The Climate Justice Programme has released a report in November 2013 Seeing REDD: Complaints and Grievance Redress Mechanisms. Access to Justice and REDD+ related to complaints and grievance redress mechanisms which seeks to highlight the importance of such mechanisms in the context of REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation)
REDD+ has a number of unique and important qualities as well as significant potential to protect forests, biodiversity, improve livelihoods and make progress on rights of indigenous peoples if done properly. A central pillar to its success will be the way in which complaints and grievances are managed. To date, insufficient emphasis has been placed on this aspect of REDD+, especially at the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change).
This report seeks to provide some examples of development of such mechanisms at the international level as well as draws on a national level example in Indonesia and explores a number of complaints from the Australian/Indonesian demonstration project in Central Kalimantan.