REDD: A New Danger for Adivasis and Forest Dwellers
A new international climate scheme called "Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation of forests" (REDD) is a part of international negotiations around climate change. REDD basically is a scheme intended to channel money from rich countries to developing ones for the purpose of protecting their forests. Unfortunately, REDD and its latest avatar, REDD-plus, have become part of the Copenhagen Accord. While it sounds wonderful on paper, REDD is actually a facade for what will become a massive land grab - with devastating consequences in India and around the world.
Want to know more? Read our two page Background Note on REDD in the Copenhagen Accord.
For further details, you can see our critique below on the draft REDD agreement.
More information concerning REDD at a global level can also be found on these websites:
- REDD Monitor
- "We Want Your Land" (a booklet about indigenous peoples and REDD)
- REDD Monitor's Introduction to REDD
- Government of India's statements on REDD (to understand what these mean, read the background note first)
- Incidents of land grabbing in the guise of afforestation
- General REDD Background Note - more details on what the agreement is about
- Joint Statement on REDD by Forest Movements
- REDD Plus at Copenhagen - A Background Note
- Brief Critique of Draft REDD Agreement at Copenhagen