Resources

Indígenas 'amarakaeris' decididos a desalojar a la Hunt Oil

 

Convocan de urgencia comisión de alto nivel entre el Gobierno, la Hunt Oil y los indígenas Al menos unos doscientos indígenas de la Reserva Comunal Amarakaeri se encuentran concentrados en Salvación, capital de la provincia del Manu, en Madre de Dios, al suroriente del Perú, para exigir el retiro de la compañía estadounidense Hunt Oil de su territorio.

Indonesia: Indigenous Peoples and the Kampar Peninsula

This briefing provides an update on private sector proposals to develop plantation, conservation and REDD schemes on the Kampar Peninsular, Riau Province, in Indonesia. It highlights how the rights and views of communities have so far not been given priority and recommends rights-based approaches and dialogue between affected rights holders and other parties to avoid conflict and promote sustainable forest and climate schemes.

Part of FPP's Rights, forests and climate briefing series.

HCV and the RSPO: Report of an independent investigation into the effectiveness of the application of High Conservation Value zoning in palm oil development in Indonesia

This report summarises the findings of a field investigation and legal study which shows how voluntary efforts by companies to set aside areas for community livelihoods and for conservation are being frustrated by the ill-fit between the RSPO's procedures - using the 'High Conservation Values' approach - and national laws and procedures. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is to meet in Kuala Lumpur from 1-4 November 2009.

NGOs and indigenous peoples' organisations highlight FCPF safeguard failings

Collective memorandum submitted to the Participants Committee of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) by a range of NGOs and indigenous peoples’ organisations, highlighting the key failures and weaknesses apparent in the World Bank's application of appropriate safeguard procedures in funding being provided through the FCPF

Rights, forests and climate briefings series

FPP is pleased to announce the first four in a continuing series of briefings that we are producing in collaboration with our partner organisations around the world.

Customary practices of indigenous peoples in spotlight at upcoming CBD meeting

The sustainable customary practices of indigenous peoples, the subject of Article 10(c) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), will be one of the main topics at the upcoming meeting of the CBD Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (WG-8(j) 6) in Montreal from 2-6 November 2009. A key question on the agenda asks how Parties to the Convention can improve implementation of this important article. The message of indigenous and local communities, submitted ahead of the meeting, is that secure rights to land and resources is a necessary condition to achieve effective implementation of Article 10(c).

Looking ahead - IFC review of its policies

The IFC reviews its Sustainability Policy, Performance Standards and Disclosure Policy after three years of use. Clear problems and weaknesses have been identified which need to be addressed, including the process and success of assessments of so-called 'broad community support' for projects impacting on indigenous peoples' traditional lands.