Peru: Kichwa organisations allege that TotalEnergies has been contributing to the violation of the rights of Indigenous peoples
The Indigenous organisations the Ethnic Council of the Kichwa Peoples of the Amazon (CEPKA), the Federation of Indigenous Kichwa Peoples of the Lower Huallaga San Martin (FEPIKBHSAM), the Federation of Indigenous Kichwa Peoples of Chazuta, Amazonia (FEPIKECHA), bases of the Coordinator for the Development and Defense of Indigenous Peoples of the San Martin Region (CODEPISAM) published allegations stating that the company TotalEnergies "is not accountable to the Kichwa people for how the purchase of more than $84 million in carbon credits has contributed to the dispossession experienced by these indigenous people through the imposition of exclusionary conservation of the Cordillera Azul National Park (PNCAZ) in the San Martin region", violating their right to land and prior consultation. They also affirm that Total has not responded to a letter sent in October 2022, in which these organisations informed Total of alleged human and territorial rights violations in the Cordillera Azul National Park. The letter was also made public.
The BHRRC invited TotalEnergies to comment on the allegations, and its response is available.
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