State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2012

In its flagship annual publication MRG documents hundreds of case studies about marginalized groups who have been adversely affected by exploitation of the resources found on, or under, their ancestral lands. It also considers land rights around the world. (Minority Rights Group, 2012)

Guide on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples

The guide aims to enhance indigenous peoples knowledge on climate change, so that they are better equipped to participate more effectively in shaping relevant policies and actions taken to address this issue. It also aims to inform non-indigenous peoples on the indigenous experiences and perspectives on climate change. The guide covers the topics of climate change causes, impacts, mitigation and adaptation measures as well as the UN Declaration on the Rights of Ingidenous Peoples and REDD. (Tebtebba, 2009)

Large-Scale Land Acquisitions and Food Security

Rerpot by DFID looking into the questions of the impacts of large-scale land acquisitions (LSA) on local food insecurity and malnutrition levels; and differences in impacts between the international and local investments (Tanner / DFIF and CEIL PEAKS, 2013)

Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in REDD+

The principle that indigenous peoples and local communities have a right to give or withhold their Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) to developments affecting their resources is not new. However, experience using FPIC in REDD+ implementation is still limited in the Asia-Pacific region. Using relevant examples from a range of locations and sectors, this guidebook provides a basis for developing country-specific guidance on employing FPIC in REDD+ processes. (Patrick Anderson / RECOFTC and GIZ, 2011)

Land is Life

This report reveals escalating conflicts between indigenous peoples and oil palm companies due to the rapid expansion of plantations in the Malaysian State of Sarawak. Based on field interviews with community representatives in 12 different villages, the report details the rate of expansion of oil palm plantations, reasons for the conflicts, why some 40 legal cases about land conflicts between communities and oil palm companies are now clogging the courts in Sarawak, how the process of oil palm development in Sarawak is contrary to international standards adopted by the RSPO, and offers recommendations for reform. (Colchester, Aik Pang, Meng Chuo, Jalon / FPP and Sawit Watch, 2007)

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