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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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Maintaining Legitimacy of a Contested Practice: How the Minerals Industry Understands its 'Social Licence to Operate'
Scientific Paper

This article presents findings of interviews with 16 managers in the minerals industry in Australia. It explores how these managers conceptualise social licence in relation to notions such as legitimacy, approval, and consent, how they interpret processes of social licence in practice, and how they differentiate it from concepts such as CSR.

The Paths to Social Licence to Operate: An Integrative Model Explaining Community Acceptance of Mining
Scientific Paper

This article attempts to understand how a social licence to operate in mining is granted and maintained, and it looks at the processes mining companies use to engage with local communities in a case study in Australia.

Environmental Impact Assessment: Retrospect and Prospect
Scientific Paper

2007 - English - Advanced

Environmental Impact Assessment: Retrospect ...

Christopher Wood, Jay Stephen, Jones Carys et al.


This article shows evidence that suggests that environmental impact assessments (EIA) are not achieving their purpose of influencing decision-making. The author argues EIA have an important place in decision-making due to their rational structure. EIA should be used for political purposes so it can regain a purpose in localized decision-making and development planning.

Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action
Book

2004 - English - Moderate

Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action

Riki Therivel


This book explains strategic environmental assessment (SEA) as a method of taking into consideration environmental and sustainability issues when making decisions with respect to a project. Although dated, this book shows important processes involved in the background and process of conducting SEA.

Voices of Standing Rock
Video & Podcast

2016 - English - Simple

Voices of Standing Rock

Bill Prouty, Bo Hakala, Dustin Tessier et al.


This 8-part video series tells the stories of the water protectors of Standing Rock, North Dakota in candid interviews with residents of the camp.

This Guidance Note is aimed at providing practical guidance to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) specialists, consultants and clients on the processes and standards that should be applied and considered when planning and implementing projects that involve Indigenous Peoples. UNDRIP which requires States to consult with Indigenous Peoples to obtain their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) prior to the approval of any project affecting their lands and resources, is discussed.

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