rights, secure livelihoods, reduce discrimination, and effectively resolve natural resource conflicts; and
  • Synergies established with key international REDD+ and climate change frameworks result in the updating of existing voluntary standards and UNFCCC compliance and regulatory frameworks to better consider and mainstream pro-poor & human rights-based approaches.

The first phase of this project was implemented between 2009 and 2013.

For more on IUCN engagement with REDD+ 

Donor(s): Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (DANIDA)

Location: Cameroon, Ghana, Guatemala, Indonesia and Uganda

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 01, 05, 10, 13, 17

Aichi Biodiversity Targets: 07, 17, 18, 19


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