Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Forests And Climate Policies In Guyana: A Special Report | Land Portal

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May 2014
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ISBN 978-0-9544252-8-9
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Indigenous People’s Rights, Forests and Climate Policies in Guyana ©

Forest Peoples Programme and the Amerindian Peoples Association are pleased to announce the publication of a new special report:

Edited by Kate Dooley and Tom Griffiths

Authors: Oda Almås (FPP), Lawrence Anselmo (APA), Laura George (APA), Tom Griffiths (FPP), Solveig Firing Lunde (RFN) and Jean La Rose (APA)

May 2014

ISBN 978-0-9544252-8-9

This new, detailed report published by APA and FPP highlights the vital need for good land tenure governance in the development of sustainable forest and climate initiatives.

Based on detailed fieldwork, the report finds that insecure land rights and gaps in national legal frameworks as they relate to indigenous peoples’ rights are a major obstacle to the effective and efficient implementation of national land use and climate policies in Guyana.

The report calls for timely reforms and strengthening of national laws and policies to ensure proper protections for customary land rights and adherence to the core standard of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). The report also underlines the pressing need for robust measures by bilateral and multilateral international agencies to ensure compliance with their own safeguard policies in ongoing forest governance, livelihood, infrastructure, energy and climate programmes.

The full report can be downloaded here

Links to individual sections:

  1. Searching for justice and land security: Land rights, indigenous peoples and governance of tenure in Guyana
  2. Amerindian lands and resources in the Upper Mazaruni under siege
  3. Taking stock: indigenous peoples and low carbon development policies in Guyana
  4. Amaila Falls hydropower dam threatens the territory, livelihoods and forests of the Patamona people
  5. Strengthening forest governance or business as usual? Indigenous peoples and the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (EU FLEGT) process in Guyana
  6. ANNEX

Hard copies are available on request. For further information please contact james@forestpeoples.org

Forest Peoples Programme, 1c Fosseway Business Centre, Stratford Road, Moreton in Marsh GL56 9NQ, UK Tel: +44 (0)1608 652893 www.forestpeoples.org Charity Registration Number: 1082158 A company limited by guarantee (England & Wales) Reg. No. 3868836

Amerindian Peoples Association, 200 Charlotte Street, Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana

Tel: (592) 227-0275, Tel/Fax: (592) 223-8150 www.apaguyana.org

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Forest Peoples Programme supports the rights of peoples who live in forests and depend on them for their livelihoods. We work to create political space for forest peoples to secure rights, control their lands and decide their own futures.

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