Significance of Community-Held Territories in 24 Countries to Global Climate
Significance of Community-Held Territories in 24 Countries to Global Climate

This research provides a timely reminder of the global significance of community-held lands and territories; their importance for the protection, restoration, and sustainable use of tropical forestlands across the world; and the critical gaps in the international development architecture that have so far undermined progress towards the legal recognition of such lands and territories.

A Global Baseline of Carbon Storage in Collective Lands
A Global Baseline of Carbon Storage in Collective Lands

If properly leveraged, natural climate solutions can contribute over 37% of cost-effective CO2 mitigation by 2030. Evidence shows Indigenous Peoples and local communities are key to achieving such outcomes. This report presents the most comprehensive assessment to date of carbon storage in documented community lands worldwide.

Tenure and Investment in Africa
Tenure and Investment in Africa

A synthesis of an investigation of tenure risk in East, West, and Southern Africa, that shows that a majority of tenure disputes are caused by the displacement of local peoples, indicating that companies and investors are not doing enough to understand competing claims to the land they acquire or lease.

Tenure and Investment in West Africa
Tenure and Investment in West Africa

Disputes over land and resource rights create operational and reputational risks through delays, rising costs, and curtailed access to finance and markets.

Tenure and Investment in Africa
Tenure and Investment in Africa

An empirical picture of the causes and effects of tenure-related disputes between private sector actors and local peoples across different sub-regions and countries in Africa, this analysis details statistical evidence of key trends in tenure-related disputes, including their causes as well as the prevalence of violence, work stoppages, and regulatory interventions.

Who Owns the Land in Africa?
Who Owns the Land in Africa?

This brief summarizes findings on community ownership and control of lands in 19 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Les Droits aux Ressources en Crise
Les Droits aux Ressources en Crise

L’objectif de cette série de cinq essais est d’informer et d’aider à structurer le plaidoyer et les actions contestant la faiblesse juridique des droits fonciers…

Rights to Resources in Crisis
Rights to Resources in Crisis

This five brief series, written by panelist Liz Alden Wily, analyzes the roots of African land tenure systems, recent policy trends and puts the phenomenon…

Press Release on Tropical Forest Tenure Assessment Report
Press Release on Tropical Forest Tenure Assessment Report

The Rights and Resources Initiative released the Tropical Forest Tenure Assessment in May 2009 along with the International Tropical Timber Organization. The report found that…

Who Owns the Forests of Africa?
Who Owns the Forests of Africa?

In recent decades there has been a shift away from government control of forest land towards increasing access and ownership for indigenous groups, communities, individuals,…

¿Podemos ser autónomos?
¿Podemos ser autónomos?

¿Podemos ser autónomos? Pueblos indígenasvs. Estado en Latinoamérica reúne dos documentos: el primero, “Dilemas y desafíos de la autonomía territorial indígena en Latinoamérica” de Pablo…