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Join us May 14 for a Reflection on the Intersection of Carbon Rights, Jurisdictions, and Markets in Washington DC

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The Surui Tribe, Forest Trends, the State of Acre, and other partners invite you to a unique opportunity to discuss the complex array of ingredients for successful indigenous-led REDD+ projects.
When May 14, 2012
from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Aspen Institute, Washington, DC
Contact Name
Contact Phone 1.202.446.1985
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The Patier Surui tribe, under the leadership of Chief Almir Surui, with technical support from Forest Trends and other partners, has been working for over 5 years to protect their territory in the Amazon Basin from illegal logging and mining threats. This initiative has recently become the first-ever indigenous-led REDD project to be validated by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Project Design Gold Standard (CCB Standard). The validation is pathbreaking news for the project, 'REDD for Conservation of Amazon Rainforest in the Surui Indigenous Territory, Brazil' and the progress of REDD worldwide.

We hope you can join us in celebrating this important development at 4pm on May 14 at the Aspen Institute, Washington, DC! Please click the link below to RSVP. 
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Event agenda and speaker profiles will be circulated shortly. For more information, please contact Tommie Herbert, +1.202.446.1985 or Christine Lanser,

Confirmed speakers:

  • Kit Batten, USAID's Global Climate Change Coordinator;
  • Chief Almir Surui, leader of the Paiter Surui People;
  • Monica de Los Rios, Institute of Climate Change , Government of Acre;
  • Ludovino Lopes, Legal Advisor, Surui project and Co-Author, SISA framework; and
  • Rodrigo Sales, Author of Baker & McKenzie's legal analysis on the Surui's carbon ownership rights.


We hope you are able to join us!  



Michael Jenkins

President, Forest Trends 

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