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Triggering sustainable development and indigenous social inclusion through community-based REDD+ in the Peruvian Amazon Forest


This project will support universities, indigenous communities, policy-makers and other actors in building institutional capacity to trigger sustainable development and indigenous social inclusion in the Peruvian Amazon. The overall aim is to co-produce a tailored, community-based REDD+ plan adapted to the needs of two tropical forest regions, Loreto and San Martin. Outcomes of the project include: (i) a critical assessment of forest climate mitigation strategies in indigenous territories; (ii) implementation of action research methodologies for mapping of ecosystem and cultural services that include indigenous knowledge; (iii) the multi-actor co-production of two territorial and community-based REDD+ plans; (iv) scaling-up of context-sensitive policy recommendations. As a result, this project will support Peru’s commitments to the Paris Agreement and SDGs with in-depth knowledge and policy recommendations on forest conservation strategies that are efficient, in terms of climate change mitigation and adaptation, but also respectful of equity and sustainability claims raised by indigenous peoples. 

Intervention type

TEAM projects


01/01/2018 - 31/12/2021

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish promoter Constanza Parra
Local promoter Deborah Delgado
Local partner institution KU Leuven
visit www.kuleuven.be
Local partner institution Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Other local partners Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana
Universidad Nacional de San Martín
visit www.unsm.edu.pe
Budget € 279.995