Where are the trees?

APP and and its mother company Sinar Mas announced the policy in February as "an end to the clearing of natural forest across its entire supply chain in Indonesia, with immediate effect." However, a new Eyes on the Forest (EoF) analysis that looks at all APP concessions – including those not covered by the moratorium - show a different picture. (Eyes on the Forest, 2013)

Naming the Moment

This manual is for groups organizing around an issue to understand the method of political analysis for action, called naming the moment, and to encourage community groups to adapt the ideas to their own work. (The Moment Project, 1989)

Barefoot Guide: Working with Organisations and Social Change

The Barefoot Guides, bring stories, analyses, approaches and resources of interesting practice from around the globe, each under a key theme. The Barefoot Guide 1 is a practical, do-it-yourself guide for leaders and facilitators wanting to help organisations to function and to develop in more healthy, human and effective ways as they strive to make their contributions to a more humane society. The Barefoot Guide 2 is a resource for leaders, facilitators and practitioners involved in social change who want to improve and enrich their learning processes.

Free, Prior and Informed Consent and the RSPO

This briefing, launched on the occasion of the 10th Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, draws together the key findings of fourteen studies on FPIC in RSPO member/certified plantations based on the RSPO Principles & Criteria and related Indicators and Guidance, and makes recommendations for reforms in the way palm oil companies honour the principle of FPIC and respect customary rights to land. (FPP / SawitWatch, 2012)

Indigenous Peoples & Sustainable Development

The guide addresses the question of how can we make sure that development initiatives are really sustainable and bring positive results for the well-being of indigenous communities. One of the best strategies we can use is to demand that all development initiatives respect our human rights. This guide is designed to help indigenous peoples understand what our rights are and what obligations the governments, agencies, and businesses that finance development projects have when they impact indigenous lands and communities. (The Indian Law Resource Center 2013)

LifeMosaic is a Not for Profit Company Limited by Guarantee (Registered company number: SC300597) and a Charity Registered in Scotland (Scottish Charity number: SC040573)