focusing on indigenous peoples' rights and extractive industriesby Forest Peoples Programme and Tebtebba Foundation
Published by World Rainforest Movement (WRM)
Paper prepared for the 'Right to Appeal' conference, calling for greater public accountability by the European Investment Bank.
Joint letter to Mr Heiko Lieder, FSC International
Oil palm plantations are expanding to meet escalating demand for edible oils and new markets for biofuels - of which Indonesia plans to secure a large share. But the widespread forest clearasnce to cater for this expansion has major implications for rural Indonesians, affecting settlements, ecosystems, trade activities and government agencies. This research documents the issues affecting local communities and their recommendations for national reforms to safegurad their rights under international law.
Synthesis by Prof. Jeovah Meireles, Forum in Defense of the Coastal Zone of Ceara, Brazil, (FDZCC)
The 2nd Annual Conference of the National Forum of Forest People and Forest Workers (NFFPFW) commenced here with hundreds of delegates deliberating on diverse issues ranging from community control of forests, environmental politics and livelihood, privatisation of forests - role of International Financial Institutions and future of forest communities, and challenges before the youth.
'It's as if we are ghosts on our own land. We have been so pierced through by the spines on the oil palm that we are almost dead, left haunting what was once our own land. We don't usually say this, but this is how it is really. We need to make our case ourselves and explain how the oil palm is hurting us.' The words of a participant at one of the many workshops documented in this illustrated book which addresses the principles and practicalities of standard setting in palm-oil production under the umbrella of the 'Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil' (RSPO).
ISBN 979-15188-2-3 Also available in Bahasa as a book from the FPP office: email@example.com
THIS BOOK HAS BEEN ATTACHED HERE IN SECTIONS DUE TO THE SIZE OF THE FILES. THERE IS ALSO A PDF TEXT ONLY VERSION. HARD COPY OF BOOK AVAILABLE FROM FPP OFFICE IN BOTH ENGLISH AND BAHASA.
(NNN): Even as the pros and cons parties of the construction of the controversial Tipaimukh Dam are being debated on the media platform off and on, the United Naga Council (UNC) has, once and for all, resolved never to allow the construction of the dam at any cost.
This firm decision of the Naga organisation was taken in the October 20 special session of the UNC at Tahamzam (Senapati).
Press release (available in Spanish only)
NGOs and representatives of tropical shrimp-producing countries and northern consumer countries met in Bangkok to discuss the risks, opportunities and implications of shrimp certification
Indigenous leaders and NGOs again call on the GEF to undertake major reform to address social and rights issues in its conservation projectsBriefing prepared for the Third GEF Assembly, Cape TownAugust 29-30, 2006
By Rivani Noor and Rully Syumanda - discusses the social, economic and environmental impacts of APP's operations. Chapter One - an overview of Indonesia's forestry industry development paradigm, which led to the industrial tree plantation policy (or Hutan Tanaman Industri [HTI]) to satisfy the pulp and paper industry's demand for raw materials. Two - an overview of APP and its operations in Sumatra. Three - the environmental impacts of APP's operations in the provinces of Riau and Jambi.
FPP briefing August 2006
The Declaration of Serikat Petani Kelapa Sawit Sanggau District, West Kalimantan, Indonesia
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is the largest public multilateral lender in Latin America, enabling huge infrastructional projects. This briefing evaluates the IDB's policy on respecting the rights of indigenous peoples and protecting their territories from destructive development.
Thinkpiece for Verifor Experts Meeting, Palma de Mallorca, 27- 28 April 2006