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Research on climate change in the districts of Chókwè and Matutuíne

Documentos e relatórios de conferência
Dezembro, 2016

The Centro Terra Viva (CTV), in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI), promoted the implementation of the project on ‘documentation of unplanned human responses to climate change’. This project was part of a more general WRI approach, involving other countries, to research how communities in Africa are responding to climate change and the effect of these responses on the environment and biodiversity.

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An Updated Analysis Of Indigenous Peoples' and Local Communities' Contributions to Climate Change Mitigation

Relatórios e Pesquisa
Novembro, 2016

The study’s findings offer the most compelling quantitative evidence to date of the unparalleled role that forest peoples have to play in climate change mitigation, reinforcing the critical importance of collective tenure security for the sustainable use and protection of the world’s tropical forests and the carbon they sequester.

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Relatórios e Pesquisa
Outubro, 2016
América Latina e Caribe

Degraded lands—lands that have lost some degree of their natural productivity through human activity—account for over 20 percent of forest and agricultural lands in Latin America and the Caribbean. Some 300 million hectares of the region’s forests are considered degraded, and about 350 million hectares are now classified as deforested. The agriculture and forestry sectors are growing and exerting great pressure on natural areas. With the region expected to play an increasingly important role in global food security, this pressure will continue to ratchet up.

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O caso econômico para a proteção dos direitos de terras indígenas na Amazônia

Relatórios e Pesquisa
Outubro, 2016

Esse relatório apresenta as conclusões da análise custo-benefício para garantir a proteção das áreas florestais
indígenas na bacia amazônica da Bolívia, Brasil e Colômbia. Esses países foram selecionados principalmente
porque incluem uma significativa porção da bacia da Floresta Amazônica e seus governos reconhecem
formalmente várias terras indígenas. A pesquisa tem por base o documento de trabalho recentemente publicado
pelo WRI, Os custos e benefícios econômicos da proteção da posse de comunidade florestal: Evidências do Brasil

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The Economic Case For Securing Indigenous Land Rights in the Amazon

Relatórios e Pesquisa
Outubro, 2016
América do Sul, Bolívia, Brasil, Colômbia

A new report offers evidence that the modest investments needed to secure land rights for indigenous communities will generate billions in returns—economically, socially and environmentally—for local communities and the world’s changing climate. The report, Climate Benefits, Tenure Costs: The Economic Case for Securing Indigenous Land Rights, quantifies for the first time the economic value of securing land rights for the communities who live in and protect forests, with a focus on Colombia, Brazil, and Bolivia.

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Relatórios e Pesquisa
Julho, 2016

Examines options for strengthening women’s participatory rights in the face of increasing commercial pressures on land in 3 countries: Mozambique, Tanzania, and the Philippines. Focuses on how regulatory reform – reforms in the rules, regulations, guidelines, and procedures that implement national land acquisition and investment laws – can promote gender equity and allow women to realize the rights afforded by national legal frameworks and international standards.

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Documentos e Resumos de Políticas
Junho, 2016

Encroaching on Land and Livelihoods examines whether national expropriation laws in 30 countries across Asia and Africa follow the international standards established in Section 16 of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGTs). Section 16 of the VGGTs establishes standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement to ensure tenure security and responsible land governance. The UN Committee on World Food Security officially endorsed the VGGTs in 2012.

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Artigos e Livros
Dezembro, 2015

In a world grappling with the challenges of food insecurity, climate change, landscape degradation, and rural poverty, regreening offers a path forward, especially in dryland areas. The transformation of degraded landscapes—restoring productivity and increasing resilience through the widespread adoption of agroforestry and sustainable land management practices—can deliver food, climate, and livelihood benefits.
Table of contents:
Part I. Introduction
Part II. How and Where is Regreening Happening?
Part III. The Impacts Of Regreening

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