Manila. We are appalled to see the "2007 Global Accountability Report" issued by One World Trust, a UK-based organization that glowingly rates the institutional accountability and transparency of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Report found the Bank to be 100 percent trasparent as well as 81 percent accountable. The NGO Forum on ADB vehemently disagrees with these findings! See full Press Statement here.
The US$77.3m Sundarbans Biodiversity Conservation Project was suspended three years early because of its failure to conserve biological diversity and reduce poverty in the Sundarbans. This report provides an analysis of the project's design flaws and consequent disintegration, and identifies means of making good the damage done.
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47 pages Unnayan Onneshan, Nijera kori, FPP
Article covering the history of negotiations within the United Nations Forum on Forests and the Convention on Biological Diversity, considering the avenues available for indigenous peoples to most effectively defend their rights to lands and resources within the conservation and forestry debates.Published in "Biodiversity", the quarterly journal of TC-Biodiversity
Statement by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz drawing attention to the need for full and effective consultation with indigenous peoples prior to the development of new initiatives and programmes impacting on them.
Statement delivered to World Bank and 32 governments expressing serious concerns over the Bank's proposals to establish a global forest carbon fund.
The lack of protections and provisions for securing the rights of indigenous peoples
Independent record of consultations on the ADB's draft safeguard policy. Indigenous peoples’ representatives call for compliance with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and protection of the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent
Letter from ACIDI, CAPI and FPP requesting GEF's commitment to finding a solution
Carta de ACIDI, CAPI y FPP solicitando la asistencia del Consejo del FMAM Reestructurado (FMAM) para remediar los daños la situación
This report reveals escalating conflicts between indigenous peoples and oil palm companies due to the rapid expansion of plantations in the Malaysian State of Sarawak. Based on field interviews with community representatives in 12 different villages the report details:
- rapid rate of expansion of oil palm plantations in Sarawak
- reasons for the conflicts over native customary lands
- why some 40 legal cases about land conflicts between communities and oil palm companies are now clogging the courts in Sarawak
- concerns raised by the communities about the plantations
- how the process of oil palm development in Sarawak is contrary to international standards adopted by the Rountable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
- recommendations for reform
Oleh Marcus Colchester, Wee Aik Pang, Wong Meng Chuo dan Thomas JalongForest Peoples Programme dan Perkumpulan Sawit WatchEdisi Bahasa Malaysia 2008
The International Forum of Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change (IFIPCC) The 13th Session of Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC SBSTA 27, agenda item 5/REDD November 2007
Thank you Mr. President, on behalf of the International Forum of Indigenous Peoples on Climate Change, I would like to express our profound concern about reducing emissions from deforestation (REDD).
Media release by Bruno Manser Fonds
(Most recent correspondence listed first) 1. 12 October 2007 - FPP letter to HSBC in light of HSBC's failure to respond to earlier requests.2. 31 May 2007 - FPP and FERN letter to HSBC again questioning the company's procedures and intentions. 3. 24 May 2007 - HSBC reply to FPP explaining its intention to stay involved with Samling as it considers the company to be making progress to improve its operations.
Letter from the IFC to FPP in response to their letter querying IFC's application of safeguards to protect indigenous peoples October 2007 (see related reports).
see also Response from IFC in related reports.
Pronunciamiento de FENAMAD