Nature-based solutions to tackle the climate crisis, specifically through the global carbon market, are attracting major public and private investment. Yet, according to new research by the NGO Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) and Canada’s McGill University, most tropical forested countries looking to benefit from these markets still need to define the rights of Indigenous peoples, local communities and Afro-descendant peoples over carbon in their customary lands and territories. If these rights are not meaningfully recognized, the researchers argue, the viability of these nature-based solutions will be fundamentally threatened. RRI has tracked the land rights of Indigenous communities throughout the world for two decades. This latest research is in the context of a global task force established to rapidly expand voluntary carbon markets. Major international corporations like Amazon, Unilever, Salesforce, Airbnb and Nestlé, as part of the LEAF coalition, are pushing to mobilize at least $1 billion using Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) to tackle deforestation and forest degradation. Countries with tropical forests thus stand to benefit tremendously from initiatives that will offer significant economic incentives for protecting forests by selling carbon credits. In this context, RRI’s research focused on 31 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America that hold almost 70% of the world’s tropical forests, including the five countries with Earth’s largest expanses of tropical forests: Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Peru and Colombia. According to RRI’s research, these countries represent at least 62% of the total feasible natural climate solution potential and the bulk of…This article was originally published on Mongabay Läs mer

SRNF Nyhetsbrev

SRNF Nyhetsbrev

Åh hej där 👋 Det är trevligt att träffa dig

Registrera för att hålla dig uppdaterad både som MEDLEM eller PRENUMERANT.

* Vi gör inte spam!! Läs vår integritetspolicy för mer information.

close

SRNF Nyhetsbrev

SRNF Nyhetsbrev

Åh hej där 👋 Det är trevligt att träffa dig

Registrera för att hålla dig uppdaterad både som MEDLEM eller PRENUMERANT.

* Vi gör inte spam!! Läs vår integritetspolicy för mer information.