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Climate Crisis
9 December 2019
Global

Solving the climate crisis is possible, but vested economic interests and a lack of political will are in the way.

     

We can’t tackle the climate crisis without tackling corruption.

2 December 2019
Global
  • Both the climate crisis and inequality require a democratic overhaul. And governments globally should start by turning over legal control of land and natural resources to local communities and indigenous land users. Their rights are key to survival for all of us.
30 November 2019
China

Based on Chinese law, individuals cannot claim land ownership. In rural regions, most land is owned collectively, while in urban areas, by the state. 

China's 560 million rural residents, taking up around 40 percent of the country's total population, contract land for a fixed period of time – usually 30 years – from rural communities, and maintain rights to use and manage the land. 

29 November 2019
Ethiopia

ADDIS ABEBA – The African Union (AU) Declaration on Land Issues and Challenges, the AU Declaration of committing 2010 – 2020 as the African Women’s Decade and the AU 30 per cent target for documented land rights in women’s names by 2025, are important messages from leaders on the continent that empowering women through tenure security is a necessary condition for equity and the socioeco

28 November 2019
Africa

Experts attending this year’s conference on Land Policy in African have called for fair and efficient land management to support moves to transform the continent.

25 November 2019
Global

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27 November 2019
Africa

African countries must act faster to purge corruption in the land sector by harnessing technology and innovation, African Development Bank Senior Vice President Charles Boamah urged on Monday.

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26 November 2019
Global

In the last ten years, the Land Portal has grown from being ‘simply’ a gateway to better access land data and information that is fragmented across the web, to a trusted knowledge broker that makes a difference by emphasizing data use and impact. In this time, we have accompanied our users to interact with land data in the ways that suit them best.

25 November 2019
India

The maximum limit for allotment of land for special cultivation to registered co-operative society will be 150 bigha

Small indigenous growers in Assam will get upto 30 bigha of government highland and ceiling surplus land for special cultivation like tea, coffee and rubber under the state Land Policy, 2019.

22 November 2019
Africa

Next week the Conference on Land Policy in Africa - Winning the Fight against Corruption in the Land Sector: Sustainable Pathway for Africa’s Transformation, will take place in Abidjan.

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