Urgent action letter calling on Government of India to respect the rights of indigenous peoples.
A recent independent NGO report on the World Bank-funded Lanco Power Station project in Chhattisgarh, India shows serious negative consequences for local communities, including loss of land, polluted rivers and receding water levels. The project is funded by the private sector arm of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which adopted in 2006 a new set of social and environmental safeguards, which the report finds have not been properly applied.
An analysis of the social impacts and community engagement process for an IFC-supported project in Chhattisgarh, India. It also provides an assessment of the application of IFC Performance Standard 7 (Indigenous Peoples) and related IFC standards and due diligence requirements, in the light of the project's significant adverse impacts on affected communities. It is based on a detailed reading of project documents, interviews and correspondence with relevant officials, and five days offieldwork conducted in the affected communities in March 2008.
FPP letter of protest to the Supreme Court of India
FPP analysis of 23 GEF projects into its treatment of indigenous peoples' rights and social issues in the design of its large conservation projects - in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guyana, India, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela
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.
(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).
This World Bank-funded project, aimed at reducing poverty and empowering communities, is entrenching rather than devolving control, often against the wishes of local communitiies.
Independent NGO report on the GEF-assisted India Ecodevelopment Project (1996-2004)
FPP analysis of the impact of the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism on Adivasi peoples in Madya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh
Joint NGO publication illustrating how World Bank Group (WBG) forest-related policies and practice are posing an ever greater threat to forests and forest-dependent peoples around the world
FPP extends heart-felt condolences to the victims of the tsunami and our moral support to the millions of people facing tremendous challenges in rebuilding their lives.
Since 2002 the World Bank has been trying to promote a Participatory Forest Management (PFM) Project in the newly formed Jharkhand State in India.
100 organizations from 30 countries signed on to this letter
Forest Alert IndiaSeptember 2004
We, the participants of the workshop on Carbon sinks and trade, dams, rivers linking and extractive industries: New Terms & Mechanisms for further expropriation & Livelihoods Threats to Peoples in India’s North Eastern Region, Guwahati, 16-18 November 2003 re-iterate the following positions taken by our brothers and sisters in other fora concerning the preservation of our environment and survival of our peoples: