un-redd is a Global Forest Governance mechanism that aims to create financial value for the carbon stored in forests while offering incentives to forest inhabitants. This article studies the case of un-redd in the Ecuadorian Amazon through documentary research and content analysis. The findings show that the initiative conforms with a ‘Washington consensus on Poverty’ that portrays potential aid recipients as unknowledgeable and hence unable to act positively on their environment. As such, the frameworks and perspectives for forest governance of governmental and international institutions are legitimized, and expert knowledge is prioritized for environmental solutions, neglecting that of local people.
National Programme Final Report-Ecuadorun-redd Program2015(http://www.unredd.net/documents/un-redd-partner-countries-181/latin-america-the-caribbean-334/ecuador-307/national-programme-document-and-related-1035/14736-un-redd-ecuador-national-programme-final-evaluation.html)
Rainforest Foundation Norway—ceplaes (Sistematization)Taller para el análisis técnico y político de la estrategia nacional redd+, del documento del programa nacional conjunto del ecuador con onu-redd y del programa socio bosqueQuito, Ecuador redd Monitor20112016. (http://www.redd-monitor.org/).