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21 November 2020

 

Land News and Analysis
Weeks 43 – 46 
South Africa
Southern, Central and Eastern Africa

19th October – 18th November 2020

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South America
Brazil

Com três crianças em um apartamento, o isolamento social de 2020 tornou prioridade o desejo antigo de estar mais perto da terra. Em julho visitamos a zona rural de uma cidadezinha no sul de Minas e nos apaixonamos. Neste novembro, começamos a experimentar cumprir nossa rotina de trabalho remota metade aqui, metade em São Paulo. As reuniões, lives e escrita diante da tela parecem menos cansativas do gramado, ao som das galinhas e da infinidade de pássaros.

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The Covid-19 Crisis and Land Governance

A Webinar Report

Reports & Research
September, 2020
Global

This webinar took stock of the emerging insights on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on land rights and discussed concerns about the expected mid-to-long term impacts on equitable and sustainable land governance.

The discussion built upon previous efforts of the broader land governance community, including the Quick-scan Survey on the COVID-19 crisis by LANDac and the LANDdialogue, insights from the LANDac Professional Learning Programme and the webinar and discussion series ‘Land Rights Implications of COVID-19’ by the Land Portal Foundation and its partners.

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Fonte: Casey Flores
Latin America and the Caribbean
Central America
Nicaragua
O Banco Centro-Americano de Integração Econômica (BCIE) informou em 13 de novembro de 2020 que fornecerá ao governo da Nicarágua 115,7 milhões de dólares do Fundo Verde para o Clima e do Fundo de Colaboração para Carbono Florestal (FCPF), em parte vindo de um financiamento do Banco Mundial (BM) para apoiar os povos indígenas na adaptação à mudança climática e prevenir o desmatamento em Bosawas, no Caribe Norte da Nicarágua.
 
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Conference Papers & Reports
November, 2020
Latin America and the Caribbean

Esta memoria recoge las ponencias de los especialistas y representantes de organizaciones de la sociedad civil que participaron en el XI Foro de la Tierra ALC denominado “Desigualdad en América Latina y el Caribe: impacto y propuestas para la gobernanza de la tierra” , realizado del martes 13 al viernes 16 de octubre de forma virtual debido a la situación de emergencia sanitaria mundial por la COVID-19.

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XI Foro de la Tierra ALC “Desigualdad en América Latina y el Caribe: impacto y propuestas para la gobernanza de la tierra”

Institutional & promotional materials
October, 2020
Latin America and the Caribbean

Declaración emitida por las 50 organizaciones integrantes de la ILC ALC, de 16 países de América Latina y el Caribe, reunidas virtualmente en la XIII Asamblea regional y en el XI Foro de la Tierra de América Latina y el Caribe 2020 que se realizó sobre el tema: “Desigualdad en América Latina y el Caribe: impacto y propuestas para la gobernanza de la tierra”, después de reflexionar sobre la desigualdad y las implicancias para los pueblos indígenas, campesinos y afrodescendientes que viven de la tierra y en sus territorios, y considerando particularmente el impacto en las mujeres y jóvenes, e

News
João Kehl
6 November 2020
Para o ativista, o capital, representado pelas mineradoras, não está interessado em mudar sua conduta para salvar vidaS
 
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COVID-19, Regulatory Rollback and the ‘Green Recovery’: Indigenous Peoples Raise Their Voices

A Webinar Report

Reports & Research
October, 2020
Global

COVID-19 has negatively affected indigenous land rights, particularly for those who already face food insecurity as a result of land confiscation or grabbing and the loss of their territories. Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, the expropriation of indigenous lands and natural resources and the increase in conflicts on their territories were already placing indigenous peoples in a particularly precarious situation. The crisis has led to reports of encroachment upon indigenous land by opportunists, such as illegal loggers and miners.

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COVID-19, Biodiversity and Climate Change: Indigenous Peoples Defining the Path Forward

Webinar Report

Reports & Research
October, 2020
Global

Indigenous Peoples and local communities manage more than half of the world´s land. These biodiverse ancestral lands are vital to the people who steward them and the planet we all share. But governments only recognize indigenous and community legal ownership of 10 percent of the world´s lands. Secure tenure is essential for safeguarding the existing forests against external forces. This is specifically true for forests managed by Indigenous Peoples, where much of the world’s carbon is stored.

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COVID-19 and Public Health: Indigenous Peoples on the Front Line
Reports & Research
October, 2020
Global

Three-quarters of emerging infectious diseases are zoonoses, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans, with Ebola, SARS, MERS and now COVID-19 being examples. Scientists are warning that deforestation, industrial agriculture, illegal wildlife trade, climate change and other types of environmental degradation increase the risk of future pandemics.

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Community Participation and Inclusion during a Pandemic
20 October 2020

How can we reconcile the hazards of social interaction in a COVID-19 world with the importance of community participation to the successful, and sustainable, implementation of on-going land projects?

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Indonesian officials linked to mining and ‘dirty energy’ firms benefiting from deregulation law
26 November 2020
  • Top Indonesian ministers who pushed for the passage of a deregulation bill that benefits the mining and “dirty energy” industry have links to some of those very companies, a new report shows.
  • The report by a coalition of NGOs highlights “massive potential for conflicts of interest” in the drafting and passage of the so-called omnibus bill on job creation.

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