Respectful Indigenous engagement on carbon projects – what does it look like in practice?
Traditional landowners and Indigenous communities should be at the centre of nature-based carbon avoidance and removal projects. So what does this Indigenous engagement look like in practice? TEM’s Climate Positive Team is currently working with traditional communities and landowners in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Nepal and Laos. Here David Tow, Managing Director, TEM Asia Pacific, writes about TEM’s approach, including how we engage local communities in Papua New Guinea.
At TEM, we recognise that traditional landowners and Indigenous communities should be at the centre of the planning, design and implementation for nature-based carbon avoidance and removal projects. These communities hold vital knowledge and expertise in caring for country and their early engagement provides the foundation to optimise both the social, cultural, environmental and economic outcomes for traditional landowners, as well as in addressing the challenges of climate change. In doing so, TEM is committed to enhancing transparency within the carbon market and engaging in line with best practice…
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