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  1. Library Resource
    Land Use Planning Cover

    Concept, Tools and Applications

    Manuals & Guidelines
    March, 2012
    Global

    Land is a scarce resource increasingly affected by the competition of mutually exclusive uses. Fertile land in rural areas becomes scarcer due to population growth, pollution, erosion and desertification, effects of climate change, urbanization etc. On the remaining land, local, national and international users with different socioeconomic status and power compete to achieve food security, economic growth, energy supply, nature conservation and other objectives. Land use planning can help to find a balance among these competing and sometimes contradictory uses.

  2. Library Resource
    OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in the Extractive Sector cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    February, 2017
    Global

    This guide provides a practical framework for identifying and managing risks with regard to stakeholder engagement activities to ensure companies play a role in avoiding and addressing adverse impacts as defined in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The guidance also includes an assessment framework for industry to evaluate their stakeholder engagement performance and targeted guidance for specific stakeholder groups such as indigenous peoples, women, workers and artisanal and small scale miners.

  3. Library Resource
    Putting the Voluntary Guidelines into Practice: A Learning Guide for Civil Society Organizations cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    December, 2017
    Global

    This learning guide has been designed specifically to give civil society and grassroots organizations a deeper understanding of the Voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security (VGGT) to enable the members of these organizations and their constituents to use the VGGT meaningfully and effectively to improve the governance of tenure in their respective countries.

  4. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    April, 2012
    South Sudan, Africa

    Includes setting the scene in South Sudan, key concepts and guiding principles, pre-investment planning, community consultation, participatory impact assessments, participatory monitoring, grievance mechanisms, community financial management, sample of community protocol.

  5. Library Resource
    Addressing Land Governance in International Responsible Business Conduct Agreements cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    Reports & Research
    February, 2018
    Global

    The study was commissioned to the KIT Royal Tropical Institute in July 2017 by the Land Dialogue, with financial support from the Dutch Government. The objective is to provide insight and guidance into the relevance of land governance as a possible priority theme t o be considered in the process of the International Responsible Business Conduct (IRBC) Agreements.

  6. Library Resource
    Assessment Toolkit: Assessing gender-sensitive implementation and country-level monitoring of the Tenure Governance and Africa Land Policy Guidelines cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    Training Resources & Tools
    November, 2017
    Africa

    Secure tenure over land, fisheries and forests is central to global efforts to end poverty and hunger in local communities (and in particular among indigenous peoples and women), and to ensure sustainable management of the environment. Tenure security has also been affirmed as a great contributor to ending poverty and hunger in the world under the Sustainable Development Goal.

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    Global Drylands: A UN system-wide response cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    Reports & Research
    October, 2011
    Global

    More than two billion people depend on the world’s arid and semi-arid lands. Preventing land degradation and supporting sustainable development in drylands has major implications for food security, climate change and human settlement. This report, issued at the beginning of the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification, sets out a shared strategy by UN agencies to rise to the challenge of addressing the special needs of these vital zones.

  8. Library Resource
    Drought risk management: Practitioner's perspectives from Africa and Asia cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    January, 2012
    Africa, Asia

    The Africa–Asia Drought Risk Management Peer Assistance Project seeks to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and technical cooperation among drought-prone countries in Africa and Asia and thus to promote best practices in drought risk management (DRM) for development in the two regions. In order to establish a baseline to guide this activity, the United Nations Development Programme Drylands Development Centre (UNDP DDC) undertook a stocktaking exercise between March and June 2011 on drought impacts, causes, trends and solutions in Africa and Asia.

  9. Library Resource
    Building a common vision for sustainable food and agriculture cover image

    Principles & Approaches

    Manuals & Guidelines
    December, 2014
    Global

    Over the coming 35 years, agriculture will face an unprecedented confluence of pressures, including a 30 percent increase in the global population, intensifying competition for increasingly scarce land, water and energy resources, and the existential threat of climate change. To provide for a population projected to reach 9.3 billion in 2050 and support changing dietary patterns, estimates are that food production will need to increase from the current 8.4 billion tonnes to almost 13.5 billion tonnes a year.

  10. Library Resource
    SDG Goal 11: Monitoring Framework
    Manuals & Guidelines
    February, 2016
    Global

    In September 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit adopted a new framework to guide development efforts between 2015 and 2030, entitled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development”.1

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