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New project on Free, Prior and Informed Consent

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IPIECA has launched a new project on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). The project will be placing specific emphasis on the ambiguity of the concept of ‘consent’ and the potential risk this poses to companies.

Over the next year, IPIECA aims to gain clarity on the definitions of FPIC by engaging industry groups and international organisations as well as establish good practice approaches for working with FPIC in the oil and gas industry. The outcomes will include guidance and case studies that highlight good practice. These resources will be available to IPIECA members to assist in forming internal policies and procedures in reference to FPIC. External stakeholder interviews have already begun and the first peer learning session will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in October