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18 August 2022
India

Far too few Indian women have any legal title to property, despite legislative efforts to fix a sharp gender imbalance in inheritance, especially in rural India. This restricts their agency.

17 August 2022
Thailand

Main photo: Chaiwat Limlikitaksorn, the former head of Kaeng Krachan National Park and one of the indicted officials.


17 August 2022
Mongolia

There are too many animals for the available water supply in the Gobi desert region. The situation worsens each year.

Main photo: Bolortuya Bekh-Ochir, right, and Jargalsuren Tungalagzaya fill a trough with water for a herd of goats in Mongolia's Gobi desert region (URANCHIMEG TSOGKHUU, GPJ MONGOLIA)

A drone image of the extent of the damage caused by flooding in Prospecton, Durban, on 13 April 2022. (Photo: Shiraaz Mohamed)
16 August 2022
South Africa

While the introduction to the framework acknowledges the urgency in climate science, it fails to recognise that we are living through climate extremes and their deleterious impacts. Moreover, the document does not mention upfront that we are one of 10 climate hotspots in the world, with a doubling in our average temperatures compared with the global average.

(Photo: iStock)
16 August 2022
Southern Africa

For almost three decades the ANC government failed to address the legacies of apartheid. We certainly do not expect it to rise to the challenge of ensuring a deep and transformative just transition, informed by climate justice.

Sierra Leone Land Destruction
9 August 2022
Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Western Africa
Sierra Leone

Freetown, August 8, 2022 – Sierra Leone’s Parliament has passed two groundbreaking bills that transform communities’ ability to protect their land rights and the environment. The new legislation serves as a model for the rest of the world.

 

Passed by unanimous votes, the Customary Land Rights and National Land Commission Acts will, among other things:

8 August 2022
Sierra Leone

 Sierra Leone's parliament on Monday passed two laws that lawyers say will help boost the rights of rural landowners and women against land grabs by big mining and agribusiness firms.

8 August 2022
Ethiopia
Kenya
Somalia

Ignoring the plight of 20 million people in the Horn of Africa is a political choice.

The 20 million people struggling to survive a scorching drought in the Horn of Africa are victims not only of a climate crisis but of the failings of governments and humanitarians to heed the lessons from earlier disasters.

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