Documents

Agriculture at a Crossroads

The report aims to assess the impacts of past, present and future agricultural knowledge, science and technology on the reduction of hunger and poverty; improvement of rural livelihoods and human health; and equitable, socially, environmentally and economically sustainable development. (International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development, 2009)


Seeing ‘REDD’? Forests, climate change mitigation and the rights of indigenous peoples

Description (Forest Peoples Programme 2009)


A Pocket Guide on REDD

A short guide for indigenous communities discussing the questions of climate change and the international debate surrounding REDD. The guide covers the issues of deforestation and forest degradation; climate change causes and impacts; UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and Kyoto Protocol; and opportunities and risks of introducing REDD. (Barnsley / UNU-IAS, 2008)


Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples Issues

Prepared by the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, this Kit focuses on development and indigenous peoples, with emphasis on their full and effective participation in all development processes and the need for a genuine partnership in - and ownership with them - of these processes. (UN, 2008)


Indigenous and Traditional Peoples and Climate Change

Indigenous and traditional peoples are among those most at risk from climate change. This document looks in detail at the potential impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities and cultures and their associated ecosystems, and seeks to develop effective and culturally appropriate adaptation and mitigation measures. (Macchi / IUCN, 2008)


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