Policy Papers & Briefs | Land Portal

The Policy Papers & Briefs resource type is meant for publications and resources that contain policy directions and/or assessments, as well as briefs describing a land-related situation. Different terminologies are used by different organizations, such as country profiles, issue briefs, fact sheets and/or knowledge notes, as well as policy focus reports.

mainstreaming governance - philippines-fao
Policy Papers & Briefs
February 2019
Philippines

Land-based sectors in the Philippines are affected by institutional
weaknesses in various ways, including overlapping and conflicting
policies, laws and programmes, a lack of reform in public land
management and inadequate funding for urban development, disaster
mitigation and climate change. Land governance has thus been given

statistics authority Philippines
Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2015
Philippines

The 2012 Census of Agriculture (CA) reported 5.56 million farms/holdings1 covering 7.19 million hectares, which translated to an average area of 1.29 hectares per farm/holding. The number of farms/holdings increased from 1980 to 2012 by 62.6 percent as the average area of farms/holdings decreased from 2.84 hectares per farm/holding in 1980 to 1.29 hectare per farm/holding in 2012.

défis et perspectives pour la reconnaissance des droits légitimes
Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2021
Guinea

En Guinée, la législation foncière et les processus de réformes successifs ont montré leurs limites face à la multiplication des grands projets d’exploitation des terres et des ressources naturelles en milieu rural. Le gouvernement a lancé récemment de nouvelles réformes de sa gouvernance foncière.

défis et perspectives pour la reconnaissance des droits légitimes
Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2021
Guinea

En Guinée, la législation foncière et les processus de réformes successifs ont montré leurs limites face à la multiplication des grands projets d’exploitation des terres et des ressources naturelles en milieu rural. Le gouvernement a lancé récemment de nouvelles réformes de sa gouvernance foncière.

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2021
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia

Transparency is often seen as a means of improving governance and accountability of investment, but its potential to do so is hindered by vague definitions and failures to focus on the needs of key local actors.

Policy Brief: Forest governance by indigenous and tribal peoples
Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean

Indigenous and tribal peoples control about one third of Latin America and the Caribbean’s forests. Supporting their efforts to control, sustainably manage, and benefit from these forests can greatly help to solve the problems of climate change, loss of biological and cultural diversity, rural vulnerability, and food insecurity.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2019
Global

Land degradation neutrality (LDN) is achieved if land degradation is avoided or reduced, and new degradation is balanced by reversing degradation elsewhere in the same land type through restoration or rehabilitation. The primary instrument for avoiding and reducing degradation is the application of sustainable land management (SLM) approaches and technologies.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2009
Global

The Kyoto Protocol negotiated in the mid-1990s to address climate change adaptation and mitigation will be replaced by a post-Kyoto agreement in 2012. The new agreement under negotiation needs to seal the policy gaps in adaptation and mitigation that were omitted or excluded from Kyoto on account of scientific uncertainties.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2019
Antigua and Barbuda
Belize
Comoros
Cape Verde
Guyana
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Madagascar
Mauritius
Papua New Guinea
Suriname
Seychelles
Timor-Leste
Trinidad and Tobago
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa

Land degradation exacerbates the unique vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to environmental challenges, such as climate change, flash floods, soil erosion, lagoon siltation, coastal erosion and sea level rise, undermining their economic potential.

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