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1 April 2019
South-Eastern Asia
Vietnam
  • Technically this means results-based payments for forest-related carbon reductions can be rolled out, but there is no framework for such a system yet.
  • Some forestry experts remain skeptical of REDD+ and its approach to forest management.
1 April 2019
Eastern Africa
Rwanda

A new report on the status of gender equality in Rwanda that was launched last week shows that the country recorded significant gains on several fronts on the basis of promoting gender equality

1 April 2019
South America
Paraguay

The Ayoreo-Totobiegosode, an indigenous people in the heart of South America, has finally secured a key part of its territory after a 26 year struggle.

Ayoreo leaders received the ownership papers to 18,000 hectares of their ancestral land.

31 March 2019
Palestine

On Friday morning, Palestinian residents of al-Farisieh village, in the northern Jordan Valley, were surprised to find out that Israeli settlers had fenced dozens of dunams of their land and planted them with olive trees.

30 March 2019
South America
Peru

Hundreds of protesters have blocked access to the major Las Bambas copper mine over claims they have been denied a fair share of revenues

29 March 2019
South America
Colombia
Peru

March 29 (UPI) -- Native protests over land rights in Colombia spread Friday while natives in Peru clashed with officials over pollution at a copper mine.

In southwest Colombia, dialogue between the natives and government were suspended after President Ivan Duque visited the Cauca region to discuss reopening the blocked Pan American Highway, El Tiempo reported.

29 March 2019
South-Eastern Asia
Laos

Government policies have paved the way for investments in mining and agriculture but have placed greater pressure on land and impoverished communities, said the U.N.

28 March 2019
Southern Asia
India

Another election is upon us, and we are preoccupied with some matters that are grave and many that are not. But noticeable by its absence in any of the manifestos and declarations by political parties is a debate about the future of human civilisation.

28 March 2019
South-Eastern Asia
Cambodia

The provincial government on Tuesday ordered the creation of a forum in a bid to find a resolution in the 10-year land dispute between 12 ethnic minority communities in Ratanakkiri province and Vietnamese agribusiness giant Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) over 20 ancestral “spirit mountains”.

27 March 2019
United States of America

Some Democrats want a Green New Deal that Republicans strongly oppose. Here are 5 key issues the deal seeks to tackle.

The US Senate on Tuesday defeated a proposal to take up the Green New Deal in a vote Democrats called a "sham" and a "stunt". 

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