For more than a half-century, Indonesia's government-backed economic development has been based on exploiting and exporting the vast natural resource wealth in its waters and forests— often to the detriment of indigenous people who historically occupied these areas. This exploitation has also gone against the customary laws of those indigenous people.
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.
LANDac is a partnership between several Dutch organizations and their Southern partners involved in development-related research, policy and practice with respect to land governance. The partners share a concern for the increase in land inequality and land-related conflicts. They are interested in how land governance – rules and practices on access to land – can be used to promote equitable and sustainable development in the Global South. LANDac aims to improve and strengthen the relationship between academic research and policy and practice in the area of international cooperation.