(Letter in Bahasa Indonesia)
In the light of the critical audit and after carefully assessing the IFC 'Management Response' to it, a coalition of NGOs have called on the IFC to suspend financing the oil palm sector in Indonesia until after the IFC reviews its approach and develops a participatory strategy to ensure full compliance with its Performance Standards.NGO letter to World Bank President and Executive Directors
An internal IFC report (by its Compliance Advisor Ombudsman) has conceded that by providing loans to the Wilmar palm oil trading group, the IFC has allowed commercial interests to override its social and environmental standards.FPP press release
Declaration resulting from the National Indigenous Peoples' Consultation on Climate Change and REDD and AMAN's National Strategic Meeting, 5-8 August 2009
Full text of IFC Management Response to the CAO's hard-hitting audit report
submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples by Women Action for Development, Manipur, India, and the Forest Peoples Programme
On 25 May cyclone Aila swept through the villages of traditional resource-users of the Sundarbans forest, Bangladesh. Disasters like Aila (2009) and Sidr (2007) have forced more than a million people to lose their homes and to migrate from their regions. Kushal Roy, Senior Research Associate with FPP partner Unnayan Onneshan, reports on the trail of destruction left by Aila and asks whether the increasingly volatile weather patterns are a direct result of global climate change.