FAS and promote COIAB seminar in Macapa on REDD + in the Amazon and Indigenous Peoples

20 June 2018 - Seminar with the participation of indigenous leaders from Peru and Ecuador and government organizations in Brazil

Event took place in Macapa-AP | Photo: Macarena Mairata

Gather and bring indigenous leaders of the Amazon countries to the debate on forest conservation mechanisms and how to make affordable dialogue about issues related to climate change, It is the proposal of the seminar "REDD + Amazon and Indigenous Peoples", which will be held on Monday (18), the Universidade Federal do Amapá (UNIFAP).

The seminar is a joint initiative between the Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon (COIAB) in partnership with Indigenous Agenda of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS). The action is supported by Latam Airlines Brazil.

The guidelines that will guide the dialogue pervade the issue of climate change (result of Global Warming) and its consequences, Brazil's role within the Paris Agreement and the challenges for indigenous peoples within this context.

The Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA), Articulation of Indigenous Peoples and Organizations of Amapá and Pará North (Apoianp) and Universidade Federal do Amapá (UNIFAP), support the event waiting as one of its results, technically qualify indigenous leaders on the issues.


O REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation mais Florestal management Sustentável) is a tool developed under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC, its acronym in English) to reward financially developing countries and people for their results related to good practice activities in forest management and enhancement of forest carbon stocks.

The REDD + is an important mechanism to reduce emissions and combat global changes. However, no Brasil, still missing definitions for the full involvement of all relevant actors for the implementation of REDD + at the national, regional and sub-national. these settings, the governance framework, should consider effective reductions of deforestation, benefits for biodiversity conservation, social benefits and respect the rights of indigenous peoples, family farmers and traditional communities.