News - Forests and Climate Change

Time to recognize community forest rights to combat climate change

28th Aug 2014
An essential component of the agreement must be the recognition of a critical approach to climate change mitigation: the recognition of community forest rights. (Tony La Viña / Jakarta Post)

Indonesia to hear indigenous peoples’ grievances on land disputes

22nd Aug 2014
Public hearings into alleged violations of indigenous peoples' land rights will open next week in Palu on the island of Sulawesi. This is the beginning of a series of hearings by the Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) to explore conflicts affecting indigenous people in forest areas. (Loren Bell / Mongabay)

More uncontacted Indians emerge in Brazil – fleeing attacks in Peru

14th Aug 2014
A second wave of highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians has made contact with outsiders in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, just weeks after Brazilian experts warned of “genocide” and “extermination” of the tribe. (Survival International)

Sustainable forest honey

6th Aug 2014
In several areas in Indonesia honey is a major commodity that contributes to improving communities’ economies. Konaweha, Southeast Sulawesi are still traditional producers. (Source: World Agroforestry Centre)

What do forest rights have to do with climate change?

24th Jul 2014
Deforestation is a major cause of global warming, and so we all have a stake in helping these communities defend their resources from wealthy ranchers, loggers, miners, farmers and drug traffickers. (David Kaimowitz / Ford Foundation)

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