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Land Policies, Land-based Development Programs and the Question of Minority Rights in Eastern Sri Lanka
Peer-reviewed publication
September 2015
Sri Lanka

Land has been one of the major concerning factors in escalating disputes and conflicts between ethnic groups in Sri Lanka, including the violation of minority rights. This paper examines the impact of land policies and land-based development programs on the rights of ethnic minorities in eastern Sri Lanka by analyzing selected major policies and projects.

LandVoc - Community of Experts Workshop
Conference Papers & Reports
September 2020
Global

This report provides a summary of a two-part online workshop in June 2020 to explore the creation of a community of experts to support the ongoing development of the LandVoc concept scheme, and to support ongoing contributions from the LandVoc community to AGROVOC.

BTI 2020 Country Report Sri Lanka
Conference Papers & Reports
May 2020
Sri Lanka

The period under review covers 20 months under a coalition government, a constitutional crisis and a few months when the president and the prime minister, leading different political parties, jockeyed for position. There was little political progress under the coalition government.

WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE 2020 VOLUNTARY NATIONAL REVIEWS (VNRs) AND THE SDG INDICATORS’ GLOBAL DATABASE?
Reports & Research
September 2020
Global

In 2015 we celebrated world leaders’ recognition of the foundational and strategic role that secure land rights for all –women and men, regardless of ethnicity, religion, place of residence, or civil, economic, social, or political status—must play to achieve a world free of poverty, hunger and systemic gender discrimination.

Peer-reviewed publication
September 2020
Indonesia

The complexity of spatial use has an impact on poverty and the development of slum settlements towards a decrease in environmental quality.

Peer-reviewed publication
September 2020
French Southern and Antarctic Lands
Central African Republic
Norway
South Africa
Southern Africa

Joint Ventures (JVs) between ‘agribusiness’ investors and ‘small farmers’ or ‘customary landowners’ are being promoted in South Africa’s land and agrarian reform programme as a way to include land reform beneficiaries in the country’s competitive agricultural sector.

Peer-reviewed publication
September 2020
United States of America

Suppression of historical fire regimes has changed the composition and structure of many fire-dependent ecosystems, frequently resulting in decreased grazing productivity and biodiversity in grasslands and savannas. Land managers have attempted to reverse these trends through the application of prescribed fire, but regulations and liability concerns often deter them.

Peer-reviewed publication
September 2020
Brazil
Trinidad and Tobago
United States of America

Climate change has the potential to disrupt ecosystem services and further exacerbate the effects of human activities on natural resources. This has significant implications for educational institutions and the populations they serve.

Peer-reviewed publication
September 2020
China
Russia
United States of America

China is one of the most rapidly urbanising countries in the world. In recent years, it has experienced enormous environmental changes, as well as a loss of landscape identity. This paper aims to explore the concept of landscape identity in the context of the overwhelming urbanisation in China. It develops a conceptual framework on landscape identity from different dimensions.

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