Approximately 1.6 billion people live in and around forest areas and use forest and land resources for their livelihoods: an estimated 36% of intact forests are within Indigenous Peoples lands. Clarifying land and resource rights and community forest management is critical for sustainable management of forests and natural resources, safeguarding livelihoods and supporting economic development. At COP26, a joint-donor Pledge was announced committing $1.7 billion to advance IPLC forest tenure rights from 2021 to 2025.
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Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsSeptember, 2022Global
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2022Central Asia, Eastern Europe
Land degradation neutrality (LDN) has been defined by the Parties to the Convention as: A state whereby the amount and quality of land resources, necessary to support ecosystem functions and services and enhance food security, remains stable or increases within specified temporal and spatial scales and ecosystems. The present report is an overview of the status of land degradation neutrality (LDN) in the region including a national overview for the 17 programme countries.
Library ResourceUN ResolutionsOctober, 2015Global
Integration of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets into the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and the Intergovernmental Working Group report on land degradation neutrality
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2022Senegal
This State of Land Information (SOLI) report is an analysis of the current state of land data in Senegal, assessing the availability of land information and the compliance of this information with open data standards.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2021Mozambique
The trade in coloured gemstones stretches around the world, linking source countries on almost every continent to international trade hubs, mainly in Asia, and on to retail markets. Mozambique is one such source, sitting atop significant gemstone deposits, including precious and semi-precious stones.
Library ResourceMultimediaSeptember, 2022Africa
They has been a growing emphasis on the importance of lease held tenure and the benefits it offer’s to a country’s economic growth and development. The Food and Agriculture Organization define land tenure as the relationship, whether legally or customarily defined, among people, as individuals or groups, with respect to land. Researchers and social scientists continue to advocate for lease held tenure while customary tenure has been associated with insecurity due to the lack of formal administration.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJuly, 2021Global
"Participatory law-making” is the process by which citizens actively contribute to policy advocacy and law-drafting. Citizen participation in law-making can improve the quality and legitimacy of policies and laws by ensuring that they reflect and protect the authentic interests of the national citizenry. In the field of land rights, participatory law-making can help ensure the recognition and protection of legitimate tenure rights.
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesFebruary, 2019Global
This document is intended to promote a disciplined approach to integrated closure planning and increase the uniformity of good practice across the sector. The concepts apply equally to both large and small mining companies.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2021Global
This report seeks to investigate and propose mechanisms that can be used to improve the flow of benefits to mining-affected communities. The report sets out what requirements should be met for a community trust (or similar legal vehicle) to offer protection of trust assets. It sets out recommendations on the manner in which the legal document should be crafted to protect communities, and proposes that the time is ripe for regulation and clarity. Although it is focused on South Africa, it will be relevant for countries facing similar challenges in the mining and other commercial sectors.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2020Global
Global efforts to combat climate change will require a transition to renewable energy and government action to reduce reliance on fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas. If followed through, such action will create stranded assets – in other words, economic assets affected by premature write-downs or downward revaluations, or converted to liabilities.
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