Forest Peoples’ Programme and others send letter to Zoellick on palm oil

Linked with Bank Information Center BiC. – Published on Bank Information Center BIC, Sept. 13, 2010.

Based on recent consultations and a draft framework document for World Bank engagement in the palm oil sector, eight CSOs wrote the letter to argue that the the Bank is not substantively engaging the criticisms of its previous involvement in the sector and urging specific action.

read the letter, Sept. 10,2010 … and the comments from Indigenous Peoples etc …

Links on Palm Oil and indigenous people

Protest urges end to Agrofuel Subsidies, Sept. 15, 2010;

Commercial Palm Oil Production in Southeast Asia Violating Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: New Survey;

Rapid growth of palm oil industry tramples indigenous peoples’ rights, says report, on Mongabay.com /August 30, 2010; … and already in 2007: UN says palm oil destroys forests, indigenous cultures in Indonesia, Malaysia, on Mongaby.com /November 27, 2007;

The Fight Over Palm Oil Funding, on asia sentinel, Sept. 2, 2010; on South-East Asia; … and many more articles on Google News-search.

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