Responsible forest governance and forest tenure security are crucial in helping to reduce deforestation, combat climate change, and sustain the planet.
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Deforestation in Colombia has increased 44% since 2015, despite the government's Paris commitment to reach net zero by 2020
Twenty-five Colombian youths – one as young as seven – are suing the government for failing to protect the environment and prevent deforestation in the Amazon.
The lawsuit is the first of its kind in Latin America, and demands the Colombian government protect young people’s rights to a healthy environment, life, food and water.
In the wake of Colombia’s peace deal, the rush to clear Amazon jungle for cattle ranches and coca caused deforestation to soar. A new scheme hopes to enable farmers to make a sustainable living from the forest
NEW DELHI: Government's plantation projects under the compensatory afforestation fund scheme cannot be taken up on forest land where forest dwellers' rights have already been recognized, the tribal affairs ministry (MoTA) has said.