Re: Establishment of a Work Programme for the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
We, the Indigenous Peoples of the world, united in the face of the climate crisis and the lack of political will of the States, especially the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, demand the immediate adoption of legally binding agreements with shared but differentiated responsibilities, to halt global warming and to define alternative models of development in harmony with Mother Earth.
Thank you Mr. Chair,
I speak to you on behalf of the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change.
We recognize that the Kyoto Protocol is the only legally binding international instrument we have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A formal letter to the UK government regarding concerns on the proposed lending instrument 'P4R'. This letter was also provided, on request of the UK government, to World Bank management.
Developing countries’ remaining forests are spaces inhabited by indigenous peoples. These spaces have been shaped, protected and expanded by indigenous peoples over generations. The relationship of indigenous peoples to forests is linked to livelihoods, cultures, world views and traditional knowledge and may be expressed through forms of customary tenure, land use and resource use. By proposing social and rights-based indicators and building blocks, this document promotes a view of REDD+ that is holistic and secures carbon stocks, biodiversity and the rights of forest peoples.
This short Forest Peoples Programme bulletin has been produced to highlight issues of relevance to the upcoming climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa and includes a new FPP Briefing "Lessons from the field: REDD+ and the rights of indigenous peoples and forest dependent communities".
This background note updates and expands a previous memorandum prepared in April 2011 by Francesco Martone and Jennifer Rubis for the first meeting of the Transitional Committee and is meant to provide a summary of key issues related to the Green Climate Fund and the discussions held at the Transitional Committee in recent months.
Read the background note here in English.
This insightful study by Forest Peoples Programme, SawitWatch, Samdhana Institute and the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) documents in detail, and for the first time, the way oil palm plantations are now expanding in very different ways across South East Asia as a whole. The study complements better known experiences in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea with new case studies of the processes of oil palm expansion in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Summary of agreements reached between AIDESEP and MINAM (Ministry of Environment) regarding modifications to the Peru RPP, March 2011. Read them here in Spanish.