Mar 31 2022
Episode 1: Get REDDY: The Podcast Series: Climate Change and REDD+: English
Indigenous Peoples are seeing the damage of climate change in their forests and on their land. But trees take excess carbon, the cause of climate change, out of the air and use it to grow. When indigenous communities preserve their ancestral forests, they also help fight climate change. The REDD+ program, supported by the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, is part of this effort. In this episode of the podcast series Get REDDY, Kuna Yala leader Onel Masardule of Panama discusses climate change and how it affects his community. Mr Masardule has successfully fought for the recognition and inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in climate finance programs. With his 10+ years of experience in this field, he lays out what REDD+ is, and how it helps him ensure that indigenous rights are respected.