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Press Release: Indigenous peoples insist on rights-based approaches and respect for traditional knowledge and practices in Rio+20 outcomes

As government representatives start formal negotiations in Brazil to seek agreements on so-called ‘green economy’ policies and to assess progress in fulfilling commitments on environment and development made at the Rio Earth Summit twenty years ago, indigenous peoples from all over the world have come together at the Rio+20 global summit to put forward their own solutions for sustainable development and to flag serious risks associated with government ‘green’ proposals.

Press Release: World Bank’s forest climate fund slammed for sidelining indigenous peoples’ rights and failing to protect forests

DALAT, Vietnam (23 March 2011) – A new report launched today at the 8th meeting of the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) reveals that the Bank is not fulfilling its promises to protect the rights of forest peoples. Smoke and Mirrors: a critical assessment of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility by Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and FERN exposes the World Bank’s failure to uphold its commitments on human rights and its engagement in never-ending changes to its social and environmental policies, weakening its accountability to affected communities and the public.

Communiqué de presse - Le fonds climatique de la Banque mondiale pour les forêts vivement critiqué pour son absence de prise en compte des droits des peuples autochtones et son échec dans la protection des forêts

DALAT, Vietnam (23 mars 2011) – Un nouveau rapport publié aujourd’hui à l’occasion de la 8ème  réunion du Fonds de partenariat pour la réduction des émissions de carbone forestier (FCPF) de la Banque mondiale révèle que la Banque ne tient pas ses promesses de protéger les droits des peuples de la forêt. Mirages et Illusions : une évaluation critique du Fonds de partenariat pour la réduction des émissions de carbone forestier du Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) et de FERN constate que la Banque mondiale n’a pas respecté ses engagements en matière de droits humains et apporte constamment des changements à ses politiques sociales et environnementales, ce qui affaiblit sa responsabilité envers les communautés affectées et le public.

FPP series on Forest Peoples and Protected Areas

This series of eight country studies and a synthesis report review the progress of the application of indigenous peoples' rights with regards to protected areas since 2003. By considering the views of governments, funding agencies, conservation organisations and indigenous peoples' organisations, these studies assesses the extend to which recommendations and resolutions from the Durban 2003 World Parks Congress, the 4th World Conservation Congress in Barcelona and the Convention on Biological Diversity have been followed up on and enacted.