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11 April 2024
Global

Young Indigenous Peoples are facing unprecedented challenges as they grow up in a world where climate change imperils their community’s cultural heritage and ways of life. In response, many are becoming new leaders in climate activism, championing land rights as a pivotal measure in combating environmental degradation and preserving traditional lifestyles.

Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation
Ford Foundation
The Tenure Facility
Youth Initiative for Land in Africa (Yilaa)
TINTA - The Invisible Thread
26 March 2024 to 2 April 2024
Global

NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) has opened a new open, online webinar series: Introduction to Lightning Observations and Applications. This three-part, introductory training focuses on global and regional lightning data products that can be applied to disaster risk preparedness.

As the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events are likely to increase due to climate change impacts, lightning activity will likely increase as well, causing more power outages, increased risks of wildfire ignition, and increased numbers of injuries and fatalities. Therefore, information about lightning activity is critical for better preparedness against these disasters.

5 March 2024 to 19 March 2024
Global

NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) has opened a new open, online webinar series: Large Scale Applications of Machine Learning using Remote Sensing for Building Agriculture Solutions. Remote sensing data is becoming crucial to solve some of the most important environmental problems, especially pertaining to agricultural applications and food security. Participants will become familiar with data format and quality considerations, tools, and techniques to process remote sensing imagery at large scale from publicly available satellite sources, using cloud tools such as AWS S3, Databricks, and Parquet. Additionally, participants will learn how to analyze and train machine learning models for classification using this large source of data to solve environmental problems with a focus on agriculture. 

 

 

 

Ukesa webinar
22 February 2024
Southern Africa
South Africa

The Urban Knowledge Exchange is currently presenting a series of webinars to showcase evidence-based knowledge platforms.

In this fourth webinar we focus on international, multi-dimensional land knowledge and information platforms, and the partnerships that underpin their success.

Organizers: 
Urban Knowledge Exchange
Land Portal Foundation
International Land Coalition
Women's Land Rights in the Mekong
15 February 2024
South-Eastern Asia
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam

Join us in a webinar that will shine light on two groundbreaking reports concerning gender and land governance in the Mekong region. The reports, "Outlook on Gender and Land in the Mekong Region" and "Towards Gender-Equitable Land Policy and Law Making in the Mekong Region," were produced in Phase II of the Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) program. This is the first webinar in the series ‘State of Land in the Mekong region.’ This series highlights the evolving environment of land governance in this dynamic region.

Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation
Mekong Region Land Governance
When carbon markets go wrong
8 February 2024
Indonesia

This webinar will explore what access to remedy might look like for communities in the global carbon market system, with a focus on issues of land and resources tenure. Hearing from communities impacted by carbon markets and experts in grievance mechanism design, the webinar will highlight the key features necessary for accessible, dependable, and credible grievance mechanisms. The discussion will offer critical input to the proposed grievance mechanism for markets established under Article 6.4 of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement. 

Organizers: 
International Institute for Environment and Development
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
Land Portal Foundation
Namati
Land Rights for Sustainable Development - The Role of Data
17 January 2024

Location

European Commission Brussels
Belgium
BE
Global

Having secure land tenure, ensuring people's confidence in accessing, controlling and utilizing their land, is crucial for promoting sustainable land management practices. It also plays a key role in building resilience against the impacts of climate change, including extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and increased desertification due to higher temperatures.

Organizers: 
International Land Coalition
Land Portal Foundation
Land Matrix
Prindex
A Call For Action
9 December 2023
Global

This session brings together a range of actors to discuss ways to improve land use and set in motion a renewed agenda on the critical role that land tenure security and land access play in climate action.

Organizers: 
World Bank Group
Climate resilience and land governance
30 November 2023
Africa
Uganda
Colombia
Global

 

On the opening day of #COP28, we hosted a thought-provoking webinar that delved into the intricate relationship between land governance and climate resilience, a critical area of immense importance in the context of global climate challenges and sustainable land use practices. This event aimed to unpack the crucial role of inclusive land governance in building climate resilience.

Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation
Netherlands Enterprise & Development Agency
LANDac
Global Land Tool Network
30 November 2023 to 12 December 2023
Global

The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, more commonly referred to as COP28, will be the 28th United Nations Climate Change conference, held from November 30 until December 12, 2023, at the Expo CityDubai. The conference has been held annually since the first UN climate agreement in 1992. It is used by governments to agree on policies to limit global temperature rises and adapt to impacts associated with climate change.

Organizers: 
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
28 November 2023
Global

The UN’s past two global climate summits have been big on promises for Indigenous Peoples. At COP26 in 2021 governments and private philanthropies pledged nearly $2 billion for Indigenous Peoples and local communities to fight deforestation. Last year’s COP27 led to the creation of a new “loss and damage” fund to help vulnerable communities respond to climate disasters.

Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation
The Tenure Facility
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Ford Foundation
22 November 2023
Global

Climate-change induced disasters and communities’ responses to protect themselves and design solutions have become a top priority on the climate agenda. At the center of mitigation and adaptation discussions have been urban populations, particularly in informal settlements. At the same time, the rural poor with limited or no secure access to land tend to be overlooked.

Organizers: 
Land Portal Foundation
Global Forum on Agricultural Research
Asian NGO Coalition (ANGOC)
Association for Land Reform and Rural Development
Global Land Tool Network

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