Participants reviewing proposed low-carbon development strategies and the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation policies of the World Bank (see Update 68, 67, 66, 65) at a workshop on indigenous peoples’ rights in Guyana expressed dissatisfaction with the consultation process, indicating that previous concerns were yet to be addressed. Participants cited the repeated lack of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC); inadequate consultation periods; and insufficient dissemination of information on how proposals will impact their lives. They called on governments and international financial institutions to refrain from implementing any of the proposals until community-drafted policies on FPIC are in place.
Public statement by participants workshop on indigenous peoples’ rights, extractive industries and national development policies in Guyana
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