Prince Charles urged, “All our efforts should in the first instance be guided by the people whose lives are so much more intimately intertwined with the forests than our own; and that the approaches we take should both recognize and protect their rights, and draw on their wisdom, their perspectives and, of course, their hopes for the future.”
He ends by promoting, “a climate programme, known as Redd+, to provide financial incentives for developing countries to protect their forests by putting a value to their carbon stores and other natural benefits.” REDD+ would be cost & environmentally effective if it requires crucial land & resource tenure and human rights for forest communities prior to funding. It does not yet. If the Prince means what he said above, then he needs to push for they stipulation of those rights.
We at the Living Story Foundation https://tinyurl.com/zuj3y8m have documented that those who have title and benefit from their forests have a stake in their future are the most likely to protect them. Governments have not protected these forests as effectively as those few forest peoples, that have enforced human and tenure rights, and can depend on and defend their forest. These are rights most true democracies take for granted but now must be extended to forest people.