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Consent is Everybody's Business: Why banks need to act on free, prior and informed consent

Reports & Research
Julho, 2019
Kenya
South Africa
Guatemala
Honduras
United States of America
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Global

A community’s choice to give, or withhold, their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) to a project or activity planned to take place on their land is a recognized right of Indigenous peoples under international law. It is also a best practice principle that applies to all communities affected by projects or activities on the land, water and forests that they rely on.

Customary Tenure Arrangements within Khmer Communities in Cambodia

Reports & Research
Julho, 2019
South-Eastern Asia
Cambodia

A common misconception about CT systems in Cambodia is that it is confined to indigenous communities in the peripheral uplands of Cambodia and does not exist in their Khmer counterparts. In response, this research compares related studies on customary tenure in Khmer communities, and describes the evolution of customary tenure within them, the different categories of potential resources governed under customary tenure, and the governance regimes of those resources. It then proposes three practical cases/communities for further field-based documentation.

The Land We Lost

Reports & Research
Junho, 2019
Malaysia

This publication is the outcome of our research on the socio-environmental impacts of large pulp and paper, timber tree and oil palm plantations in Sarawak. It contains two case studies on plantation affected indigenous communities in Batu Niah and Bakong in the Miri Division. It stresses on the importance of understanding the context of large monoculture plantations in Sarawak accurately, as it entails two destructive factors. First, it involves deforestation, as it is clearly a post-logging development.

The Land We Lost Briefing Document

Reports & Research
Junho, 2019
Malaysia

This publication is the outcome of our research on the socio-environmental impacts of large pulp and paper, timber tree and oil palm plantations in Sarawak. It contains two case studies on plantation affected indigenous communities in Batu Niah and Bakong in the Miri Division. It stresses on the importance of understanding the context of large monoculture plantations in Sarawak accurately, as it entails two destructive factors. First, it involves deforestation, as it is clearly a post-logging development.

Global Landscapes Forum Bonn 2019: Outcome Statement

Reports & Research
Conference Papers & Reports
Maio, 2019
Global

In the face of the climate crisis and threats to food security, a safe water supply and biodiversity, GLF Bonn 2019 sought to hear the voices of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, women and youth – all of those with the greatest stake in confronting such global challenges. The forum did not avoid identifying hurdles, most of which stem from conflicting rights and interests, that hinder cooperation to rapidly secure the rights to a healthy life for present and future generations.

GLF Bonn 2019 Concept Note: Rights in the landscape

Conference Papers & Reports
Maio, 2019
Global

Join us in Bonn on June 22–23 alongside the inter-sessional climate talks where the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) will focus the world’s attention on the fundamental importance of rights to address the current environmental crisis. In accelerating action toward creating landscapes that are productive, prosperous, equitable and resilient, the GLF is building its reach to 1 billion people across the world.

The State Of Indigenous Peoples In 10 Facts

Multimedia
Maio, 2019
Global

2 days to change the world through Indigenous rights

On 22–23 June 2019, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) will be held in Bonn, Germany, focusing on tackling climate change by improving rights for Indigenous peoples and local communities. Alongside the U.N. Bonn Climate Change Conference (SBSTA 50), the event will bring together more than 1,500 global Indigenous leaders, scientists, politicians, activists, youth, members of the private sector, creative thinkers and more.

Respecter le consentement préalable, donné librement et en connaissance de cause au Sénégal

Reports & Research
Maio, 2019
Senegal

Respecter le consentement préalable, donné librement et en connaissance de cause est un droit collectif qui appartient à tout membre d’une communauté. Cela signifie que les communautés ont le droit de prendre des décisions par leurs propres représentants librement choisis et leurs institutions, coutumières ou autres, telles que les autorités locales et les élus locaux. Ce guide d'accompagnement doit être utilisé pour des formations en consentement libre, préalable et en connaissance de cause.

Titulación de Comunidades Nativas en San Martin, Perú

Institutional & promotional materials
Março, 2019
South America
Peru

Este documento es una síntesis de los resultados de la investigación aplicada "Titulación de las Comunidades Nativas - Avances y desafíos" en San Martin, que tuvo por objetivo analizar el proceso de titulación y su impacto en doce comunidades nativas de tres métodos de recolección de datos, el equipo recabó información de un total de 684 informantes en las comunidades seleccionadas.

Challenges and opportunities of recognizing and protecting customary tenure systems in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Reports & Research
Março, 2019
Laos

This policy brief was developed in order to enable a meaningful engagement and policy dialogue with government institutions and other relevant stakeholders about challenges and opportunities related to the recognition of customary tenure in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Customary tenure is understood to be the local rules, institutions and practices governing land, fisheries and forests that have, over time and use, gained social legitimacy and become embedded in the fabric of a society.