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Protections for indigenous rights, biodivesity weakened in latest REDD+ text

Protections for indigenous rights, biodivesity weakened in latest REDD+ text mongabay.com December 04, 2011 Safeguards to ensure forest carbon projects protect biodiversity and respect the rights of local and indigenous communities were weakened in the latest draft text on REDD+ at climate talks in Durban, reports CIFOR , a forest policy and research institution. The draft text, which will now move forward to a plenary session for approval, also punted any decision on financing of REDD+ projects. “REDD projects have to go another whole year without any clear indication as to how this whole system is going to be financed,” said CIFOR's climate change scientist Louis Verchot. “Safeguards aren’t going to be safeguards.” Verchot said the safeguard provisions were likely watered down to make it easier for tropical countries to meet requirements to access REDD+ funds. “The feeli...

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