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This website provides information and resources on FPIC as a tool of self-determination to assist communities in decision making. We have selected articles, tool kits, videos, voice messages, and community stories about FPIC and consultation.

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Pachakuti: Indigenous Perspectives, Buen Vivir, Sumaq Kawsay and Degrowth
Scientific Paper

2011 - English - Technical

Pachakuti: Indigenous Perspectives, Buen Viv...

Thomson Bob


Bob Thomson argues that understanding the limits to growth for our finite planet is slowly gaining currency due to the (mostly) European sustainable degrowth ‘movement’ and a plurinational Latin American cosmovision which is largely indigenous but also criollo.

Buen Vivir: Emergent Discourse within or beyond Sustainable Development?
Scientific Paper

2014 - English - Technical

Buen Vivir: Emergent Discourse within or bey...

Beling Adrian, Vanhulst Julien


This paper sets out to review the content of Buen vivir (‘good living’) as an emergent discourse, reflecting on its genesis and contributions to the sustainability debate, as well as on incipient attempts at its institutionalization.

Implementing a Corporate Free, Prior and Informed Consent Policy: Benefits and Challenges
eBook

2010 - English - Moderate

Implementing a Corporate Free, Prior and Inf...

Lehr Amy K., Smith Gare A.


This report explores the usefulness and impact of adopting a free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) policy from an industry perspective for Talisman corporation. The report advocates for FPIC from the perspective of members of extractive sector corporations.

The Right to Decide: The Importance of Respecting Free, Prior and Informed Consent
Policy Brief

2011 - English - Moderate

The Right to Decide: The Importance of Respe...

Amazon Watch


This briefing report explains the roles and responsibilities of companies to address human rights impacts of company operations. Indigenous peoples that are potentially affected by industry development have ethical, legal, and financial rights related to industrial development. The report identifies key challenges related to implementing FPIC and recommendations for companies who invest in the Amazon.

This interview with Romeo Saganash, NDP MP for Abitibi—Baie James—Nunavik—Eeyou, discusses the importance of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) for Indigenous peoples and how it can be applied in Canada. James Bay, in Northern Quebec, is discussed as an example for positive applications of FPIC. A private members’ bill Saganash is proposing is also discussed.

Venezuela's Deepening Logic of Extraction
Scientific Paper

2017 - English - Moderate

Venezuela's Deepening Logic of Extraction

Rosales Antulio


This article looks at the mining industry in Venezuela including the illegal mining activities and the government's lack of monitoring.

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