Implementing free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC): A Forest Stewardship Council Discussion Paper

Publisher(s)
Forest Stewardship Council
Topics
  Consultation & FPIC
Audience
  Operators
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Implementing free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC): A Forest Stewardship Council Discussion Paper

  Mar 01th, 2018

This guide provides information on how to engage in consultation following the FPIC principles with Indigenous Peoples and local communities before undertaking forestry management activities on the lands they legally or customarily own and/or use. It

• encourages and supports discussion among stakeholders, Indigenous Peoples, and FSC on the recognition of the right to FPIC, and

• provides a framework for the development of generally acceptable guidelines for companies seeking FPIC.