23 January, 2020

An Indigenous Peoples’ Guide to REDD+ Results-Based Payments: Opportunities and Challenges

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Much has been said and discussed in the years about the possible benefits and impacts of REDD+, a topic that has been at the center of indigenous peoples’ analyses, elaborations and activities from community level all the way up to international fora.
This guide seeks to offer therefore an analysis of how some key institutions taking a lead on Results-Based Payments (RBP) and Finance work with respect to REDD+. The guide will also unpack some of the critical and still outstanding matters, such as the issues of carbon rights and non-carbon benefits.
  • What are Results-Based Payments (RBP)?
  • How do Results-Based Payments and Results-Based Finance relate to forests?
  • A step back: How does REDD+ work?
  • What are the Cancun Safeguards on REDD+?
  • What is the Warsaw Framework on REDD+, and what does the Paris Agreement say about RBPs and why are these important for indigenous peoples?
  • How does RBP work in practice?
  • How much money goes to REDD+ RBP?
  • What are the most important programs on REDD+ RBP?
  • What are non-carbon benefits and why are these important for indigenous peoples?
  • How does the Green Climate Fund support RBP and REDD+?
  • What is the Green Climate Fund Indigenous Peoples Policy and why is it so important for indigenous peoples?
  • How are GCF funds disbursed for REDD+ and RBP projects?
  • How is compliance with the GCF policies ensured?
  • What is the Carbon Fund, how does it work and what are the implications for indigenous peoples?
  • Who owns the carbon? Why is it important that indigenous peoples’ right to land is accompanied by the recognition of carbon rights?
  • How does this all work for indigenous peoples?
  • What do you need to know in order to assess whether RBP is good for you?
Annex: Some References to Results-Based Payments and REDD+