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Report calls on aluminium industry to respect indigenous peoples’ rights

Geneva, Switzerland, 16 November 2015 – While global demand for the world’s most popular metal – aluminium – continues to rise, it is critical that the aluminium industry address its environmental and social impacts, particularly in indigenous peoples’ territories, according to new report published today by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Forest Peoples Programme (FFP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Down to Earth and London Mining Network Press Release: BHP Billiton to be slammed for Borneo coal mining at AGM

The board of controversial mining giant BHP Billiton is set to be slammed at its AGM by an Indonesian activist over seven coal concessions collectively covering an area of more than 350,000 hectares in the relatively unspoilt rainforest centre of the island of Borneo. Part of this project overlaps the transnational Heart of Borneo conservation area, described by the Asian Development Bank as “the lungs of Southeast Asia".

Guyana : le peuple wapichan s’exprime encore une fois pour ses terres et ses forêts

En avril et en mai 2013, le peuple wapichan du sud du Guyana a fait parvenir des messages clairs au gouvernement indiquant que toutes les exploitations minières et autres exploitations doivent respecter ses droits fonciers coutumiers et observer le principe  du consentement libre, préalable et éclairé (FPIC). Les villages wapichan ont désormais renoué le dialogue avec le gouvernement concernant les mesures nécessaires pour reconnaître et garantir leurs terres, notamment des plans pour l’établissement d’une grande forêt communautaire dans le bassin du haut Essequibo.