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16 January 2020
South America
Colombia
  • The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is an isolated group of mountains situated along Colombia’s northern coast, which has the unique distinction of harboring more threatened endemic species than anywhere else in the world.
15 January 2020
Global

Rights recognition crucial to fend off global warming and catastrophic climate change

Indigenous Peoples have had a track record of managing landscapes sustainably for millennia.

14 January 2020
Western Africa
Sierra Leone

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Sierra Leone on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 launched a joint project entitled “Mitigating Localized Resources-based Conflicts and Increasing Community Resilience” to be piloted in Pujehun and Moyamba districts of Sierra Leone.

13 January 2020
China
Global

China’s leadership of global biodiversity talks has seen greater emphasis on tackling environmental crises using natural solutions

Nature-Based Solutions, or NBS, are actions to protect and sustainably manage natural ecosystems, a crucial element in rising to numerous social and environmental challenges, especially the climate crisis.

Ecuador to issue $400 mln bond to finance social housing project
16 January 2020
Ecuador

Ecuador is planning to sell a bond worth $400 million to fund the country's social housing project

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador is planning to sell a bond worth $400 million to fund the country's social housing project, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, as the government attempts to revive its economy with investments in the construction sector.

Deadly land dispute in Vietnam sparks crackdown on 'critical' social media
16 January 2020
Vietnam

Four people were killed and dozens arrested last week in the village of Dong Tam as a long-running land dispute flared after a dawn raid by police

By Rina Chandran

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15 January 2020
Iran

Last week, our colleague Ghanimat Azhdari was one of the 176 people who lost their lives in a plane that crashed just outside of Tehran, Iran.  While our interaction with Ghanimat was brief, our team had the pleasure and honour of working with Ghanimat at the First Arab Land Conference, which took place in Dubai in February of 2018. 

Chuck Conley
13 January 2020
Global

Cadasta Foundation is pleased to welcome Chuck Conley as its new Director of GIS and Technology. In this role, Chuck will serve as Cadasta’s technology solution lead and will work alongside senior leadership to lead, analyze, develop, and implement innovative technical strategies to document the land and resource rights of vulnerable communities. 

10 January 2020
Global

Tijani Muhammad-Bande was addressing the International Organization for Renewable Energy High-Level meeting on the particular threat faced by Small Island Developing States, or SIDS, and their partners in development. 

9 January 2020
Southern Asia
India

Activists concerned Forest Advisory Committee recommendation will lead to privatisation, destruction of forests

The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) has recommended that private players be allowed to raise plantations to be later used for compensatory afforestation (CA). This has raised concerns among green activists.

8 January 2020
South America
Argentina

Some residents fear development projects are going to push those with fewer resources out of the area which sits on prime real estate

BUENOS AIRES - Standing next to his self-built home reached by a steep ladder in a Buenos Aires slum, resident Miguel Romero is sceptical about the future despite ambitious government plans to improve the oldest shanty area in Argentina's capital.

7 January 2020
Eastern Europe
Ukraine

his past November, Ukraine’s parliament took its first steps to reverse an almost two-decade old regulation barring its citizens from selling farmland or changing agricultural land usage. Initially designed as a temporary moratorium on land sales, this regulation has de facto metastasized as one of the most significant obstacles for Ukraine economically, socially or politically.

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