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Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in REDD+: Q&A handbook

Publication Date
01 Jan 2014
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Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in REDD+: Q&A handbook

This publication has been developed to provide support to local trainers and facilitators who are engaged in delivering REDD+, climate change related training, and who already have a basic understanding of these subjects.

This question and answer handbook is based on the principle that indigenous peoples and other local communities have the right to self-determination and to give or withold their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) to externally proposed projects, which may affect their livelihoods, access to land resources, and socio-cultural values and norms. The ten questions and answers discussed in the handbook were developed in response to a growing need to raise awareness about the social and environmental safeguards of REDD+. 

These questions are frequently asked by participants during training and capacity development at the local level.