Forest Peoples Programme Supporting forest peoples’ rights

Climate & forests

Relevant resources

Syndicate content

FPP E-Newsletter February 2014 (PDF Version)

FPP

18 February, 2014

FPP E-Newsletter February 2014

Dear friends,

The UN General Assembly during its 69th session, on 22-23 September  this year, will convene a high-level plenary meeting - the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples  – to review the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) since its adoption in 2007, and to identify outstanding issues and actions pertaining to indigenous peoples and development.

Read more

World Bank still backing unsustainable development: will it ever learn? Book review: Bruce Rich, 'Foreclosing the Future? The World Bank and the Politics of Environmental Destruction'

17 February, 2014

Foreclosing the Future? The World Bank and the Politics of Environmental Destruction

Book review: Bruce Rich, (2013) Foreclosing the Future? The World Bank and the Politics of Environmental Destruction Island Press, Washington DC and London, ISBN 13:978-1-61091-184-9

A powerful new book by environmental campaigner Bruce Rich, titled “Foreclosing the Future”, pulls together a mountain of evidence to document how World Bank projects and development finance over the last two decades have continued to cause major local and global environmental damage and inflict harm on communities in borrower countries. Problems with large scale corruption in Bank lending and procurement are also exposed in the book, which charts the evolution of the Bank’s environmental and social policies and assesses the effectiveness of internal Bank reforms intended to “mainstream” environmental and social issues, tackle corruption and reduce poverty.

Read more

Looking Ahead: International workshop on Deforestation Drivers and the Rights of Forest Peoples, Indonesia

14 February, 2014

An international workshop organised by Forest Peoples Programme and Pusaka will bring together forest peoples, governments, NGOs, international agencies and forest scientists from Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America on 9 -14 March 2014 in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

The aim of the workshop is to share lessons and generate recommendations on effective measures to stem deforestation, promote human rights and secure local livelihoods. 

Read more

Down to Earth Special Edition Newsletter - Agrofuels: Impacts in Indonesia, time for policy change in Europe

Down to Earth (DTE)

5 December, 2013

Agrofuels: Impacts in Indonesia, time for policy change in Europe

Source: Down to Earth

Biofuels - once promoted as the silver bullet for climate change - have turned out to be one of the European Union's biggest policy mistakes. 

Read more

FPP Briefing - The “Forests COP?”: Highlights on forests and indigenous peoples from the UNFCCC 19th Conference of the Parties, Warsaw, 11-22 November 2013

Francesco Martone (Forest Peoples Programme)

3 December, 2013

The 19th Conference of the Parties (COP19) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Warsaw from 11 – 22 November 2013 has been dubbed the “Forests COP”.

Read more

FPP E-Newsletter December 2013 (PDF Version)

Forest Peoples Programme

3 December, 2013

FPP E-Newsletter December 2013

Dear Friends,

What are the prospects for securing the land rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, and women in the foreseeable future?

Significantly, the report of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, under Goal 1 to “End Poverty”, sets a target to “Increase by x% the share of women and men, communities, and businesses with secure rights to land, property, and other assets”.

Read more

The “Forests COP”? - Highlights on forests and indigenous peoples from the UNFCCC 19th Conference of the Parties

27 November, 2013

The International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) in Warsaw

Key decisions on REDD+ adopted at the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP19) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Warsaw, and future UNFCCC climate negotiations and financing commitments by donors, such as the United Kingdom, will pose further significant challenges for indigenous peoples' rights and its advocates.

Read more

Peruvian indigenous organisations secure important commitments to respect indigenous peoples’ rights in the approved version of Peru’s Forest Investment Plan

26 November, 2013

On 30 October 2013, after months of intense negotiation and dialogue with the Peruvian government, Peru’s Forest Investment Plan (FIP) was finally approved by the Sub Committee of the Forest Investment Programme, a World Bank initiative that aims to reduce emissions from deforestation.

Read more