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Land Tenure and REDD+: The Case of Mesoamerican Countries

This new UN-REDD Programme publication provides an analytical framework to guide the REDD+ readiness and implementation processes by examining the interactions between existing initiatives of Payment for Environmental Services (PES), other incentives to protect forests and the current development of collective land and natural resources tenure of indigenous peoples in the Mesoamerican region.


The new UN-REDD Programme publication, entitled "Tenure of Indigenous Peoples Territories and REDD+ as a Forestry Management Incentive: The Case of Mesoamerican Countries", provides an analytical framework to guide the REDD+ readiness and implementation processes by examining the interactions between existing initiatives of Payment for Environmental Services (PES), other incentives to protect forests and the current development of collective land and natural resources tenure of indigenous peoples in the Mesoamerican region.

This publication is aimed at experts involved in REDD+ initiatives as well as national policy makers who are engaged in the design of policies and programmes for investment in land administration and natural resources tenure. It is especially targeted for those who work on REDD+ activities in the region and for those involved in land rights recognition processes in indigenous territories.

Key issues of the study include the evolution of land tenure and territorial rights, local governance and the current situation of natural resources and public policy regarding indigenous peoples’ territories. The publication examines the development of national and international legal frameworks, the analysis of institutional issues and the way in which existing governance systems can facilitate the implementation of REDD+ proposals in indigenous and peasant forest territories in Mesoamerica. This publication includes the current situation in southeast Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama.

It also includes lessons learned from the most significant Mesoamerican initiatives that within a framework of recognized land tenure rights, have tested economic instruments and systems of organization that contribute to the conservation and good management of forests, through community enterprises or PES systems, and have been promoted by indigenous and peasant communities with funding from international cooperation and national governments.

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News

Donor Support Increases for UN-REDD

UN-REDD at COP18 and Forest Day 6

REDD+ Progress in Bhutan and Cambodia

New Head of UN-REDD Secretariat

UN-REDD Advances Work on Safeguards and Multiple Benefits of REDD+

Forest Experts Collaborate to Develop New Forest Governance Guide

Features & Commentary

REDD+ in Indonesia – Is Indonesia Ready?
By: Rogier Klaver

More Countries Engage with IPCC's Emission Factor Database
By: Matieu Henry

Reports & Analysis

New UN-REDD Publications

DRC Finalizes Series of Studies on Drivers of Deforestation

Three New Go-REDD+ Issues from UN-REDD in Asia-Pacific

Looking ahead

Scoping mission to Colombia
21-24 January, 2013: Bogotá, Colombia

Republic of the Congo Inception Workshop
22-25 January, 2013: Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

Regional Forum and Workshop on Anti-Corruption and Free, Prior and Informed Consent for REDD+
29 January-2 February, 2013: Lima, Peru

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