Agriculture Biodiversity Climate Communities Forests Investments

Webinar: Free Riding and the Exclusion of Indigenous Territories from REDD+ in the Amazon

Virtual

Thu, Dec 10 / 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST (Human Rights Day)

Read main messages here

Webinar recording here

FreeRidingWebinar_slides_12-10-20.pdf (46 downloads)

Many indigenous territories in the Amazon are de facto excluded from climate finance mechanisms, with serious implications for both climate justice & achieving Paris Agreement goals. Recent Forest Trends research argues that these mechanisms aren’t yet providing just recognition to indigenous peoples for their forest stewardship, effectively free riding on the service they provide by protecting their land from deforestation and excluding them from climate finance benefits. We’ve gathered a great panel to discuss this important, often-overlooked issue: