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Land & Climate Change

Land use, land tenure, and climate change are closely intertwined. The effects of climate change, manifested in either rapid or slow-onset ways, has altered how land and natural resources are accessed, used, and contested.  As a result, global warming also contributes to destabilizing existing land and resource governance institutions and property rights.

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New Country Portfolio for Georgia

23 November 2022

The land governance context in Georgia in detail

Village scene near Bandanjan. Photo by JBDodane via Flickr (CC-BY-ND 2.0)

New Country Portfolio for Guinea Bissau

23 November 2022

Guinea-Bissau has been described as a country of “precarious complexity”. Home to more than 20 ethnic groupings Guinea-Bissau fought one of the longest wars on the African continent to end centuries of Portuguese control. It finally obtained independence in 1974. Since 1980 the history of Guinea…

Flat land near Tso Kyogar, Ladakh, India, photo by sandeepachetan.com travel photography, Creative Commons license - Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

New Country Portfolio for India

23 November 2022

An immense country in population and land size, land governance in India was significantly affected by the transition from a socialist to a market economy since the 1980s. There is complexity both due to the high number of laws relating to land, harking from colonial times to the present, and the…

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Community members in Budiba Village, Uganda

The effects of climate change in Uganda’s wetland communities: Experiences from Butaleja district

22 November 2022

Wetlands are among the most important natural resources in Uganda. They protect the country’s water resources, and are important for sustaining agricultural productivity and rural livelihoods, particularly in areas with low or unpredictable rainfall, land scarcity, or where surrounding land has low…

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Post COP26 Reflections: A Focus on Opportunities for Customary Land Rights

19 May 2022

May 19th 2022 at 9:00AM-10:30AM EST (15:00 PM– 16:30 PM CEST) 2021 was a year of big promises concerning tenure rights. At COP26, an unprecedented 1.7 billion dollar pledge was made in support of ancestral community land rights, aiming to place IPLCs rights central to global policy-making and…