UN Climate Change Conference

7 – 18 November, Marrakesh
7 November 2016 | 16:10-17:30 | Indonesia Pavilion, Bab Ighli

Putting people at the center of development: Climate-friendly, forest-based livelihoods

This session, hosted by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) at the Indonesia Pavilion, facilitated a discussion of APP’s community engagement approach, which aims to support the Government of Indonesia’s priority development agenda (Nawa Cita) and the Sustainable Development Goals through the implementation of Free, Prior and Informed Consent, the responsible resolution of conflicts, as well as improving community welfare through the implementation of a sustainable community-based business model.

CIFOR’s presentation in this session, with Scientist Amy Duchelle, applied lessons learned from an empirical analysis of REDD+ social safeguards – focused on local rights, participation, and well-being – to inform other sustainability initiatives that strive to benefit local people.


Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP)


Amy Duchelle
To be confirmed

Speaker's bio:
Amy Duchelle is a Scientist in the Livelihoods Team at CIFOR, based at the Brazil office. She trained as a biologist and tropical forester. She was a PEN partner during her PhD research on management of Brazil nuts by communities in the tri-national frontier region of Peru, Brazil and Bolivia in Western Amazonia and later worked as a consultant to explore stakeholder perceptions of multiple use of Brazil nuts and timber in the same region. Before joining CIFOR, she worked as Post Doctoral Associate for the University of Florida’s Amazon Conservation Leadership Initiative based at the Brazilian Federal University of Acre. She also worked as Environmental Auditor for SmartWood. Her key areas of expertise are community forest management, livelihoods, land use, land cover change, multiple use forestry and climate change mitigation through REDD+.