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COP20: Side-event on REDD+ implementation on Friday 5 December

December 2 2014

On Friday 5 December, during the Climate Change conference (COP20) in Lima, indigenous peoples representatives from Asia and Africa will raise the need for ensuring a strong human rights approach to the implementation of REDD+ 

The rule of law and strong national governance frameworks are fundamental to implement REDD+. Including for effective Safeguards Implementation and Information Systems, and to ensure respect for rights and traditional governance systems of indigenous peoples to promote sustainable land management.

Among others, Lakpa Nuri Sherpa from AIPP in Asia and Edward Porokwa from Tanzania, will speak at the side-event: ”REDD+ Implementation: Legal and governance foundations, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Safeguards”.

The side-event will be held in room Maranga inside the COP venue from 11:30-13:00. 

Speakers:

Anna Lindstedt, Ambassador for Climate Change, Sweden
Bianca Jagger, Bianca Jagger Human Rights  Foundation
Martin Wilder AM, moderator, Baker & McKenzie
Lakpa Nuri Sherpa, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
Edward Porokwa, PINGOs Forum
Phil Franks REDD+ Social Environmental Standards
Rosalind Reeve, Ateneo School Governments & REDD+ Safeguards Working Group

The side-event is coorganised by the REDD+ working group, AIPP, Sweden & IWGIA.