Title: REDD+ governance and indigenous peoples in Latin America: the case of Suru Carbon Project in the Brazilian Amazon Forest

Authors: Guineverre Alvarez; Maria Elfving; Célio Andrade

Addresses: School of Management, Federal University of Bahia, Av. Reitor Miguel Calmon, s/n – Vale do Canela, Salvador, Bahia, 40110-903, Brazil ' School of Management, Federal University of Bahia, Av. Reitor Miguel Calmon, s/n – Vale do Canela, Salvador, Bahia, 40110-903, Brazil ' School of Management, Federal University of Bahia, Av. Reitor Miguel Calmon, s/n – Vale do Canela, Salvador, Bahia, 40110-903, Brazil

Abstract: REDD+ projects have gained prominence on the international agenda as an alternative to face climate change. An increasing number of initiatives are implemented around the world, especially in Latin America. In Brazil, REDD+ projects have been developed predominantly in the Amazon forest. There is a scarce number of researches regarding the involvement of local actors at REDD+ governance. In the case of indigenous lands it arouses particular interest when it comes to governance since it originates from distinct social value systems, sources of knowledge and symbolism. Thus, this article aims to analyse how organisations can work together to build and develop a REDD+ project involving indigenous people in Brazilian Amazon forest. By studying the case of Surui Forest Carbon Project it was found that organisations could play a key role in this scenario.

Keywords: sustainability; climate change; low carbon economy; REDD+; governance; indigenous peoples; Brazilian Amazon Forest.

DOI: 10.1504/LAJMSD.2016.083705

Latin American Journal of Management for Sustainable Development, 2016 Vol.3 No.2, pp.133 - 146

Received: 15 Oct 2016
Accepted: 18 Oct 2016

Published online: 19 Apr 2017 *

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