Statement of the Forests and Communities Platform and representatives of indigenous communities on Cameroon's REDD Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP)

As part of its REDD+ preparation, Cameroon submitted on 6 August 2012 the draft of its REDD Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) managed by the World Bank. 

Following the recommendation of the national validation workshop held in Ebolowa, Cameroon in June 2012, members of Cameroonian civil society met as part of the Forests and Communities Platform (Plateforme Forêts et Communautés) from 11 to 13 September 2012, to analyse the strengths and areas for improvement of the R-PP.

Amazon highway between Peru and Brazil rejected by indigenous peoples’ organisations in Peru

A collective of indigenous organisations and local NGOs in Ucayali province in Peru have rejected Peruvian government plans to construct a highway between Peru and Brazil. The organisations highlight that the road would have major and irreversible effects on the area that includes indigenous peoples’ customary lands that remain unrecognised, the Isconahua reserve for isolated peoples and the Sierra del Divisor natural protected area. Despite this, the organisations point out that the Peruvian government has failed to comply with its own laws requiring prior consultation with affected peoples and violated obligations to uphold indigenous peoples' rights under international treaties ratified by the country. The collective of organisations is now calling on the Peruvian government to declare the project unviable.

Carretera Amazónica entre Perú y Brasil rechazada por organizaciones de los pueblos indígenas en Perú

Un grupo de organizaciones indígenas y ONGs locales en la región de Ucayali en Perú rechazaron los planes del gobierno peruano a construir un vial entre Perú y Brasil. Las organizaciones indican que el vial causará impactos irreversibles y profundos sobre un área que incluye los territorios de pueblos indígenas que aun falta reconocimiento legal, la reserva Isconahua para pueblos en aislamiento y el Sierra del Divisor, un área natural protegida. A pesar de eso, las organizaciones indican que el Gobierno peruano no ha cumplido con sus propios leyes que requieren la consulta previa con los pueblos afectados y ha violado sus obligaciones de respetar los derechos indígenas bajo tratados internacionales ratificados por el país. El grupo exige que el Gobierno Peruano declara que el proyecto sea inviable.