UpdateFPP and 18 other NGOs, including local organisations in Indonesia, have been involved in a long-running process to get redress for the IFC’s persistent violations of its social and environmental policies in the palm oil sector in Indonesia. For over five years IFC has been providing financial support to the company Wilmar Trading / Wilmar International, one of the world’s largest palm oil dealers, directly and through various subsidiaries. In August 2007, FPP with other concerned NGOs and local organisations in Indonesia filed a complaint with the IFC Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (CAO) about this financing, alleging serious social and environmental problems in Wilmar’s operations, as well as violations of IFC’s own standards and procedures in making these credits and loans.
Victoria Tauli-CorpuzExecutive Director, TEBTEBBA (Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education)Chair, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous IssuesPoznan, Poland, 10 December 2008It is with great sadness that today, the 60th Anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on Human Rights, some States have denied indigenous peoples of their rights at the 14th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC.
Indigenous peoples, local communities and NGOs challenge the removal of their rights from UNFCCC decision on REDD
We, the undersigned representatives of indigenous peoples, local communities and non-governmental organizations monitoring the progress of negotiations in Poznan are outraged that the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand opposed the inclusion of recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities in
to their recent complaint regarding the lack of consultation on its Forest Carbon Partnership Fund related activities in Paraguay(only available in Spanish)
sobre su respuesta a las quejas recientes acerca de la falta de consultá previa en conexion con planes sobre REDD in Paraguay relacionados con el Fondo Cooperativo de Carbono y Bosques del BM
FPP and Fern release new report Cutting Corners - World Bank's forest and carbon fund fails forests and peoples
Submission to provide advice to the ADB's ongoing update of their safeguard policies, including their policy on safeguarding the rights of indigenous peoples
A new report by the Forest Peoples Programme launched today demands greater accountability from HSBC, the biggest bank funding the palm oil sector in South East Asia. The fast-expanding palm oil sector is known to be a major driver of deforestation and the take-over of indigenous peoples' lands without their consent. Conflicts between indigenous peoples and palm oil companies are widespread in Malaysia and Indonesia.
The fast-expanding palm oil sector is known to be a major driver of deforestation and of the take-over of indigenous peoples' lands without their consent. This report calls on HSBC to put pressure on the 17 major palm oil corporate groups that are among its clients in order to end violations of forest peoples' rights.
Indigenous peoples in Paraguay express their concerns at not having been consulted on government plans for REDD related to the World Bank's Forest Carbon Partership Facility.CAPI letter to the World Bank local office (only available in Spanish)
Los pueblos indígenas de Paraguay comunican inquietudes al Banco Mundial sobre la falta de consulta previa acerca de la solicitud al BM presentada por el gobierno nacional sobre REDD.Carta de CAPI al BM (solamente disponible en español)
Clear guide explaining what to do if a company, with a loan from the IFC, is planning to develop projects near a community's customary landsPart of the Forest Peoples Programme series, 'Indigenous Peoples & World Bank Projects - Guide to IFI standards'October 2008
Guía clara les dice qué hacer si una empresa tiene planeado llevar a cabo proyectos cerca de los tierras ancestrales de una comunidad, utilizando un préstamo de la Corporación Financiera Internacional (CFI)Octubre de 2008
A synthesis of training materials devised for communities and companies, and also local government, about how successful procedures can be carried out in line with the principle of FPIC - free, prior and informed consent - to enable indigenous peoples, local communities and other stakeholders to express their views in negotiations and for these views and wishes to be included in the RSPO's decision-making processes.
Pedoman untuk perusahaan ini dengan demikian telah dikembangkan demi meningkatkan kesadaran tentang konsep ‘Persetujuan Bebas,Didahulukan dan Diinformasikan’ dan kepentingannya dalam kinerja sosial.
A recent independent NGO report on the World Bank-funded Lanco Power Station project in Chhattisgarh, India shows serious negative consequences for local communities, including loss of land, polluted rivers and receding water levels. The project is funded by the private sector arm of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which adopted in 2006 a new set of social and environmental safeguards, which the report finds have not been properly applied.
In July 2007, Forest Peoples Programme with 18 other NGOs including local groups in Indonesia filed a complaint with the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (CAO) about the IFC's funding of the palm oil producing and trading company, Wilmar. The complaint raised concerns about the impacts of Wilmar's operations on local communities, company violations of Indonesian laws and environmental policies, and IFC staff's violations of IFC policies and procedures. We also complained that the IFC, as a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), was contravening RSPO rules by asserting on the IFC website that Wilmar's operations were compliant with the RSPO's standard.