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    Toward a Global Baseline of Carbon Storage in Collective Lands

    An updated analysis quantifies carbon stored aboveground in tropical forests that are legally owned or traditionally held by Indigenous Peoples and local communities.

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    An interactive database for comparing changes in forest tenure from 2002 to 2013 in some of the world’s most highly-forested countries.

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    The Tenure Facility

    A unique new institution that provides grants to advance land and forest tenure security and the rights and livelihoods of Indigenous Peoples and local communities.

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    A network of diverse actors that creates, adopts, and disseminates tools and mechanisms to accelerate private sector learning on responsible land rights practices.

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    LandMark Map

    The first online, interactive global platform providing maps and other information on collective lands to address the lack of public and reliable tenure data.

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Latest News

 | 18 .09. 2018
Locally controlled forest enterprises are the whole enchilada

Mexico’s forests laws mean that 80% of its forests are owned by communities; the country has more than 3,000 community forests in total. Under the watchful eye of Monte Alban, from where the ancient Zapotecs once ruled, experts from 17 countries agreed to form a coalition that builds support for locally-controlled forest enterprises and increases collaboration between support agencies.

 | 10 .09. 2018
New analysis: Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities protect 5 times more carbon than previously thought

Two new studies released on the eve of the Global Climate Action Summit illustrate the powerful links between securing indigenous and community land rights and protecting the forests that are vital to mitigating climate change. As climate researchers, advocates, and leaders gather in California this week to discuss priorities and goals at the Global Climate Action Summit, they must recognize the urgent need to secure the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities as a key climate solution.

 | 10 .09. 2018
Estimate of carbon in indigenous lands rises five-fold

While communities have succeeded in securing governmental recognition of their forest rights for 15 per cent of forests globally, the pace of recognition since 2008 has decreased, according to the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), the organisation behind a second report.

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