An FPP review of early lessons flowing from REDD planning and activities in Guyana. It finds that more genuine attention must be paid to land tenure and rights issues. FPP: Rights, forests and climate briefing series
Published in ECO : The voice of the civil society community in the international environmental conventionsVOLUME 26, ISSUE 16 November 2009www.cbdalliance.org
Press release issued by the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC)
Civil society organisations recommend that actions being taken by the President of the World Bank Group to ensure sustainable environmental and social practices in palm oil development for the IFC be equally applied to the WBG’s public sector investments.Letter from civil society organisations to World Bank President4 November 2009
National Forum of Forest People and Forest Workers (NFFPFW) report the killing of a youth by forest personnel, and protest the failure to bring such atrocities to justice.
In response to the NGOs' appeal letter (link), World Bank President Robert Zoellick has just announced that he has frozen all World Bank funding of the palm oil sector pending the development of a comprehensive approach in line with the Bank's commitment to 'sustainable environmental and social practices' . World Bank letter to NGOs
In collaboration with the Forest Peoples Programme