PRIVATE SECTOR ROLE
- Companies set and implement policies that respect land tenure and rights for forest-dependent people and communities.
- Companies respect Indigenous Peoples’ right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) allowing them to give or withhold consent to a project that may affect them or their territories.
ROLE OF OTHER ACTORS
- Governments and civil society better recognize the need to accommodate a range of unique needs for different forest-dependent people and communities across their initiatives and activities.
- Governments develop, implement, and enforce strong policies regarding the rights of forest-dependent peoples and communities.
- Promote human rights-based approaches that are gender-responsive, inclusive, and participatory (e.g., FPIC) through targeted communication.
- Engage forest-dependent people and community representatives in regional and global convenings and activities, feature diverse indigenous and community leaders to share insights on how specific sectors can champion the cause.
- Forest-dependent people and communities have unique knowledge and best practices to share on how to produce commodities in a forest-friendly way.
- Communities are not homogenous; some are more vulnerable than others, requiring a range of context-sensitive activities to promote more equitable relationships between stakeholders.
- The broad community of forest, climate, and land use stakeholders tend to discuss and approach engagement with forest-dependent people and communities in a siloed manner.
- Women’s unique roles in the production and consumption of soft commodities are not yet considered adequately, in comparison to those of men.
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