Pages tagged "FPIC"
Designing a clean energy industry that is inclusive of First Nations rights, interests and responsibilities
First Nations people can and should benefit from the renewable energy revolution, including from small community-based projects to large scale export-focused initiatives, and also through the development of new supply chains and industries.Read more
Enabling and empowering First Nations to play a key and central role in Australia’s renewable energy transition goes beyond just social licence issues.Read more
It is an exciting time in the energy sector with new technologies, ways to decarbonise, and innovations to make the day-to-day lives of many Australians easier – with abundant reliable, clean energy on the horizon.Read more
Leslie Schultz, a Ngadju elder from Western Australia's Goldfields and a First Nations Clean Energy Network Steering Group member, has just returned from New York.Read more
Free Prior and Informed Consent is a specific right that pertains to Indigenous Peoples and is recognised in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
This excellent FPIC manual was developed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation for people, organisations, companies and institutions wanting to incorporate FPIC into project design and implementation.
Australian law recognises that First Nations people have rights and interests in the land and sea under their traditional laws and customs - that they are Traditional Owners. As highlighted in this factsheet by AIATSIS, any engagement processes needs to be based on the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) that recognise the critical decision making role of Traditional Owners.
Principles of self-determination and free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) with respect to what happens on First Nations land, is key to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Australia is a signatory to the Declaration, a legally non-binding global agreement that delineates and defines the individual and collective rights of Indigenous peoples, including their ownership rights to cultural and ceremonial expression, identity, language, employment, health, education, and other issues. Their ownership also extends to the protection of their intellectual and cultural property.