This week, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, has divested all its holdings in Peru’s largest consumer goods company, Alicorp S.A.A., after it was revealed that the company was acquiring palm oil from a plantation linked to serious violations of indigenous peoples land right
On 4 October 2019, 23 community leaders from Colombia and Peru arrived in the village of Soledad on the foothills of the Kampankis Mountain range in the heart of the territory of the Wampis Nation in northern Peru.
On the 25 September 2019, two leaders of the Shipibo-Konibo indigenous people explained to the magistrates of Peru’s Constitutional Court why the community of Santa Clara de Uchunya were suing the Regional Government of Ucayali and its agricultural agency.
The UN has requested that the Regional Government of Ucayali cancel its plans to remove protections for a 3.5 million hectare area of Amazon rainforest. This would facilitate the invasion of indigenous Shipibo lands in Peru, and expose at least 100,000 hectares to immediate threat from settlers and agribusiness operations.
The indigenous community of Santa Clara de Uchunya has called upon major Scandinavian banks to use their influence as shareholders to insist that Alicorp removes Ocho Sur P from its palm oil supply chain.
Indigenous and human rights organisations in the Peruvian Amazon have filed a formal petition to the UN to appeal for urgent action to prevent the land grab and destruction of their lands. The action comes in response to the decision by the Regional Government of Ucayali to remove protections for 3.5 million hectares of Amazon rainforest and allow for the invasion of indigenous lands.
Indigenous communities very often face territorial threats which call for an agile response to avoid them escalating. In this second post of a two-part series, Miluska Elguera, who works alongside Kichwa communities in San Martin, Peru, shares how an innovative Early Response Fund mechanism is supporting grassroots responses to territorial conflicts.
The global sustainable palm oil body, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), has definitively rejected a formal complaint brought against one of its members, Peru’s largest consumer goods company, Alicorp S.A.A., for sourcing palm oil produced on a plantation which the RSPO itself has previously condemned.
In the Peruvian Amazon, the battle between ‘sustainable’ palm oil and industrial-scale deforestation continues.
FPP and IDL call upon the Peruvian Government to Address Drivers of Criminalisation and Violence Against Indigenous Land Rights Defenders
On 25-26 September 2018 Indigenous peoples, Afro-descendant communities and human rights defenders from Peru and Colombia met in a binational workshop in Cauca (Colombia) with FPP and allies, including the Legal Defense Institute of Peru.
Les 25 et 26 septembre 2018, les peuples autochtones, les communautés d’ascendance africaine et les défenseurs des droits humains du Pérou et de la Colombie se sont réunis lors d’un atelier bi-national à Cauca (Colombie) avec le FPP et ses alliés, y compris l’Institut de défense juridique du Pérou.
In July 2018, the Shipibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya, Peru, with help from FPP, launched a crowdfunding campaign to support urgently needed solutions in their fight to defend their forests and way of life from destruction by a palm oil company and land-trafficking gangs.
À la mi-juillet, Forest Peoples Programme a lancé une page de sociofinancement pour contribuer à la recherche de solutions urgentes que demande Santa Clara de Uchunya, une petite communauté shipibo qui lutte pour empêcher la destruction de ses forêts et de ses modes de vie par une société de production d’huile de palme et des trafiquants de terrains.
Over half of global tropical deforestation is caused by four commodities: soy, palm oil, beef, and pulp & paper, resulting in 15% of total global greenhouse gas emissions – more than all the cars, trucks and buses in the world combined.
Plus de la moitié de la déforestation tropicale mondiale est causés par quatre produits : le soja, l’huile de palme, le bœuf et les pâtes et les papiers, ce qui produit 15% du total des émissions mondiales de gaz à effet de serre, plus que l’ensemble de toutes les voitures, camions
Delegates from the 'Closing the Gap' forum on human rights, deforestation and supply chains are visiting Paris to call on governments and companies to put in place strong rights protections for communities and their forests, and share a set of technical recommendation they have developed for achieving this.
Les délégués du forum sur «les droits de l'homme, la déforestation et les chaînes d'approvisionnement» sont en visitent à Paris pour interpeller les gouvernements et les entreprises à mettre en place des mesures fortes pour la protections des communautés et leurs forêts.
Opportunity to interview a delegation of indigenous and community leaders
Brussels February 20th ; London February 22nd
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