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FPIC-360° Tool for Monitoring and Verifying Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)

Equitable Origin and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials are delighted to have received replication grant funding from the ISEAL Innovation Fund to continue the development of the FPIC-360° tool for monitoring and verifying Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC.) FPIC is a principle that informs the right to consultation and is enshrined in the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention 169. As voluntary standards, we draw upon normative frameworks of international human rights to establish performance targets for companies in a variety of sectors related to natural resource development.

EO and COICA Convene a Knowledge-Building Workshop: Ensuring the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – From Consultation to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) / EO y COICA Convocan una Minga de Conocimientos: Asegurando los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas – De la Consulta al Consentimiento Previo, Libre e Informado (CPLI)

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Indigenous leaders during the workshop. 

The increase in industrial activities to obtain raw materials and energy in the Ecuadorian Amazon puts the conservation of natural areas and the cultures that settle there at risk.

Indigenous Voices: Sucumbíos Province-Ecuador

As part of our project on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), we are featuring voices from the field, profiling indigenous participants in the workshops we held in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador between October 2017 and February 2018 in conjunction with COICA, Coordinator of Indigenous Organisations of the Amazon Basin.

Mapping the Renewable Energy Sector to the Sustainable Development Goals

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Equitable Origin and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network have published, “Mapping the Renewable Energy Sector to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas,” a consultative draft on the opportunities for the renewable energy sector to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The renewable energy industry is instrumental to the achievement of the SDGs. Renewable energy is core to the implementation of SDG 7, which focuses on access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy, and SDG 13, which centers on urgent action to combat climate change.

Indigenous Voices: Ecuador – Zamora Chinchipe Province

Last year, we launched a series of blogs featuring voices from the field, profiling indigenous participants in the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) workshops we held in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador between October 2017 and February 2018 in conjunction with COICA, the Coordinator of Indigenous Organisations of the Amazon Basin.

Indigenous Voices: Ecuador

Last month, we launched a series of blogs featuring voices from the field, profiling indigenous participants in the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) workshops we held in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador between October 2017 and February 2018 in conjunction with COICA, the Coordinator of Indigenous Organisations of the Amazon Basin.

Indigenous Voices: Colombia

As we celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day, we are launching a series of blogs featuring voices from the field, profiling indigenous participants in the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) workshops we held in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador between October 2017 and February 2018 in conjunction with COICA, the Coordinator of Indigenous Organisations of the Amazon Basin.

Renewable Energy and Responsible Sourcing

For some industries, supply chain management has been a feature of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability programmes for decades. Early in the CSR movement, labour issues were brought to light in the apparel and textile sectors leading to a proliferation of standards and extensive auditing programmes initiated by consumer-facing firms.