Carbon Market Training for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in the Brazilian Amazon

(Photo credit: Environmental Defense Fund)

Only a small fraction of climate and forest finance reaches Indigenous and local communities, leaving critical rightsholders and stakeholders too often pushed to the margins when negotiating climate and forest finance. The Earth Fund granted Environmental Defense Fund and a coalition of leading Brazilian NGOs and Indigenous organizations $9.7 million to provide training, and legal and logistical support to Indigenous and community leaders in two Brazilian States. The grant will help them engage and benefit from emerging carbon market opportunities in the Brazilian Amazon.

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