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commons

The term commons is most frequently used to refer to those natural resources that are held in common by a community.

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Reports & Research
December 2019
Norway

The paper discusses the link between commons as they might have been used in
prehistoric Norway and the rules concerning the exploitation of the commons as
found in the oldest known legislation for regions of Norway, Gulating Law and
Frostating Law. One clear social dilemma has been identified: the setting of a

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2019
Kenya

Kenya Land Alliance (KLA) in partnership with Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners (ILEPA) and through the support of the Global Green Grants is implementing a project on Climate change, Livelihoods, and energy targeted at Women and Youth in Narok County.

The role of indigenous communities in reducing climate change through sustainable land use practices
Reports & Research
September 2019
Africa
Kenya
Latin America and the Caribbean
United States of America
Asia
Global

The climate crisis demands urgent action, yet we live in a politically polarized and paralyzed world. As governments and other actors struggle over climate change, our environment is irreversibly changing.

Peer-reviewed publication
July 2019
Botswana
Zambia
Mali
Tanzania
Cameroon
Africa

Recent debates in social anthropology on land acquisitions highlight the need to go further back in history in order to analyse their impacts on local livelihoods.

Challenges and Opportunities of Community Land Dispensation in Kenya
Reports & Research
May 2019
Kenya

The Community Land Act of 2016 provides a legal basis for protection, recognition and registration of community lands andhas provisions for management and administration of the land by the communities themselves. However, implementation of the act has been slower than anticipated. This is despite the current  heightened investment interests in community lands for mega development projects.

Reports & Research
April 2019
Brazil

É importante destacar incialmente que não é possível compreender o processo de resistência em Casa Nova sem compreender a rede de resistência que se formou na Zona da Mata Mineira contra um conjunto de empreendimentos que ameaçava as comunidades ribeirinhas na época.

Peer-reviewed publication
December 2018
South-Eastern Asia

Cambodia has become a principal target of transnational (and domestic) land grabs over the past decade, mostly in the form of economic land concessions (ELCs). The northeastern part of the country—where the majority of Cambodia’s indigenous people reside—is a particular hotspot.

Customary Land Recognition in Zambia
Reports & Research
December 2018
Zambia

From January 15 to February 6, 2018, the USAID’s Tenure and Global Climate Change Program and Land Portal Foundation co-facilitated a dialogue on experiences of documenting household and community-level customary rights in Zambia.

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