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Indigenous Pacific: Copenhagen Accord a failure

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

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Fiu Elisara, an indigenous expert at the climate change conference, says the accord ignores the concerns of indigenous people. He says this includes REDD, which is designed to offer financial incentives to conserve forests, but will not filter through to local communities.

“The way it’s working any funding out of REDD will be through an inter-governmental process and it’s basically benefitting the culprits, or compensating the loggers for example, because the criteria is such that the intention to de-log will actually amount to the logging companies and the emissions trading companies to actually benefit from REDD funding.”

Fiu Elisara says communities in the Indonesian province of Papua have been killed to make way for REDD projects.