More than half of land rights conflicts in the developing world are not resolved, pitting companies, governments and businesses against indigenous communities, according to research published at the conference.
Here are the views of 10 experts interviewed by the Thomson Reuters Foundation during the two-day conference on the role of local communities, technology and business in ensuring secure land rights.
More than half of land rights conflicts in the developing world have not been resolved, pitting companies, governments and businesses against indigenous communities, researchers said on Tuesday.
The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility – the first and only global institution dedicated to securing the land rights of indigenous communities worldwide – was formally launched in Stockholm on Tuesday (Oct 3).
Businesses in Southeast Asia are increasingly counting the cost of land grabs, more than half of which result in delayed projects and nearly three-quarters of which lead to lawsuits, according to a wide-ranging research report.
The Sustainable Development Goals aspire to “leave no one behind.” If the international community is to succeed in this aim, it must address the grinding poverty, hunger, and despair that still plague many of the world’s forests and rural areas.
In December 2015, world leaders signed onto the Paris Climate Agreement and committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the dangerous consequences of global warming. But with the United States’ recent decision to pull out of the landmark agreement, concerns for the fate of the planet, and quality of life on it, have only intensified.
In low- and middle-income countries, the vast majority of land remains contested, leaving around 2.5 billion people living in rural and forest areas highly vulnerable to poverty, violence…
Governments too often sidestep indigenous people when approving new infrastructure projects on their land, ignoring the potential for sustainable economic growth and environmentally-friendly development, a U.N. expert said on Tuesday.
Interview with UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
Millions of tribal people in India are being denied their rights to forest land and resources and forced from their ancestral settlements due to a recently enacted law promoting an increase in tree cover, an indigenous rights group said on Wednesday.
Inadequate rights for indigenous and rural women are jeopardizing forests and common lands across the globe as demand for land and resources grows.
Women living in forest communities play a crucial role in climate change mitigation and economic development in low- and middle-income countries.
Defending nature is a dangerous occupation, especially in Latin America.
Environ 63 % des conflits liés aux investissements privés à base foncière et des ressources naturelles en Afrique sont causés par le déplacement forcé des populations, révélent de nouvelles recherches publiées, jeudi à Dakar, par la structure TMP Systems et l’Initiative des droits et ressources (RRI).
New research released on Thursday by the Rights and Resources Institute shows that despite improvements in respect for communities’ rights by global companies, land rights remain largely ignored.
Forced evictions of local communities from their lands by foreign companies fuel around two-thirds of land ownership disputes across Africa.
The Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his efforts in ending a more than 50-year-long civil war, serves as a…
By Rina Chandran MUMBAI – Indian officials have been slow to implement a landmark law giving rights to forests to indigenous people because they view…
Data on customary lands of local communities is crucial to advocacy, securing legal recognition of land and resource rights, and measuring global progress.
Honolulu (AFP) – Some of the world’s leading conservation groups are violating the rights of indigenous people by backing projects that oust them from their…
HONOLULU — Conservation organizations dedicated to protecting the world’s biodiversity hot spots often fail to take into account why the forests are still standing. Often,…
Depending on the season, the journey to Rivercess County requires either bumping along dirt paths or navigating endless stretches of mud. In the heart of…
Civil society groups want 2014 bill passed before August recess, claiming land grabs have ‘turned citizens into refugees in their own country’ Liberia could be…