Community Consent Index 2015

Community Consent Index 2015

Originally from Oxfam. As large-scale oil, gas, and mining projects move to increasingly remote areas, they threaten to generate adverse impacts for the local communities and indigenous peoples who inhabit these areas. For many project-affected communities, Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) represents a critical tool for ensuring that they...

The right to say “No”: Indigenous rights experts on FPIC

The right to say “No”: Indigenous rights experts on FPIC

Originally posted by Oxfam USA. Written by Emily Greenspan. In order for FPIC policy commitments to have any real meaning for communities, companies must recognize that communities may choose to say no to oil or mining development. “I think the issue of consent goes to the very core of the...

UK Coal Far From Dead: Bradley Coal Mine approved despite community resistance.

UK Coal Far From Dead: Bradley Coal Mine approved despite community resistance.

By Coal Action Network, YLNM member group. On Wednesday (3/6/15) it was announced that UK Coal’s application to mine 520,561 tonnes of coal from a site called Bradley, was approved. The site is currently agricultural land in Leadgate, Durham, UK. This is a highly contested site with really strong and well orchestrated opposition...

Se plantea una Consulta Comunitaria para decir no a la minería en Pacto, Ecuador

Se plantea una Consulta Comunitaria para decir no a la minería en Pacto, Ecuador

Original post: http://www.unpactoporlavida.com Fuente original y texto por: Un Pacto por La Vida El conflicto Minero de Pacto, Ecuador El ministerio de Recursos Naturales No Renovables (MRNNR), otorgó a la Empresa Nacional Minera (ENAMI), dos concesiones mineras que están dentro del Distrito metropolitano de Quito, la de Urcutambo con 2.251ha el...

The Impact of Mining on Human Rights in Uganda

Human Rights Watch — The Impact of Mining on Human Rights in Uganda

This report by Human Rights Watch examines the conduct of three companies in different stages of the mining process: East African Mining, Jan Mangal and DAO Uganda. Human Rights Watch found that companies have explored for minerals and actively mined on lands owned and occupied by Karamoja’s indigenous people. But the...

Useful guides to Free, Prior and Informed Consent

Useful guides to Free, Prior and Informed Consent

Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) represents the highest standard possible for the involvement of Indigenous Peoples in decision-making processes about large projects. FPIC entitles indigenous peoples to determine the outcome of decision-making that affects them – it is not merely a right to be consulted about projects that others...