REDD Indígena

What is REDD?

 The Reduction of Emisions from Deforestation and Degradation of Forests, or REDD+, is a mechanism which seeks to promote the conservation and management of threatened forests by valuing their role in mitigating the climate crisis, based on their capacity to store CO2 and other co-benefits, an approach which is gaining increasing global importance.
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The Global importance of the Amazon and Indigenous peoples

 Presently, the eyes of the world look towrads the Amazon not only for the different ecosystemic goods and services that it provides, but also for its amazing capacity to capture and store greenhouse gases. Moreover, the high rates of deforestation of its forests may have climatic impacts which would severly affect the entire world in a short time.

In light of these risk, the implementation of mechanisms to avoid deforestation and degradation of Amazonian forests (such as REDD+ and others) is an urgent need. However, the inclusion of its original inhabitants, the Indigenous Peoples, is essential in the identification and development of these initiatives.
  • 25% OF THE AMAZON is occupied by indigenous territories (representing 12% of the world's tropical forests)
  • ONLY 2% OF INDIFENOUS TERRITORIES ARE DEFORESTED, a level comparable to protected areas.
  • The indigenous population reaches 3 MILLION INHABITANTS.
  • Indigenous peoples possess KNOWLEDGE ABOUT FORESTS that even science does not have.