Case-Study Details

 
Main Information
Title Akwé: Kon voluntary guidelines for the conduct of cultural, environmental and social impact assessments regarding developments proposed to take place on, or which are likely to impact on, sacred sites and on lands and waters traditionally occupied or used by indigenous and local communities
Type of Information Convention Document
Description The present Guidelines are voluntary and intended to serve as guidance for Parties and Governments, subject to their national legislation, in the development and implementation of their impact assessment regimes. The guidelines should be taken into consideration whenever developments are proposed to take place on, or which are likely to impact on, sacred sites and on lands and waters traditionally occupied or used by indigenous and local communities. …
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Additional Information
Reference / Citation The Convention on biological Diversity, "Akwé: KON voluntary guidelines for the conduct of cultural, environmental and social impact assessments regarding developments proposed to take place on, or which are likely to impact on, sacred sites and on lands and waters traditionally occupied or used by indigenous and local communities" The 7th conference of parties of the Convention on biological Diversity, the decision VII/16 annex F, 9 - 20 February 2004,
Programme Areas Impact Assessment
Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices - Article 8(j)
Ecosystem Approach
Keywords Convention on Biological Diversity
Environmental impact assessment
Screening
Scoping
Monitoring
Public participation
Indigenous and local communities
EIA legislation
Genetic level
Species level
Ecosystem level
Baseline studies
Benefit sharing
Ecosystem approach
Traditional cultural practices
Traditional knowledge
Sustainable use
Sacred site
Cultural impact assessment
Cultural heritage impact assessment
Strategic Environmental Assessment
Social impact assessments
Customary law
Notification and public consultation
 
 
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme