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Incorporating the ‘Amazon indigenous REDD+ proposal’ into climate change strategies

As of: September 2021

The project aimed at developing the indigenous proposal to REDD+ in the Amazon (RIA). It added technical details to this proposal, improved the internal coordination with member organisations, and integrated the proposal into the REDD+ processes in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. At least one of these countries had taken up this proposal in its national REDD+ strategy until 2017. Towards this end, the project a) surveyed and assessed the contribution of indigenous territories to provide ecosystem services and climate change mitigation, b) implemented key elements of RIA for demonstration purposes, c) trained and advised members of COICA as well as indigenous organisations for a better representation of their interests in REDD+ policy processes. Further, the project developed and implemented more efficient strategies for conserving biological diversity as well as alternative financing strategies for a more equitable distribution of the benefits gained from REDD+ activities.

State of implementation/results

  • Project is completed
  • Elements of REDD Indigenous Amazonia (RIA) (such as holistic management and Protection of Indigenous territories have been integrated into the national REDD+ strategies of Colombia, Peru and Ecuador
  • several publications regarding Indigenous REDD+, risks of deforestation in Indigenous territories, regional vision of Indigenous REDD+, Lessons Learnt of Indigenous REDD+
  • the project team co-organised the Indigenous Pre-COP 2017 of COICA in Pucallpa in order to coordinate on and define amazon-wide topics and focal areas for COP 23 in Bonn
  • final event during COP 23

Project data

Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Implementing organisation:
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Germany

Political partner(s):
  • Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) - Brazil
  • Madre de Dios Regional Government - Peru
  • Ministry of Environment (MINAM) - Peru
  • Ministry of Environment - Ecuador
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) - Colombia

Implementing partner(s):
  • Association of the Regional Counsel of the Indegenous People of Guainía (Asociación del consejo regional indígena del Guainía – ASOCRIGUA)
  • Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon (Confederación de las Nacionalidades Indígenas de la Amazonia Ecuatoriana - CONFENIAE) - Ecuador
  • Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin (COICA) - Peru
  • Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP) - Peru
  • Native Federation of the Madre de Dios River and Tributaries (FENAMAD) - Peru
  • Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the Colombian Amazon (OPIAC)
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Colombia
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Ecuador
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Peru

BMU grant:
2.680.018,20 €

09/2014  till  12/2017

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