ROW Safeguards Workshop

ROW Safeguards Workshop

University of California at Davis

March 26, 2023

This workshop brought together some of the world’s leading experts in social and environmental safeguards as well as some of the local community leaders from Brazil and Mexico to discuss the types of systems that work, which don’t, and how to build off the existing ROW recommendations for developing successful programs.

Video in English, Portuguese & Spanish






REDD Offset Working Group Workshop #2

Social and Environmental Safeguards and the needs of Indigenous Peoples, Forest-Dwelling Communities, and Smallholders

March 26, 2023 - 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy

8:30 – 9:00 Coffee and Registration
 9:00—9:15 Introduction

  1. Anthony Eggert, UC Davis Policy Institute for the Energy, Environment, and the Economy, California, US
  2. Tony Brunello, Green Technology Leadership Group, California, US
  3. Steve Schwartzman, Environmental Defense Fund, Washington DC, US
9:15 –9:30 The Role of California in Driving Global Innovation on Climate Policy Anthony Eggert, UC Davis Policy Institute for the Energy, Environment, and the Economy
9:30 – 10:00 Presentation of the ROW Safeguards Recommendations

  1. Jill Blockhus, The Nature Conservancy, Washington DC, US
  2. Monica Julissa, Acre Climate Change Institute, Acre, BR
10:00– 10:45 Panel 1 - Jurisdictional REDD+ and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

  1. Tashka Yawanawa, Chief of the Yawanawa People, Acre BR, Indigenous Peoples and Acre’s State System for Incentives for Ecosystem Services (SISA), Acre, BR
  2. Felicia Line, Director of Climate Change and Energy Department, Chiapas Ministry of Environment, Chiapas, MX Chiapas Stakeholder Process and Indigenous Communities
  3. Valentino Shal, Indigenous Social Development Consultant, Maya Mopan Community, Belize REDD+ and safeguards in Belize
10:45– 11:00 Break
11:00 –12:30 Facilitated Discussion & Questions
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 Panel 2 – Under what circumstances can indigenous and forest peoples benefit from REDD+?

  1. Almir Surui, Chief of the Surui People, Mato Grosso, BR Paiter People’s Development Plan
  2. Elsa Esquivel , Director of Cooperativa AMBIO and David Hernández Pérez, Chiapas, MX Cooperativa AMBIO 
  3. Juan Reategui, Technical Coordinator, Coordination of the Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA), Ecuador, REDD+ Safeguards in the UN and AB-32; Conditions for ecological integrity and indigenous benefits in jurisdictional REDD+
3:00 – 4:00 Facilitated Discussion & Questions
4:00 – 4:15 Break
4:15 – 4:45 Facilitated Discussion
4:45 – 5:00 Closing