The objective of the Shanxi Coalbed Methane Development and Utilization Project for China is to develop a resettlement action plan for the people affected by the project to guarantee they can benefit from the project, improve their living standards or at least restore their living standards after the project is completed.
The author describes a new type of negotiated land reform that relies on voluntary land transfers negotiated between buyers and sellers, with the government's role restricted to establishing the necessary framework for negotiation and making a land purchase grant available to eligible beneficiaries.
This Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to participate in forest land management activities on Indian forest lands either directly or through contracts, cooperative agreements or grants under the Indian Self-Determination Act.
Ownership security and land rights are important incentives to increasing land productivity and hence land value. This paper reviews the development of formal and informal land rights in Thailand over time and describes the present situation in which a significant amount of land is occupied by farmers without legally secured land rights in areas classified as forest reserves.
Under legislation adopted in 1992, Ukrainian law recongnizes private ownership of agricultural land, as well as collective and state ownership. Also in 1992, a program to transfer land from state ownership to collective and individual ownership was initiated on a large scale, along with procedures to restructure collective and state farms.
A National Scenic Area is established and certain areas of the Area are designated as special management areas under section 4. A Columbia River Gorge Commission, which is a regional agency, shall be established by way of an interstate agreement between the States of Oregon and Washington. The Commission shall prepare a scenic area management plan under section 6.
The Land Administration Project aims to a) ensure equitable access to land and improve land tenure security by providing land administration services in selected rural, peri-urban, and urban areas; and b) enhance natural resources conservation through the consolidation of the National System of Projected Areas and indigenous peoples territories.
The objective of the Restructuring of the Land Administration Project for Ghana is to undertake land policy and institutional reforms and key land administration pilots for laying the foundation for a sustainable decentralized land administration system that is fair, efficient, cost effective, and ensures land tenure security.
This Act directs the Secretary of the Interior, to review every roadless area of 5,000 or more acres and every roadless island within National Wildlife Refuge and National Park Systems and to recommend to the President the suitability of each such area or island for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System.
2005 was a year of natural disasters.The impacts of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean, Hurricanes Katrina and Stan, and the Pakistan earthquake prompted calls for better disaster prevention and preparedness systems.