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DCS #16
Marioldy Sánchez Santivañez of AIDER

Published: 31 Jan 2024

Last Updated: 19 May 2024

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In this episode of Developing Carbon Stories, we speak with Marioldy Sánchez Santivañez, a forest engineer and associate at the Peruvian NGO AIDER, which specialises in the environmental conservation and sustainable development of forest landscapes. Marioldy is also a CSO observer to the science-policy interface of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.

In our chat we discuss one of AIDER’s flagship projects, the Nii Kaniti REDD+ project, which is on the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance’s list of Lighthouse projects. We talk about how AIDER uses the REDD+ mechanism to fund the projects’ conservation work, the challenges of working with seven indigenous communities to help protect the forest, and how the carbon markets have changed since the project came to life.

We also explore the impact last year’s criticisms of REDD+ and the voluntary carbon market have had on Nii Kaniti and AIDER’s vital work.

We recorded the episode at the start of October 2023, in the run-up to COP28.

Find more about AIDER here.

Episode hosted by Daniel Fisher, Origination Manager at Abatable.

Episode produced by Marc Height, Content Manager at Abatable.

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