The Equator Principles are a set of environmental and social risk management tools that have been adopted by 92 major banks and lending institutions.
Indigenous Peoples have been advocating for a robust policy to protect their rights at the Green Climate Fund (GCF). After a number of years, and some delays, the Board of the GCF has adopted a policy which should ensure the rights of indigenous peoples are recognised, respected and promoted in climate-related funding.
The Green Climate Fund has been debating its Indigenous Peoples Policy for a number of years.
Forest Peoples Programme has signed on to a statement of indigenous peoples’ organisations and their supporting calling for the adoption of the policy during the forthcoming 19th Meeting of the Board of the Green Climate Fund in South Korea.
Since 2013, the Shipibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya has been struggling against the destruction and appropriation of their traditional lands for the purposes of conversion of forests to oil palm plantations, with the support of their representative organisation (FECONAU).
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A delegation of 14 indigenous leaders and human rights defenders from Africa, Asia, and South America have written a statement to the EU, after a 3-day forum on local solutions for closing the gap between policy and practice in the global agro-commodity trade.
Over 25 indigenous Baka and Bagyeli representatives have received training on a tool to monitor the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDR
After a decade of struggles against the threat of forest destruction, the indigenous community of Long Isun has won a small victory.
It was with enormous sorrow that the Forest Peoples Programme heard the news that Dan passed away unexpectedly in early February. The entire FPP team offers and expresses our sorrow at this untimely news, and our sympathy and sorrow for his widow and children.
FPP has joined with other NGOs to call on the European Commission to develop an Action Plan on deforestation and degradation. A feasibility study on policy options to step up EU action against deforestation is due to be made public very shortly by the Commission, along with a decision on the next steps.
Five years after Asia Pulp & Paper, one of the world’s biggest producers of pulp, paper and packaging, released its Forest Conservation Policy, a group of 10 NGOs have highlighted five issues that indicate the company is not yet on a sustainable track.
An urgent letter has been sent from six concerned organisations to the World Heritage Centre in UNESCO and the World Heritage Programme in IUCN to highlight human rights abuses i
Leaders from the Shipibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya, Peru, have reported a spike in violent threats and intimidation in the weeks following a court injunction against the palm oil company responsible for appropriating and deforesting more than 7,000 hectares of their ancestral territory.
Calls are being made for the Finnish government to suspend a €9.5 million fund to the Kenya Forest Service because of escalating human rights abuses of the country’s indigenous Sengwer people.
This week, Pope Francis will meet with indigenous peoples in Peru and Chile contending with poverty, conflict, discrimination, and environmental destruction.
17 January 2018: The European Union has suspended a multi-million euro project in the face of mounting evidence that its funds were being used to carry out violent human rights abuses.
FPP supports the appeal from Asian regional organisations – indigenous peoples and other civil society actors – asking for the Asian Development Bank to retain existing public access to information and to strengthen the policy in key areas.