The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF, see Update 85, 84, 81, 78), a World Bank trust fund which supports developing countries’ national Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) plans, continues to receive criticism from civil society and indigenous peoples groups. According to a mid March report by the Thai Climate Justice Working Group, a REDD+ workshop co-organised by the FCPF ostensibly “to provide an opportunity for CSOs [civil society organisations], local communities and ethnic groups engaged in the REDD+ process to review the Thailand RPP [readiness preparation proposal] draft” was held even though the draft strategy had already been sent to the FCPF committee, leading to a walk out by several groups. Furthermore, many groups had not been invited to a previous meeting, meaning that “the content of the draft was defective in important substance”. The report urged the Bank to take “steps towards a meaningful resolution” to avoid being “complicit in a non-transparent and fraudulent process that takes advantage of the people.”
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