Resources

Civil Society Organisations' Letter to the World Bank regarding emerging accountability gap at its Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, 19 May 2011

Letter from Accountability Counsel • Amazon Watch • Both ENDS • Brainforest • Campagna per la Riforma della Banca Mondiale (CRBM) • Center for Biological Diversity • Center for International Environmental Law • Centro Alexander von Humboldt • Church World Service • Civic Response • ClientEarth • FERN • Friends of the Earth Norway • Friends of the Earth US • Forest Management Trust • Forest Peoples Programme • Global Witness • Greenpeace International • Indigenous Environmental Network • Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy • International Forum on Globalization • National Forum for Ad

HSBC's commitment to its Forest Policy and 'due diligence' challenged

(Most recent correspondence listed first)     1. 12 October 2007 - FPP letter to HSBC in light of HSBC's failure to respond to earlier requests.2.  31 May 2007 - FPP and FERN letter to HSBC again questioning the company's procedures and intentions. 3.  24 May 2007 - HSBC reply to FPP explaining its intention to stay involved with Samling as it considers the company to be making progress to improve its operations.

Indigenous Peoples' Rights, State Sovereignty and the Convention on Biological Diversity

It is often stated that attention to and respect for indigenous peoples’ rights in connection with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is barred by the principle of state sovereignty. This assertion is incorrect in light of contemporary international law. State sovereignty does not and cannot preclude attention to and respect for indigenous peoples’ internationally guaranteed rights.