Resources

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.

Sinar Resmi Declaration

Declaration resulting from the National Indigenous Peoples' Consultation on Climate Change and REDD and AMAN's National Strategic Meeting, 5-8 August 2009

Concerns over ADB's new proposed safeguard policies

Indigenous peoples’ representatives express their concern about the Asian Development Bank's working paper (W-Paper) on the new proposed safeguard policy, due to be considered by the Board on 24 February.Letter to the ADB