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Summary | Toward a Global Baseline of Carbon Storage in Collective Lands

An Updated Analysis of Indigenous Peoples' and Local Communities' Contributions to Climate Change Mitigation

Author: Rights and Resources Initiative, Woods Hole Research Center & World Resources Institute

Date: November 2, 2016

The study’s findings offer the most compelling quantitative evidence to date of the unparalleled role that forest peoples have to play in climate change mitigation, reinforcing the critical importance of collective tenure security for the sustainable use and protection of the world’s tropical forests and the carbon they sequester.

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