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Info Region (Spanish): Realizarán Cumbre de los Pueblos frente al Cambio Climático

April 14, 2014

As seen in Info Region Diversas organizaciones de la sociedad civil convocaron a la realización de la “Cumbre de los Pueblos frente al Cambio Climático”, que se llevará a cabo del 9 al 12 de diciembre de 2014, del 9 al 12 de diciembre de 2014, bajo el... Read More

Codpi: (Spanish) Petróleo en el corazón de la Amazonía peruana: una amenaza de muerte para los pueblos aislados

April 09, 2014

As seen in Codpi PERú.- En el interior de la Amazonía peruana, haciendo frontera con Ecuador, encontramos uno de los territorios con mayor biodiversidad del planeta, hogar de numerosos pueblos indígenas. En este enclave se encuentra también el Lote... Read More

Plustv Belize: Maya Communities Win Judgment in Court

April 04, 2014

As seen on Plustv BelizeMaya Communities Win Judgment in CourtOn Thursday morning in Belize City, the Maya of southern Toledo descended on the Supreme Court to hear the latest decision in their ongoing fight to gain respect from the Government of Belize and U.S. Capital Energy, whom they say have... Read More

CSR-Asia: Land rights: A role for business

April 04, 2014

As seen on CSR-Asia Recent years have seen significant increases in large land deals across Asia. There is growing pressure on land for investments in extractive resources, agriculture, aquaculture, biofuels, infrastructure and real estate development. The rising demand has further fuelled... Read More

Info Region (Spanish): Pueblos indígenas participarán en negociaciones climáticas

April 03, 2014

As seen on Info Region Con el fin de fortalecer y lograr una mejor participación y aportes de los pueblos indígenas en las negociaciones climáticas y en la agenda climática nacional, el Ministerio del Ambiente (Minam) firmó un convenio de... Read More

Servindi: (Spanish) Minam y organizaciones amazónicas AIDESEP y COICA firmarán convenio

April 01, 2014

As seen on Servindi  31 de marzo, 2014.- El martes 1 de abril el ministerio del Ambiente anunciará la suscripción de un convenio de cooperación institucional con las organizaciones amazónicas: Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo... Read More

RTCC: UN forest protection plans could lead to land grabs – report

April 01, 2014

As seen on RTCC A UN-led initiative to slow deforestation – including a possible carbon offset market that would pay people not to cut down trees – will fail unless indigenous peoples are given ownership of credits generated from their lands, a new report said today. The... Read More

Reuters: Equity remains low on the REDD+ policy agenda

April 01, 2014

As seen on Reuters Government officials in forest-rich developing countries are more concerned about their nation being treated fairly in international negotiations on REDD+ than about fairness within their own territory, a media analysis of public discourses on REDD+ has found. REDD+... Read More

AMPB (Spanish): Pueblos indígenas y comunidades rurales defendiendo derechos territoriales

March 31, 2014

As seen on AMPB En enero  de 2014, la Revista  Science publicó un influyente artículo que mostró cómo los grupos del  narcotráfico y del  crimen organizado están exacerbando las  dinámicas de  la... Read More

Mongabay: Study warns of possible REDD+ land grab

March 31, 2014

As seen on Mongabay A UN program to reduce global carbon emissions may be putting indigenous communities at risk, jeopardizing local land rights and laying the groundwork for large-scale “carbon grabs” by governments and private investors, argues a new report.  ... Read More