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3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum 2021
26 May 2021 to 27 May 2021

Location

Online
Laos
LA
South-Eastern Asia
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Thailand
Vietnam

Organizers: 
Mekong Region Land Governance
Land Portal Foundation
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Land Equity International
Groupe de Recherches et d'Echanges Technologiques
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
22 April 2021

Location

Online
United States
US
Latin America and the Caribbean

April 22nd, 2021 | 9:00AM-10:30AM EST - 3:00-4:30 CEST

Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation
The Tenure Facility
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Ford Foundation
New UN report shows evidence that Indigenous and Tribal Peoples are the best guardians of the forests of Latin America and the Caribbean
25 March 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean

Improving tenure of forests by Indigenous and Tribal Peoples can lower deforestation rates and biodiversity loss, avoiding C02 emissions, but more investment is urgently needed to address rising threats.

 

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Namibia is a large country on the West Coast of Southern Africa bordering South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Angola. It is 824,290 km² in extent with a small population of some 2.5 million people. Namibia’s climate is characterised by very hot and dry conditions with sparse and erratic rainfall. The Namib desert tracks much of Namibia’s coastline. 

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Lesotho is a small mountainous country with a population of 2.1 million Basotho people. Its borders are enclosed within the borders of South Africa. Just 11% of Lesotho’s land is classified as arable with less than 1% of land classified as high potential land for crop production.  The majority of people live in the lowlands area (below 2000m altitude). 

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Issues

Restoration is an urgent correction to the past and current global land degradation trends, to return forest cover, improve food security, and tackle climate change – among other goals. It has been estimated over 2 billion hectares of degraded land provide opportunities for forest and landscape restoration [1]. In September 2011, world leaders launched global Bonn Challenge – a voluntary global initiative that aimed to restore 150 million hectares of degraded land by 2020 [2].

The global Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) movement is gaining momentum. Thus, it is important to clarify what FLR is, the concepts, opportunities, challenges and its future implications.

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Source: http://www.bonnchallenge.org/.

 

Post-conflict situations remain strained for years and can easily relapse into violence during the first two decades. During this social, political, and economic transition phase, post-conflict countries are especially fragile and vulnerable. Increasingly acknowledged as a key driver or root cause for conflict, land is as much a critical relapse factor as it is a bottleneck to recovery [1]. In the aftermath of war, access to and control of land and natural resources often remains a sensitive issue for years which may precipitate tensions and challenge stability. At the same time, resolving land-related issues is significant to achieve sustainable and durable peace. Yet, it is just one item on a long list of issues that need to be addressed in post-conflict periods next to reconciliation and transitional justice processes, establishing security and a functioning state, economic recovery, and the rebuilding of social cohesion [2].

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