Organized by The Rainforest Foundation Norway and the Rights and Resources Initiative
Oslo, Norway. 15-17 October.
Forest Peoples' Rights Key to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation
New Research Shows Rights-based Approaches Necessary and Cost-Effective; Call for Independent Advisory and Auditing to Support UN Action on Climate Change
OSLO (15 October 2008)-Unless based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples and forest communities, efforts by rich countries to combat climate change by funding reductions in deforestation in developing countries will fail, and could even unleash a devastating wave of forest loss, cultural destruction and civil conflict, warned a leading group of forestry and development experts meeting in Oslo this week.