Global demand for timber, agricultural commodities, and extractives is a significant driver of deforestation worldwide. Transparent land-concessions data for these large-scale commercial activities are essential to understand drivers of forest loss, monitor environmental impacts of ongoing activities, and ensure efficient and sustainable allocation of land.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2017Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Indonesia, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Russia
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2016Mozambique
The Centro Terra Viva (CTV), in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI), promoted the implementation of the project on ‘documentation of unplanned human responses to climate change’. This project was part of a more general WRI approach, involving other countries, to research how communities in Africa are responding to climate change and the effect of these responses on the environment and biodiversity.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2012Uganda
This research forms part of a larger study on large-scale land acquisition in Uganda. There are three main components of this study: (1) a “risk map” that identifies areas “at risk” for land acquisition due to their high suitability for biofuel crop production; (2) a due diligence report on the existing land uses and users of land identified as “at risk” in the first activity; and (3) an assessment of the land acquisition process, including applicable social and environmental safeguards.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2007Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa
This report provides a new approach to integrating spatial data on poverty and ecosystems in Kenya. It is endorsed by five permanent secretaries in Kenya and with a foreword by Wangari Maathai (recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize). It provides a new approach to examining the links between ecosystem services (the benefits derived from nature) and the poor. Through a series of maps and analyses, the authors focus on the environmental resources most Kenyans rely on such as soil, water, forest, rangeland, livestock, and wildlife.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2018Mozambique, Tanzania
Tanzania and Mozambique — countries of vast mountain ranges and open stretches of plateaus — now face a growing land problem. As soil degradation, climate change and population growth place enormous strains on the natural resources that sustain millions of people, multinational companies are also gunning for large swaths of land across both countries. Caught between these pressures, many poor, rural communities get displaced or decide to sell their collectively held land.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2018Tanzania, Mozambique, Africa
Women disproportionately bear the negative impacts of large-scale land investments (in agribusiness, extractives, logging) in the global South.
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