The Sustainable Development Goal 15 “Life on land” commits world leaders to work together to achieve land degradation neutrality (LDN) for safeguarding life on land. One of the objectives that comprise LDN is to reinforce responsible governance of land tenure. Land rights are a key factor for achieving LDN. This publication by the UNCCD CSO Panel aims to analyze and highlight the linkages between land rights and land degradation with the objective of offering policy recommendations to enhance land rights for both the prevention of land degradation and the recovery of degraded lands.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksPolicy Papers & BriefsJuly, 2017Africa, Americas, Asia, Oceania
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksPeer-reviewed publicationOctober, 2020Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia
The dynamics of current global challenges—like food and nutrition security, environmental degradation, climate change, and emergencies—reduce the availability of and/or access to natural resources, and thereby underline the urgency of achieving transformational changes in the governance of tenure. This is increasingly required to bring the greatest good to the most people, in line with human rights.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2021CambodiaMekong Regional Land Forum 2021: Land tenure in Mekong forest landscapes: Advancing the recognition of customary rights and responsible investment practices. Summary Report
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsJune, 2018China, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam
The forum was co-hosted by the Mekong Region Land Governance Project and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Co-Conveners of the programme includes the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD) and the Independent Mediation Group (IMG). The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg supported the Forum.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationMay, 2015Cambodia
Cambodia has recently demonstrated one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world. While scholars have long explored the drivers of tropical forest loss, the case of Cambodia offers particular insights into the role of the state where transnational governance and regional integration are increasingly the norm. Given the significant role logging rents play in Cambodia’s post-conflict state formation, this article explores the contemporary regime and its ongoing codependent relationship with forested land.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2021Cambodia
Cambodia has suffered some of the highest rates of deforestation (measured as a percentage of forest cover) of any country since the 1970s – and rates have been increasing significantly in the past decade. Even the country’s so-called protected areas have been severely impacted, despite supposedly being safeguarded under Cambodian law.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2018Cambodia, Vietnam
Vietnam, which has a long history of theft of timber from neighbouring Laos and Cambodia, recently initialled a timber trade agreement with the European Union. This will see Vietnam implement legislation to address imports of illegally harvested or traded timber, in return for timber exports to the EU being deemed to comply with the requirements of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR).
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMay, 2021Africa
Les organisations collaboratrices du réseau RRI dans la région africaine ont à ce jour mis en œuvre bon nombre de projets avec pour objectif principal de sécuriser les droits fonciers des peuples autochtones (PA) et des communautés locales (CL), dans l’idée que cela constitue le socle primordial sur lequel s’appuient toutes les autres formes d’engagement en faveur des communautés.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2021Africa, Ethiopia, Congo, Americas, Costa Rica, Mexico, Brazil, Asia, Philippines, Vietnam
L’étude a analysé dans 31 pays l’état de la reconnaissance juridique des droits des peuples autochtones, des communautés locales et des populations afro-descendantes sur le carbone présent sur leurs terres et territoires. Ensemble, ces pays détiennent près de 70 % des forêts tropicales du globe, et cinq d’entre eux disposent des plus grandes surfaces de forêt tropicale : le Brésil, la RDC, l’Indonésie, le Pérou et la Colombie.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2020Africa, Americas, Asia, Oceania
COVID19 a gravement perturbé nos efforts communs visant à soutenir les luttes des utilisateurs locaux des terres et des communautés pour posséder, contrôler et gérer leurs terres et leurs ressources naturelles.
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