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  1. Library Resource
    The State of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Sri Lanka

    A Joint Civil Society Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights

    Reports & Research
    April, 2017
    Sri Lanka

    Coming two years after a political transition from post-war authoritarianism, this Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights is framed in the backdrop of two concurrent processes of ‘transformation’ currently underway in Sri Lanka. The first is the process of constitutional reform initiated by the Government that was elected on the platform of restoring democratic, inclusive and accountable governance.

  2. Library Resource
    Land Ownership and the Journey to Self-Determination

    Sri Lanka Country Paper

    Reports & Research
    December, 2016
    Sri Lanka

    This paper is an abridged version of an earlier scoping study entitled Sri Lanka Country Report: Land Watch Asia Study prepared in 2010 by the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement through the support of the International Land Coalition (ILC). It is also written as a contribution to the Land Watch Asia (LWA) campaign to ensure that access to land, agrarian reform and sustainable development for the rural poor are addressed in development.

  3. Library Resource
    WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE 2020 VOLUNTARY NATIONAL REVIEWS (VNRs) AND THE SDG INDICATORS’ GLOBAL DATABASE?

    What can we learn from the 2020 Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) and the SDG Indicators’ Global Database?

    Reports & Research
    September, 2020
    Global

    In 2015 we celebrated world leaders’ recognition of the foundational and strategic role that secure land rights for all –women and men, regardless of ethnicity, religion, place of residence, or civil, economic, social, or political status—must play to achieve a world free of poverty, hunger and systemic gender discrimination.

  4. Library Resource
    State Lands and Land Laws: A Hand Book
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2015
    Sri Lanka

    The state owns over 80% of the land in Sri Lanka. The remainder is owned by private parties. Under the State Lands Encroachments Ordinance, all waste lands, forest lands, unoccupied and uncultivated lands are presumed to belong to the state until the contrary is proved (section 7) and all cinnamon land which have been uninterruptedly possessed by the state for over 30 years are held and deemed to belong to the state (section 6).

  5. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    Spain, United States of America

    Combining socio-cultural valuations of ecosystem services with ecological and monetary assessments is critical to informing decision making with an integrative and multi-pronged approach. This study examined differences in the perceptions of ecosystem service supply and diversity across eight major ecosystem types in Spain and scrutinized the social and ecological factors shaping these perceptions. First, we implemented 1932 face-to-face questionnaires among local inhabitants to assess perceptions of ecosystem service supply.

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    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    Japan

    A worldwide introduction of renewable energy has been required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Concomitantly, this has caused conflict between renewable energy development and local communities over landscape changes. This study aims to clarify the factors of conflict and find a way of conflict management. A case study on Japan is used, where a solar rush occurred due to the feed-in tariff (FIT) system. We analyze the public reasons to worry about renewable energy and the spatial characteristics of its locations.

  7. Library Resource

    Volume 9 Issue 9

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    Indonesia, United States of America

    The accelerated development of new urban areas has an impact on changes in the spatial use and complexity of ecosystems.

  8. Library Resource
    Brunei Property Investment Guide
    Reports & Research
    December, 2016
    Brunei Darussalam

    A guide to tenure and foreign ownership to support property investment

  9. Library Resource
    Exploring Semantic Technologies to Increase Discoverability of New Technologies & Data
    Peer-reviewed publication
    May, 2020
    Global

    Language and technology barriers are a very serious constraint to effectively exchange and learn from land data, information and technologies across the globe. We would like to explore whether we can gain inspiration from how semantic web technologies have overcome knowledge-sharing challenges in other sectors, such as the agriculture sector. With emerging technologies, new tools and ever-growing amounts of land data, we face a very real risk of losing the overview. Without this overview, data is much less likely to be used and thus be useful.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2014
    Ethiopia

    Recently dubbed “Africa’s Lion” (in allusion to the discourse around “Asian Tigers”), Ethiopia is celebrated for its steady economic growth, including a growing number of millionaires compared to other African nations. However, as documented in previous research by the Oakland Institute, the Ethiopian government’s “development strategy,” is founded on its policy of leasing millions of hectares (ha) of land to foreign investors.

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