Monthly Archives: December 2012

Protected Area governance in India

In this context, Kalpavriksh organised a side event during CBD COP-11 on 11 October 2012 for discussing the current situation of governance within PAs, in the light of the implementation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA). The side event focused … Continue reading

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Indigenous Peoples call on the African Development Bank to develop a specific policy to protect their rights

In 2010 the African Development Bank (AfDB) committed to develop new ‘safeguard standards’. These are policies which are intended to provide the Bank and its borrowers with a framework to assess and mitigate social and environmental risk. In so doing, … Continue reading

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Parties to the Biodiversity Convention not ready to accept ‘indigenous peoples’

A disappointing outcome for indigenous peoples at the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Hyderabad, India, 8-19 October 2012:  Parties failed to adopt a decision to update the CBD’s … Continue reading

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‘Justice being taken away, then, what are kingdoms but great robberies?’…land grabbing and Indigenous Peoples.

A perspective from Forest Peoples Programme… ‘The importance of ensuring respect for the rights of forest peoples’ to control their forests, lands and livelihoods, becomes ever clearer and yet more contested. As the articles in this edition of our newsletter … Continue reading

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The 4C Factor: Community Conservation and Climate Change

By Ashish Kothari of Kalpavriksh and the ICCA Consortium What is the role of ICCAs in climate change mitigation/adaptation? ICCAs link ecosystems and species across large landscapes/seascapes, both on their own and  also as part of mosaics of diverse governance … Continue reading

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Philippines President Aquino forms superbody to investigate human rights abuses

By Giovanni B. Reyes, Director of Kasapi In response to widespread denunciation of the unabated killings of indigenous peoples, the Aquino administration on November 23, 2012 created an inter-agency to investigate human rights abuses. Read more on the formation of … Continue reading

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A brief introduction to Carbon Trading, Offsets and REDD

Do you keep hearing about REDD, REDD+, carbon trading and offsets and want to know more…in plain English? Here is a really helpful, brief introduction with some useful links from the Indigenous Environmental Network 

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Exposing REDD The False Climate Solution

“Before you can trade anything as a commodity, you have to determine who owns it”, Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network 

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Pulsating Heart of Nature: How to Ensure Our Collective Bioculturally Resilient Future

The remarkable variety of life’s interdependent phenomena and processes — what we call ‘diversity’ — is being eroded by the modern forces of homogenization. The rich tapestry — woven from a countless multitude of mutually reinforcing strands of biological, cultural … Continue reading

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Mega Poster celebration at CBD COP-11

The Consortium, Kalpavriksh, and Natural Justice compiled a poster entitled “Stewards of Diversity: Recognising and Supporting Territories and Areas Conserved by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities” for the COP11 “Mega-Poster Celebration”. The poster event was supported by JICA, GIZ and … Continue reading

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