The Surui Case: Indigenous Peoples and Carbon


The Surui Tribe, Forest Trends, the State of Acre, and other partners invite you to a unique opportunity to discuss the complex array of ingredients for successful indigenous-led REDD+ projects.

 
The Paiter Surui tribe, under the leadership of Chief Almir Surui, with technical support from Forest Trends and other partners, has been working for over 5 years to protect their territory in the Amazon Basin from illegal logging and mining threats. This initiative has recently become the first-ever indigenous-led REDD project to be validated by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Project Design Gold Standard (CCB Standard). The validation is pathbreaking news for the project, ‘REDD for Conservation of Amazon Rainforest in the Surui Indigenous Territory, Brazil’ and the progress of REDD worldwide.
 
We hope you can join us in celebrating this important development at 3pm on May 15 at The Moore Foundation, Palo Alto, CA! Please click the link below to RSVP.  
 
Tuesday May 15, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM PDT

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
1661 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
 
Event agenda and speaker profiles will be circulated shortly. For more information, please contact Tommie Herbert, therbert@forest-trends.org +1.202.446.1985 or Christine Lanser, clanser@forest-trends.org+1.202.446.1980.
 
Confirmed speakers:
Chief Almir Surui, leader of the Paiter Surui People;
Monica de Los Rios, Institute of Climate Change , Government of Acre;
Ludovino Lopes, Legal Advisor, Surui project and Co-Author, SISA framework; and
Rodrigo Sales, Lead author of the legal analysis on the Surui’s carbon ownership rights.
 
Partners:
Forest Trends
Metareilí¡ Association of the Surui People
Idesam
Ludovino Lopes Lawyers
& Associates
Rodrigo Sales & Associates
Google
FUNBIO  
Ecodecisií³n
Kanindé
Acre State Government
IPAM
ECAM
 
Sponsors:
USAID
Translinks
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
The Packard Foundation
The Skoll Foundation
GEF
Norad
Overbrook Foundation
Citi

The Surui Case: Indigenous Peoples and Carbon

The Surui Tribe, Forest Trends, the State of Acre, and other partners invite you to a unique opportunity to discuss the complex array of ingredients for successful indigenous-led REDD+ projects.

 
The Paiter Surui tribe, under the leadership of Chief Almir Surui, with technical support from Forest Trends and other partners, has been working for over 5 years to protect their territory in the Amazon Basin from illegal logging and mining threats. This initiative has recently become the first-ever indigenous-led REDD project to be validated by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Project Design Gold Standard (CCB Standard). The validation is pathbreaking news for the project, ‘REDD for Conservation of Amazon Rainforest in the Surui Indigenous Territory, Brazil’ and the progress of REDD worldwide.
 
We hope you can join us in celebrating this important development at 4pm on May 14 at the Aspen Institute, Washington, DC! Please click the link below to RSVP.  
 
Monday May 14, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT  

Aspen Institute  
1 Dupont Cir NW # 700
Washington, DC 20036

Event agenda and speaker profiles will be circulated shortly. For more information, please contact Tommie Herbert, therbert@forest-trends.org +1.202.446.1985 or Christine Lanser, clanser@forest-trends.org+1.202.446.1980.

 
Confirmed speakers:
Chief Almir Surui, leader of the Paiter Surui People;
Monica de Los Rios, Institute of Climate Change , Government of Acre;
Ludovino Lopes, Legal Advisor, Surui project and Co-Author, SISA framework; and
Rodrigo Sales, Lead author of the legal analysis on the Surui’s carbon ownership rights.