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  1. Library Resource
    March, 2012

    The term 'green jobs' can
    refer to employment in a narrowly defined set of industries
    providing environmental services. But it is more useful for
    the policy-maker to focus on the broader issue of the
    employment consequences of policies to correct environmental
    externalities such as anthropogenic climate change. Most of
    the literature focuses on direct employment created, with
    more cursory treatment of indirect and induced job creation,

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2016
    South America, Africa, Europe, United States of America

    This yearbook chapter discusses the link between international investment law and commercial pressures on the world’s natural resources. It argues that changes in legal frameworks are redefining control over natural resources, and facilitating transitions toward more commercialised land relations. As pressures on resources increase, many national laws undermine the rights of people impacted by investments. If not properly thought through, international treaties to protect foreign investment could compound shortcomings of local and national governance.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2015
    Myanmar

    Villagers in Karen areas of southeast Myanmar continue to face widespread land confiscation at the hands of a multiplicity of actors. Much of this can be attributed to the rapid expansion of domestic and international commercial interest and investment in southeast Myanmar since the January 2012 preliminary ceasefire between the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Myanmar government. KHRG first documented this in a 2013 report entitled ‘Losing Ground’, which documented cases of land confiscation between January 2011 and November 2012.

  4. Library Resource
    etnografica
    Journal Articles & Books
    May, 2017
    South America, Brazil, French Guiana

    Este artigo trata das dinâmicas contemporâneas da comunicação interétnica entre povos indígenas e o universo de atores e discursos ambientalistas no Brasil. A etnografia do contexto local de comunidades que vivem na terra indígena Jacamim, situada em Roraima, na fronteira com a Guiana, apresenta diferentes posicionamentos indígenas quanto às discussões sobre o conceito de “meio ambiente”. O objetivo é refletir sobre a ideia de “dialogia” que parece marcar as políticas indígenas do conhecimento diante das práticas hegemônicas de comensuração.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2005
    Myanmar, South-Eastern Asia

    ABSTRACT:
    "Is there a ‘best practice’ model for the legal recognition of customary tenure?
    If not, is it possible to identify the circumstances in which a particular model
    would be most appropriate? This article considers these questions in the light
    of economic theories of property rights, particularly as illustrated by the
    World Bank’s 2003 land policy report. While these theories have their flaws,
    the underlying concept of tenure security allows a typological framework for

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2009
    China

    Between 1978 and 1984, a massive shift from collective to household agricultural production took place in China. These incremental reforms, which Deng Xiaoping called "crossing the river while feeling the rocks," eventually gave 95 percent-160 million rural Chinese families-the right to oversee household plots, leading to stunning gains in productivity.1 Despite the success of the HRS, the enhancement of property rights is an ongoing reform process. Landholders depended on tenure agreements that could be changed at any time.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2016
    Guatemala, Honduras

    Defendemos la tierra con nuestra sangre explora el aumento de la estigmatización, las amenazas, los ataques y los homicidios, así como la falta de justicia, a los que se enfrentan las personas y comunidades que luchan por proteger el medio ambiente frente a los proyectos en gran escala de minería, extracción de madera y producción de energía hidroeléctrica.

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