Long-term, sustainable and responsible ways to access and share data are fundamental to all efforts to support sustainable development and particularly salient to improving land governance and securing land rights for landless and vulnerable people. The COVID-19 pandemic has unequivocally demonstrated that the need for land rights has never been greater, as governments have shut down land administration systems and rolled back regulations protecting vulnerable communities.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2021Global
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesMay, 2021Global
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsApril, 2021Global
The need to step up monitoring of land governance issues drove the establishment of the Global Land Indicators Initiative (GLII) in 2012 by Millennium Challenge Corporation, the World Bank, and UN-Habitat. The platform is hosted and facilitated by Land and Global Land Tool Network Unit in UN-Habitat.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsApril, 2021GlobalThe meeting of the UN HLPF in 2021 will be held from Tuesday, 6 July, to Thursday, 15 July 2021, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. The theme will be "Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development".
Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesReports & ResearchApril, 2021Global
CESCR calls for written contributions to the draft general comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is developing a general comment on Land and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). The purpose of this general comment is to clarify the specific obligations of States parties relating to land and the governance of tenure of land under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2021Africa, Global
The Global Land Indicators Initiative (GLII) platform was established in 2012 through the joint effort of United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the World Bank and Millennium Challenge Corporation with the aim of making global-scale monitoring of land governance a reality by 2021.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMarch, 2021United States of America, Global
This study assesses the global mountain population, population change over the 1975–2015 time-range, and urbanisation for 2015. The work uses the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) definition of mountain areas combined with that of mountain range outlines generated by the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA). We estimated population change from the Global Human Settlement Layer Population spatial grids, a set of population density layers used to measure human presence and urbanisation on planet Earth.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 1995Global
There is a great deal of concern today to ensure that economic development, including agricultural development, is sustainable. It is being increasingly emphasized that this sustainability requires care to be taken of the natural environment. This is because the natural environment is both the source of important resources that support economic activity and an avenue or sink for disposal of wastes from economic activity. Soil and water are for example, important natural resources used in agricultural production.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2013Global
Agricultural Knowledge and Information Systems Rural Development Knowledge and Information Systems Environment - Climate Change Mitigation and Green House Gases Crops and Crop Management Systems Energy - Energy and Environment Rural Development Agriculture
Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2016Global
Abstract. This paper examines the optimal management of agricultural land through the use of non-crop inputs, such as fertiliser, and land uses that either degrade or restore productivity. We demonstrate the need to consider the relative total asset value of alternative crops over time. It is shown that higher prices for crops that degrade the resource base should motivate the use of short rotations with a remedial phase. An inability of land markets to reflect differences in resource quality and low capital malleability promote greater degradation.
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