Supported by Everland, the Innovation Forum webinar heard from local and indigenous experts to understand how well-executed REDD+ projects can lead to significant advancements in the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities.
Participants discussed how revenue generated from the sale of certified carbon emission reduction credits has empowered these partnerships and fortified human rights.
Dalila España from Acapa – Bajo Mira y Frontera REDD+ project in Colombia said: “REDD is part of our life. REDD+ has changed the dynamic when it comes to economic issues. We are rich due our bio territory, but we did not have the financial resources to develop. REDD has strengthened us.”
Listen to the discussion here.
• Charity Lanoi, Chyulu Hills REDD+ Project, Kenya
• Seraphine Charo, Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project, Kenya
• Dalila España, Acapa – Bajo Mira y Frontera REDD+ Project, Colombia
• José Altamirano, Alto Mayo Protected Forest REDD+ Project, Peru
• Kimheak Chhay, Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary REDD+ Project, Cambodia
• Joshua Tosteson, Everland