PHILIPPINES: Mining the Last Frontier

Lucrative mining projects backed by foreign investors are destroying forests and threatening indigenous tribes who live off the land in the Philippines’ Palawan. Aljazeera’s 101 East explores if a balance could be struck between development and local interests.

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NEPAL: Video On Climate Change, The REDD Partnership Program, And Nepal Federation Of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN)

Nepal’s government is all set to formulate its policy on REDD+. Considered as the best scheme for climate change mitigation, the REDD+ has however been a subject of countless discourses and debates in Nepal, especially whether or not the rights of indigenous peoples will be ensured in REDD+ strategies remains a big concern.

Indigenous peoples are calling on the government to incorporate indigenous peoples’ demands and concerns seriously while drafting national REDD+ strategies and that the policies should be devised on the basis of provision of ILO Convention 169, of which Nepal is a state party and UNDRIP  More

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