Civil society organisations recommend that actions being taken by the President of the World Bank Group to ensure sustainable environmental and social practices in palm oil development for the IFC be equally applied to the WBG’s public sector investments.Letter from civil society organisations to World Bank President4 November 2009
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.
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.
(Letter in Bahasa Indonesia)
In the light of the critical audit and after carefully assessing the IFC 'Management Response' to it, a coalition of NGOs have called on the IFC to suspend financing the oil palm sector in Indonesia until after the IFC reviews its approach and develops a participatory strategy to ensure full compliance with its Performance Standards.NGO letter to World Bank President and Executive Directors
Declaration resulting from the National Indigenous Peoples' Consultation on Climate Change and REDD and AMAN's National Strategic Meeting, 5-8 August 2009
Full text of IFC Management Response to the CAO's hard-hitting audit report
Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination concerning Indonesia REDD laws and plans. Submitted by AMAN, SawitWatch and FPP
Full text of the CAO's audit of the IFC's investments in Wilmar companies.
Synopsis of a 3-day interactive meeting to build awareness and capacity on human rights, climate change, REDD and FPIC. The participants included community and local NGO members and local government officials.
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