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Reports & Research
December 2015
Global

The Restoration Diagnostic is a structured method for determining the status of enabling conditions within a landscape being considered for restoration and for designing the requisite policies, practices, and measures needed for successful restoration.

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Videos
August 2014
Global

 

Reports & Research
July 2014
Global

With deforestation and other land uses accounting for 11 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions, the international community agrees on the need to address deforestation as an important component of climate change. Community forests represent a vital opportunity to curbing climate change that has been undervalued.

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2014
Africa

March 2014 – In most of Africa, land is at the heart of economic, social and political life. Therefore, land and natural resource rights and governance issues profoundly affect and are affected by development initiatives across the continent.

Reports & Research
September 2012
Uganda

This research forms part of a larger study on large-scale land acquisition in Uganda.

January 2012
Cameroon

In 2011, forests covered 59 percent of Cameroon (WRI, 2012). A majority of Cameroonians rely on forest products, such as wood fuel, bushmeat and various other non-timber forest products (NTFPs). Forests also provide critical ecosystem services and perform important cultural functions. Most rural populations that use and manage forests, however, do not legally control them.

Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2012
Nigeria

Among the main objectives of the Nigerian Land Use Decree of 1978 were:
1) reducing land conflicts among citizens; 2) unifying and simplifying land
tenure concepts and land administration procedures throughout the country;
3) achieving a more equitable distribution of and access to land rights for all

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