Accra Caucus on Forest and Climate Change is a network of around 100 Southern and Northern civil society and indigenous peoples' organizations from 38 countries, formed at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Accra, Ghana in 2008.
Many of the Southern members of AC are organisations of indigenous peoples or community forest users, living directly in the forest. The network also include Northern partners such as Rainforest Foundation Norway and UK, FERN, CARE International.
The network has an active e-mail list with contributions in both English, Spanish and French. Meetings and capacity building sessions are set-up in connection with the UNFCCC COPs and intersessional meetings.
Areas of work
Our network works to place the rights of indigenous and forest communities at the centre of negotiations on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD), and to ensure that efforts to reduce deforestation promote good governance and are not a substitute for emission reductions in industrialised countries.
Examples of advocacy (2011-12)
- Publication of 2011 report: "Is REDD-readiness taking us in the right direction?" – Through compilations of case studies and reports, the report documents challenges and provides solutions to civil society participation in REDD+ decision-making.
- Representation at all UNFCCC inter-sessionals and conferences.