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Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator
12 May 2021
Global

Responsible Land-Based Investment Navigator (RLBI) 2.0 Provides Expanded Access to Resources and Information on Land Investments

 

PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERTHARDING, ALAMY STOCK PHOTO
11 May 2021
Africa
Namibia

Namibians allege ReconAfrica disposed of wastewater unsafely, without permits, and ignored concerns about potential impact of oil drilling on water and wildlife.

Banner image of an artisanal palm oil production in Yalifombo village © Oskar Epelde courtesy of Oak
11 May 2021
Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • A new report from the Oakland Institute, a policy think tank, reveals that several well-known pension funds, trusts and endowments are invested in a group of oil palm plantations in the Democratic Republic of Congo accused of environmental and human rights abuses.
Eloy Terena, legal coordinator of the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB). Image cou
11 May 2021
Global
  • A letter signed by Indigenous leaders and environmental defenders from the Amazon, West Africa, Southeast Asia and elsewhere blasts BlackRock for failing to hold companies in its investment portfolio accountable for deforestation and land grabs.
The sun rises behind an electric power windmill in Halle, Belgium September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yves H
11 May 2021
Global

Demand for funds which cherry pick investments with strong environmental, social or governance (ESG) credentials has surged in recent years.

Many of these funds include terms such as 'ethical' or 'impact' in their names. But what do these words actually mean?

Below is a glossary of the key terms often used to describe investment styles and processes.

 

"Mexico's forest" by alkimista85 is licensed with CC BY-NC 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visi
10 May 2021
Mexico

On April 26, 2021, the Decree amending several provisions of Mexico’s General Law of Sustainable Forestry Development was published in the Federal Official Gazette (DOF). The Decree is effective as of April 27.

In relevant part, the Decree’s amendments include the following:

Somsak Ochuenjit © 2020 Private
10 May 2021
Thailand

(New York) – Thai authorities should immediately investigate the killing of Somsak Onchuenjit, a lawyer and land rights activist, in Trang province in southern Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today. Successive Thai governments have failed to prevent or adequately respond to attacks against human rights defenders who represent landless farmers.

Delivering Land Titles on Facebook Live in Colombia
9 May 2021
Americas
Latin America and the Caribbean
South America
Colombia

A Colombian Mayor surprises her constituents with land titles and uses live video and social media to spread civic messages about formalizing land tenure

 

Merged districts embroiled in land disputes after getting rid of terrorism
6 May 2021
Pakistan

PESHAWAR: Terror incidents reduced significantly in erstwhile Fata after merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The credit for improvement goes to the security forces and other institutions.

CPS & ICRAF support opposition to sand mine
5 May 2021
Papua New Guinea

The Catholic Professionals Society PNG in association with the Individual & Community Rights Advocacy Forum support the opposition to the proposed sand mining in Madang and PNG.
This was highlighted in a press conference that was held in Port Moresby today.

Casinos, condos and sugar cane: How a Cambodian national park is being sold down the river
4 May 2021
Cambodia
  • Botum Sakor National Park in southern Cambodia has lost at least 30,000 hectares of forest over the past three decades.
  • Decades of environmental degradation go back to the late 1990s when the Cambodian government began handing out economic land concessions for the development of commercial plantations and tourist infrastructure.

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