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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2021
    Namibia

    The VGGT Popular Version for Communal Land Administration was developed to support the Parliament of Namibia in delivering training to traditional authorities and regional institutions to enhance their capacity to administer communal land within their jurisdictions. This was carried out in line with the Communal Land Reform Act, Act 5 of 2002 and the resolutions of the 2nd National Land Conference. The Popular Version outlines 14 pertinent land governance issues in Namibia’s communal areas.

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    Outras expressões ed

    Conflitos, repressão e resistências no passado e no presente

    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2020
    Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, Brazil

    Nos últimos anos intensificou-se o debate em torno das relações entre camponeses e a ditadura empresarial militar que se instalou no Brasil em 1964 e descortinaram-se várias questões novas bem como caminhos e fontes de pesquisa sobre o tema.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2021
    Africa, Congo, Gabon, Western Africa, Ghana, Liberia

    Benefit-sharing agreements and community contracts are intended to ensure affected communities are involved in and benefit from the management of forest resources, but communities have often been left feeling short-changed.

    This briefing note provides an overview of the functioning of community benefit sharing and community contracting in the Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana and Liberia, through ClientEarth’s experience. It also draws out key considerations on benefit sharing and community contracting mechanisms.

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    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2021
    Africa, Congo, Gabon, Western Africa, Ghana, Liberia

    Le partage des bénéfices et les contrats communautaires visent à garantir aux communautés affectées le moyen d’être impliquées et de tirer des avantages de la gestion des ressources forestières. En pratique, toutefois, les communautés se sentent souvent lésées sur ces points.

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    Volume 10 Issue 3

    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2021
    China, Russia, United States of America

    With the rapid economic growth and urbanisation process, a large amount of cultivated land has been permanently transformed into urban land. The protection of cultivated land has received widespread attention, and ecological compensation has been an effective means of restraining the decrease in cultivated land. Different from previous approaches to and methods of studying cultivated land’s ecological compensation, this study proposes a new behavioural perspective.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    March, 2018

    In Nigeria, the recurring impoverishment and other negative socioeconomic impacts endured by landholders affected by expropriation are well-documented and call into question the Land Use Act's (LUA) effectiveness in protecting local land rights. The World Bank's Land Governance Assessment Framework found that, in Nigeria, "a large number of acquisitions occurs without prompt and adequate compensation, thus leaving those losing land worse off, with no mechanism for independent appeal even though the land is often not utilized for a public purpose".

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    Volume 10 Issue 2

    Peer-reviewed publication
    February, 2021
    Australia, Belgium, Canada, Micronesia, United States of America

    Forest classifications by disturbance permit designation of multiple types of both old growth forests and shorter-lived forests, which auto-replace under severe disturbance, and also identification of loss of the disturbance type and associated forest. Historically, fire and flooding disturbance regimes, or conversely, infrequent disturbance, produced unique forests such as disturbance-independent forests of American beech (Fagus grandifolia), eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), and sugar maple (Acer saccharum) in the Eastern United States.

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    Volume 10 Issue 1

    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2021
    Global

    Spatiotemporal variation in ground-surface displacement caused by ground freeze–thaw and thermokarst is critical information to understand changes in the permafrost ecosystem. Measurement of ground displacement, especially in the disturbed ground underlain by ice-rich permafrost, is important to estimate the rate of permafrost and carbon loss. We conducted high-precision global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning surveys to measure the surface displacements of tundra in northern Alaska, together with maximum thaw depth (TD) and surface moisture measurements from 2017 to 2019.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2016
    Poland

    Many Polish cities are faced with a dilemma: to enact their local land-use plans and be exposed to the immediate financial consequences of their adoption, or to protect their budgets against these costs and give up control of the development of the cities. There are very broad compensation rights for value decline due to planning regulations and for areas designated in plans for public roads.

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