Manufacturing Dissent: How the Green Movement is Distorting FPIC

Free Prior and Informed Consent’ (FPIC) has become a core element of environmental campaigning over the past few years. The FPIC narrative for environmental campaigners is simple: the private sector is engaging in projects that impact local communities; the way to address this supposed problem is to require FPIC for large-scale resource projects. The real problem, however, is that there is no practical definition for FPIC. Despite this, a number of groups are calling for it to be a central part of any agreement at the Rio+20 conference. Read the full report here.

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