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#ICYMI 📘 In 2020, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) published "Building Autonomies," a book on #Indigenous experiences with implementing self-determination and exercising autonomy. The book is available in English and Spanish.

Find it here ➡ www.iwgia.org/en/resources/publications/3815-building-autonomies.html

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#ICYMI 📘 In 2020, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) published Building Autonomies, a book on #Indigenous experiences with implementing self-determination and exercising autonomy. The book is available in English and Spanish.

Find it here ➡ https://www.iwgia.org/en/resources/publications/3815-building-autonomies.html

#indigenousrights

Le secteur de l'énergie a de mauvais antécédents en matière de respect des droits humains - le secteur des énergies renouvelables ne fait pas exception.

Les villageois karbi et adivasi de Mikir Bamuni Grant, en Inde, ont perdu leurs terres ancestrales au profit d'un projet d'énergie solaire de la société Azure Power. Avec le soutien parfois violent des autorités locales, les agriculteurs #autochtones ont été dépossédés de leurs terres sans consultation ni compensation, pour faire place à une centrale solaire.

Des représentants de la communauté ont déposé une plainte auprès de Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec - CDPQ , le principal investisseur d'Azure Power. La CPDQ a cependant refusé de répondre ou d’intervenir, alors qu'elle a été informée de l'éventail des violations commises par l'État et par Azure Power. Nous rappelons à la CDPQ qu'elle est signataire des principes pour l'investissement responsable de l'ONU (UNPRI); en tant qu'investisseurs, la CDPQ a pour responsabilité de respecter les #droitshumains. Si Azure Power ne prend pas de mesures pour remédier à ces violations des droits humains, la CDPQ devrait revoir sa décision d'investir dans le projet et dans l'entreprise.

Pour en savoir plus sur l'accaparement des terres de la centrale solaire Mikir-Bamuni, consultez le rapport d'enquête du Delhi Solidarity Group (en anglais) ➡ bit.ly/3vzpC9Z

Voyez comment les plus grandes entreprises d'énergie renouvelable performent en matière de droits humains ➡ bit.ly/2ZFRq2p

Vous voulez en savoir plus sur l’UNPRI et les droits humains? ➡ www.unpri.org/download?ac=15116

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The energy sector has a bad track record of respecting human rights – the renewable energy sector is no exception.

Karbi and Adivasi villagers from Mikir Bamuni Grant, in India, have lost their ancestral lands to a solar energy project by Azure Power. With the sometimes violent support of local state authorities, lndigenous farmers have been dispossessed of their land without consultation or compensation, to make way for a solar power plant.

Community representatives have registered a complaint with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec - C , the main investor in Azure Power. However, CPDQ has refused to respond or take any action despite being informed of the range of violations by the State and Azure Power. We would like to remind CDPQ that they are signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI); as investors, they have a responsibility to respect #HumanRights. Unless Azure Power takes steps to remedy such human rights abuses, CDPQ should revisit their decision to invest in the project and in the company.

Find out more about the Mikir-Bamuni solar land grab in the 2021 Fact-Finding Report of Delhi Solidarity Group ➡ bit.ly/3vzpC9Z

Read about the poor performance of the biggest renewable energy companies in relation to human rights ➡ bit.ly/2ZFRq2p

Want to know more about UNPRI and human rights? ➡ bit.ly/3pBITGz

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Today is #HumanRightsDefendersDays

Human rights and environmental defenders, many of whom are members of #Indigenous peoples and local communities, often face violence and criminalization for speaking out against environmental and social injustices brought about by resource extraction and fortress #conservation.

The 2021 special issue of Policy Matters is devoted to the topic of environmental defenders. Launched at the 2021 World Conservation Congress, it seeks to capture the stories and voices of environmental defenders worldwide. CICADA PhD candidate Caroline Seagle and Ameyali Ramos from the ICCA Consortium were part of the editorial team of this very important issue.

📘 Find the open-access, three volume issue here ➡ bit.ly/3ExgmrW

📰 Read Caroline's news story on the special issue in our latest newsletter (issue 6) ➡ cicada.world/news/newsletter/

#HumanRights #IndigenousRights #Indigenousrightsarehumanrights
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Today is #HumanRightsDefendersDays

Human rights and environmental defenders, many of whom are members of #Indigenous peoples and local communities, often face violence and criminalization for speaking out against environmental and social injustices brought about by resource extraction and fortress #conservation.

The 2021 special issue of Policy Matters is devoted to the topic of environmental defenders. Launched at the 2021 World Conservation Congress, it seeks to capture the stories and voices of environmental defenders worldwide. CICADA PhD candidate Caroline Seagle and Ameyali Ramos from the ICCA Consortium were part of the editorial team of this very important issue.

📘 Find the open-access, three volume issue here ➡ https://bit.ly/3ExgmrW

📰 Read Carolines news story on the special issue in our latest newsletter (issue 6) ➡ https://cicada.world/news/newsletter/

#HumanRights #IndigenousRights #Indigenousrightsarehumanrights

Across Africa, Indigenous and traditional communities are reviving their land, water, seed and Earth-centred cultural practices, fostering alternatives to the dominant development model.

The Gaia Foundation recently launched three animations that explore such decolonising stories in Uganda, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

📽 Watch them here ➡ bit.ly/3px74G5
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Across Africa, Indigenous and traditional communities are reviving their land, water, seed and Earth-centred cultural practices, fostering alternatives to the dominant development model.

The Gaia Foundation recently launched three animations that explore such decolonising stories in Uganda, Zimbabwe and Kenya.

📽 Watch them here ➡ https://bit.ly/3px74G5

If you are following the discussions on the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, this panel on human rights considerations may be of interest ⬇

#humanrights #biodiversity #conservation #IndigenousPeoples📢#Event – High-Level Panel on Human Rights and #Biodiversity

➡️How can we better protect and promote #HumanRights in the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework?

📅Dec 8

⏰CET 14:00-15:30 / Ottawa 08:00-9:30

🗣️EN-ES-FR

🖱️Register here bit.ly/biodiversity-human-rights
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If you are following the discussions on the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, this panel on human rights considerations may be of interest ⬇

#humanrights #biodiversity #conservation #IndigenousPeoples
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