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Chico Vive! Conference eBook

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Press Release: Murder in the Peruvian rainforest

Upper Amazon Conservancy / ProPurúsFour indigenous Ashéninka leaders were found dead in the Peruvian Amazon due to their efforts to obtain legal title to their native community of Alto Tamaya Saweto and prevent continued illegal logging in their lands.

The lack of an effective safeguards policy at the Brazilian Development Bank

Despite the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) being a signatory of the Green Protocol, which ties favourable lending rates and terms to the adoption of social and environmental standards, and the Banks initiative to develop a specific policy for the cattle sector, the Banks environmental policy is still very vague and lacks transparency and concrete criteria.

La falta de una política eficaz de salvaguardias en el Banco Nacional de Desarrollo de Brasil

A pesar de que el Banco Nacional de Desarrollo (BNDES) de Brasil es un signatario del Protocolo Verde, que vincula los tipos de interés y las condiciones favorables de los préstamos a la adopción de normas sociales y ambientales, y de la iniciativa del Banco de formular una política específica para el sector de la ganadería, su política ambiental sigue siendo muy vaga y carece de transparencia y criterios concretos.

La Banque brésilienne de développement ne possède pas de politique de sauvegarde efficace

Bien que la Banque brésilienne de développement (BNDES) soit signataire du Protocole vert, qui lie des taux et conditions de prêt favorables à ladoption de normes sociales et environnementales, et malgré linitiative de la Banque visant à établir une politique spécifique pour le secteur de l’élevage, la politique environnementale de la Banque reste encore très vague et manque de transparence et de critères concrets.

Kurangnya kebijakan perlindungan yang efektif di Bank Pembangunan Brazil

Meskipun Bank Pembangunan Brazil (BNDES) menjadi penanda-tangan Green Protocol, yang mengikat nilai dan syarat pinjaman pada pemberlakuan standar sosial dan lingkungan yang baik, yang juga memiliki inisiatif untuk menyusun satu kebijakan khusus untuk sektor peternakan, sayangnya kebijakan lingkungan bank masih sangat tidak jelas dan kurang transparan serta kurang memiliki kriteria nyata.

A ausência de política de salvaguardas no BNDES

Adriana Ramos[1] e Biviany Rojas Garzon[2]

Em que pese o BNDES ser signatário do Protocolo Verde, que vincula taxas e prazos diferenciados na concessão de empréstimos à adoção de critérios socioambientais, e a iniciativa do banco de desenvolver uma política específica para o setor da pecuária, a política ambiental do Banco ainda é muito precária e carece de transparência e critérios concretos.

Brazilian indigenous peoples and civil society challenge government backsliding on environment and development

Brazil has made significant gradual steps to combat deforestation since the first Earth summit in 1992. Increasing recognition of indigenous peoples’ land rights in Amazonia, improved law enforcement and changes in rural credit subsidies (alongside external factors like changing commodity prices) have all helped slow annual Brazilian deforestation by 70% when compared to its peak in the 1990s (though in 2011 the country suffered a 127% rise in deforestation compared to 2010).

Los pueblos indígenas y la sociedad civil de Brasil desafían el retroceso del Gobierno en materia de medio ambiente y desarrollo

Desde la primera Cumbre de la Tierra en 1992, Brasil ha avanzado gradualmente dando pasos importantes para combatir la deforestación. El creciente reconocimiento de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas sobre sus tierras en la Amazonía, la mejor aplicación de las leyes y los cambios en las subvenciones crediticias rurales (junto con factores externos como los precios cambiantes de los productos básicos) han ayudado a frenar la deforestación en Brasil un 70% en comparación con su nivel máximo en los años 90 (aunque en 2011 la deforestación subió un 127% con respecto a 2010).

Les peuples autochtones et la société civile du Brésil protestent contre le recul du gouvernement en matière d’environnement et de développement

Le Brésil a progressivement franchi des étapes significatives dans la lutte contre la déforestation depuis le premier Sommet de la terre en 1992. La reconnaissance croissante des droits fonciers des peuples autochtones en Amazonie, l’amélioration de l’application de la loi et les changements en matière de subsides ruraux (associés à des facteurs externes tels que l’évolution du prix des matières premières) ont tous contribué à la diminution de 70% de la déforestation annuelle du Brésil par rapport à son plus haut niveau dans les années 1990 (bien qu’en 2011 le pays ait connu une augmentation de 127% de la déforestation par rapport à 2010).

Povos indígenas e sociedade civil questionam o retrocesso governamental nas políticas brasileiras sobre o meio ambiente e desenvolvimento

O Brasil tem tomado medidas significativas e graduais de combate ao desmatamento desde a primeira Cúpula da Terra em 1992. O reconhecimento crescente dos direitos dos povos indígenas da Amazônia à terra, a melhor aplicação da legislação e mudanças nos subsídios rurais (em conjunto com fatores externos como a variaçã nos preços das commodities) contribuíram para a redução do desmatamento anual no Brasil em 70%, se comparado com o seu pico na década de 1990, (ainda que o país tenha sofrido um aumento de 127% no desmatamento entre 2010 e 2011).

Cordaid partners' new publication - Biofuel Partnerships: from battleground to common ground? The effects of biofuel programs on smallholders' use of land and rights to land in four countries

This report includes a foreword by Marcus Colchester, Forest Peoples Programme, and focuses on the local experiences of smallholders, in different areas in four countries, related to the introduction of energy crop production and its effects on their land rights and land use. Click here to read the full report.

Press Release: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Agrees to hear case of Indigenous Peoples in Raposa Serra do Sol, Brazil

 

After years of waiting, during which they suffered from violent attacks and the degradation of their ancestral lands, the Ingaricó, Macuxi, Patamona, Taurepang and Wapichana indigenous peoples of Raposa Serra do Sol received a favorable decision by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.  During its last session at the end of October, the Commission issued an admissibility decision in their case against the Government of Brazil. In doing so, the Commission signaled not only that the Government’s treatment of indigenous peoples in Raposa may constitute a violation of their human rights, but that the Commission is now ready to enter its final stage of review of the case and issue a concluding report.