REDD+ and Indigenous Peoples: Analysis of the upcoming UNFCCC negotiations in Doha, and identification of possible policy options
Francesco Martone, Forest Peoples Programme, November 2012

The purpose of this note is to identify some key issues and opportunities for indigenous peoples in the Doha Climate Change Conference, currently being held from 26 November to 7 December 2012 in Doha, Qatar. It focuses on REDD+ and the Green Climate Fund. REDD+ is being discussed and negotiated in two tracks: The Ad Hoc Working Group on Long Term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) that has mostly dealt with the issues of REDD+ and results-based financing, and the SBSTA (Subsidiary Body on Scientific and Technological Advice) that deals with methodological aspects related to REDD+, most notably, providing guidance on key matters such as Safeguard Information Systems, Reference Emission Levels, Forest Monitoring Systems, and drivers of deforestation. The COP is expected to deliver some decisions and guidance on these matters. REDD+ might also be discussed with reference to the Green Climate Fund, more specifically the possibility of supporting the call for a REDD+ window in the Fund. The Green Climate Fund will also report to the COP about progress in its establishment and adoption of operational modalities after the first two Board meetings that took place in August and October 2012. Download the briefing note [pdf] … Follow the IISD RS coverage of the Doha Climate Change Conference …