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.

Inclusion of human, ethnic and gender rights in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of Colombia and Peru (in Spanish)
Inclusion of human, ethnic and gender rights in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of Colombia and Peru (in Spanish)

In December 2015, the Paris Agreement was adopted at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Five years after the submission the NDC proposals and their initial implementation, signatory countries had to update and share the progress of their NDCs in 2020. This study carried out by Asociación Ambiente y Sociedad, ONAMIAP (National Organization of Andean and Amazonian Indigenous Women of Peru) and RRI analyzes the degree that human rights, women’s rights, and the rights of Indigenous Peoples and Afro-descendants are included in the NDCs of Colombia and Peru, as well as in the processes related to updating them.

Whose Water?
Whose Water?

This report presents an innovative, international comparative assessment on the extent to which various national-level legal frameworks recognize the freshwater tenure rights of Indigenous Peoples, Afro-descendants, and local communities, as well as the specific rights of women to use and govern community waters.

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.

Re-Framing REDD+
Re-Framing REDD+

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

¿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…

Can you Imagine?
Can you Imagine?

These are the opening remarks to participants at Conference on Forest Tenure and Regulatory Reforms: Experiences, Lessons and Future Steps in Asia. The remarks were…