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.

UNDER THE COVER OF COVID: New Laws in Asia Favor Business at the Cost of Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Land and Territorial Rights
UNDER THE COVER OF COVID: New Laws in Asia Favor Business at the Cost of Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Land and Territorial Rights

This brief discusses legislative developments during COVID-19 in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines that undermine sustainable human-environment interactions and broader enjoyment of Indigenous and community rights over their customary territories.

Companies may face operational, legal, and financial risks when operating or investing in locations where land rights are disputed or where tenure rights are not understood and respected. Perhaps more importantly, community access and rights to livelihoods and economic security may be negatively impacted by such investments. This paper illustrates how selected companies are implementing commitments to international best practices on land rights. Given that the companies referenced in this paper are in the process of developing and improving ways to address land tenure rights, the cases ought to be viewed as examples of emerging company experiences, which can contribute to establishing best practices.

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.

From Risk and Conflict to Peace and Prosperity
From Risk and Conflict to Peace and Prosperity

Amid the realities of major political turbulence, there was growing recognition in 2016 that community land rights are key to ensuring peace and prosperity, economic development, sound investment, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Who Owns the Land in Asia?
Who Owns the Land in Asia?

This brief summarizes findings on community ownership and control of lands in 15 countries in Asia. These countries were included in RRI’s global baseline of…

Gender Justice
Gender Justice

This paper includes a narration of socio-cultural dynamics of forest tenure and forest governance through case studies. It then discusses lessons on gender injustices in…

Re-Framing REDD+
Re-Framing REDD+

Report from the Amazon Environmental Research Institute over REDD+ policies featuring research results and recommendations.

Analysing REDD+
Analysing REDD+

The book provides an analysis of actual REDD+ design and early implementation, based on a large research project – the Global Comparative Study on REDD+…

Turning Point
Turning Point

This report takes stock of the current status of forest rights and tenure globally, assesses the key issues and events of 2011 that shape possibilities…

Unlocking the Potential of Forests through Tenure Reform
Unlocking the Potential of Forests through Tenure Reform

Under the distinguished patronage of the Government of Indonesia, the International Conference on Forest Tenure, Governance and Enterprise: Experiences and Opportunities for Asia in a…

Dampak RRI Cerita
Dampak RRI Cerita

Dalam perayaan ulang tahun ke-5 dari Rights and Resources Initiative, beberapa briefing telah disiapkan berbagi dampak yang Koalisi RRI telah mencapai seluruh dunia.