Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous
people
Simon Counsell, Director, Rainforest Foundation UK
Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people
Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people



                     Monitoring/definitions

“Forest” is a minimum area o...
Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people




Natural
forest?

Semi-natural forest?

Natural re-growth
on previously
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Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people
Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people
Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people
Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people


            Targeting the wrong people?
Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people
Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people
Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people




                        Monitoring

     Minimum standards for Independe...
Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people




                        Monitoring
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                  Which standard?
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  • Voluntary C...
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                             Permanence
Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people


                              Permanence
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                               Permanence



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  1. 1. Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people Simon Counsell, Director, Rainforest Foundation UK
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  3. 3. Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people Monitoring/definitions “Forest” is a minimum area of land of 0.05-1.0 hectares with tree crown cover…of more than 10-30 per cent with trees with the potential to reach a minimum height of 2-5 metres at maturity in situ… […]…Young natural stands and all plantations which have yet to reach a crown density of 10-30 per cent or tree height of 2-5 metres are included under forest…” UNFCCC, ‘Marrakesh Accords, 21 January 2002
  4. 4. Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people Natural forest? Semi-natural forest? Natural re-growth on previously cleared land?
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  7. 7. Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people
  8. 8. Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people Targeting the wrong people?
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  11. 11. Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people Monitoring Minimum standards for Independent Forest Monitoring: - Access to information - Freedom to investigate and monitor - Reporting Panel - Freedom to publish
  12. 12. Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people Monitoring Independent monitoring specific to REDD: - Rights to the resource - Transparency and participation in decision-making - Product and service tracking - Law enforcement - Revenue distribution - Accountability
  13. 13. Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people International agency National agency Independent Independent audit of monitoring of transactions results Sub-national/provincial agency Local agency/ communities Within or between communities
  14. 14. Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people Which standard? • Gold Standard (GS) • Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) • VER+ • The Voluntary Offset Standard (VOS) • Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) • The Climate, Community & Biodiversity Standards (CCBS) • Plan Vivo System • CarbonFix Standard (CFS) • ….how many more to come…??……
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  16. 16. Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people Permanence
  17. 17. Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people Permanence
  18. 18. Monitoring, permanence, and indigenous people Permanence “The consequences of the displacement and resettlement [of indigenous peoples] has in turn a set of degrading effects on forest ecosystems.” (Cernea and Schmidt-Soltau, 2003)

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