Heinrich Böll Foundation | Land Portal

The Heinrich Böll Foundation

  • is a catalyst for green visions and projects, a 
  • think tank for policy reform, and an international network
  • is closely affiliated to the German Green Party
  • promotes the development of democratic civil society at home and abroad
  • defends equal rights and equal opportunities regardless of gender, sexual orientation, 
  • religion, ethnicity, or nationality
  • supports cultural projects as part of our civic education programmes
  • assists gifted, socially and politically active students and graduates in Germany and abroad
  • co-operates with state foundations in all of the 16 German states
  • is mostly financed through public funds (currently around 45 million euros per year)

The primary objectives guiding our work are

  • establishing democracy and human rights
  • fighting against environmental degradation
  • safeguarding everyone’s rights of social participation
  • supporting non-violent conflict resolution
  • defending the rights of individuals

Heinrich Böll Foundation Resources

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Library Resource

Lessons from Argentina, India, Kenya and Zimbabwe

Rapports et recherches
février, 2017
Kenya, Zimbabwe, Argentine, Inde

With the start of a commodity boom cycle in the early 2000s, many resource-rich countries reaped benefits as prices for commodities increased over the ensuing decade. Many of these countries see mining as a central element of modernising their economies, and actively promote investment in the mining and extractives sector. Indeed,between 2000 and 2012, investment spending by global oil, gas, and mining companies increased five-fold, especially in Latin American and sub-Saharan Africa.

Library Resource
Articles et Livres
décembre, 2015
Global

Without healthy soils, it is not possible to produce healthy food. But soils do not just produce food: they

Library Resource
Documents et rapports de conférence
décembre, 2015
Cambodge

Indigenous communities in Cambodia are legally recognized and should thus have been protected by the Land Law and the Forestry Law, entitling them to communal land titles. A number of national and international instruments including the Cambodian Land Law of 2001, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the ILO Convention no. 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples and the World Bank Safeguard Policy recognize both collective and individual Indigenous Peoples’ rights.

Library Resource
Rapports et recherches
décembre, 2014
Cambodge

This article looks at World Bank and German land sector support and highlights the challenges these actors have faced in ensuring effective implementation of land sector reform in Cambodia. The author outlines the history of Cambodia's relationship with the World Bank and key milestones in Germany's involvement.
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Library Resource
Articles et Livres
novembre, 2014
Global

If the current trend in global meat demand persists, meat production will need to rise from 300 million tons today to 470 million tons by 2050. Climate and our natural resources would lose out, our author warns.

Library Resource
Rapports et recherches
janvier, 2013
Kenya

Kenya has been integrating climate considerations into various legal and governance instruments for some time. Notably, there has been progress made in planning and implementing policies, projects and programs in key economic sectors in order to align Kenya with the international community’s approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promote climate resilience.

Library Resource
Rapports et recherches
janvier, 2011
Afrique

This paper explores the phenomenon of land grabbing in Africa, including the key drivers and policy responses.

Library Resource
Articles et Livres
janvier, 2008
Global

Four billion people who live on less than two US dollars per day represent in total an enormous purchasing power. Multinational corporations such as Nestlé, Unilever, Danone and Dr. Oetker discovered these markets long ago and now seek to attract this customer group with new products and marketing strategies. It is time to take a close look at the effects of this development on poverty

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