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30 September 2019
India

Forest Department is trying to register the land under their name without paying compensation, alleged owners

Supposed land owners in four upazilas of Panchagarh have been claiming the land that the Forest Department acquired in 1967.

28 September 2019
Global

The NGO Human Rights at Sea has proposed amendments to the draft agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea currently under development. 

27 September 2019
Indonesia
  • Indonesia’s parliament is rushing to pass a controversial mining bill by Sept. 30, when the current legislators’ term ends.
  • President Joko Widodo had previously asked for deliberations of this bill and other contentious pieces of legislation to be suspended, following massive student-led protests that have turned deadly.
27 September 2019
Malaysia

A film about one of the world's last hunter-gatherer tribes living in Malaysia's rainforest premiers on Thursday, with its indigenous actors urging authorities to formally grant them land rights after a decades-long battle.

26 September 2019
Indonesia

The Indonesian government is failing to protect the rights of Indigenous peoples who have lost their traditional forests and livelihoods to oil palm plantations in West Kalimantan and Jambi provinces, Human Rights Watch said in a report. Loss of forest occurs on a massive scale and not only harms local indigenous peoples but is also associated with global climate change.

26 September 2019
Global

The climate crisis threatens to dramatically alter people's relationships with the land on which they rely. Meanwhile, many climate solutions are themselves land-intensive: solar and wind energy, carbon dioxide sequestration, and finding places for people displaced by climate change to live and grow food.

She’d lived on this historically black D.C. block for 40 years. Now the city she knew was vanishing, and so was her place in it.
26 September 2019
United States of America

She’d lived on this historically black D.C. block for 40 years. Now the city she knew was vanishing, and so was her place in it.

21 September 2019
Global

BANGKOK - New technologies used to map areas in developing nations for granting titles and aiding development could be misused to further marginalise vulnerable people, analysts and land experts warned on Friday.

20 September 2019
Global

The kids are not all right. For more than a year, young activists have been staging climate strikes around the globe. They are about to get much bigger. Sparked by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg in Sweden last year, the school walk-out movement has spread to what organizers hope will be millions of children and adults around the world protesting for action to end the climate crisis.

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