Tag Archives: Indigenous people

U.N. Study on the impact of EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

The Special Rapporteur, in accordance with his mandate, is conducting a study on extractive and energy industries in and near indigenous territories in order to analyze their impacts on indigenous peoples and the human rights issues they have created, as … 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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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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