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As of: January 2018

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

Objective and activities

The project aims at developing the indigenous proposal to REDD+ in the Amazon (RIA). It will add technical details to this proposal, improve the internal coordination with member organisations, and integrate the proposal into the REDD+ processes in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. At least one of these countries should have taken up this proposal in its national REDD+ strategy until 2017. Towards this end, the project will a) survey and assess the contribution of indigenous territories to provide ecosystem services and climate change mitigation, b) implement key elements of RIA for demonstration purposes, c) train and advise members of COICA as well as indigenous organisations for a better representation of their interests in REDD+ policy processes. Further, the project will develop and implement 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

  • Elements of REDD Indigenous Amazonia (RIA) (such as holistic management and Protection of Indigenous territories habe 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 is planned

Project data

Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

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

Partner institution(s):
Relevante Partnerinstitutionen in den Ländern (Regierungsinstitutionen, Nichtregierungsorganisationen)

BMUB grant:
€ 2,680,018.20

09/2014 till 12/2017


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