Aujourd'hui, nous sommes heureux de marquer le lancement officiel de PlaceFund, une organisation américaine indépendante à but non lucratif qui se consacre aux problèmes de l'insécurité des droits de propriété, de l'utilisation non durable des terres et du changement climatique. Construit sur une décennie comme l'initiative des droits de propriété au sein du Réseau Omidyar, PlaceFund fonctionnera sous la direction de Peter Rabley et Amy Regas, qui quitteront le Réseau Omidyar pour diriger cette organisation.
Our sugar is made from sugarcane. And sugarcane is not planted in trees or in the air, it’s planted in the ground, in the soil, on land. It’s the bedrock of our investment.
—Illovo Land Champion
This July is the first time the United Nations will review the progress made towards meeting Sustainable Development Goal 15, which is about Life on Land. Each goal will be reviewed about every 4 years until 2030.
The reviews will be based on the 10 indicators countries agreed on, that assess change in each country over time. Two important developments relating to the indicator on land degradation neutrality (15.3.1) have occurred, since its adoption in 2015.
As members of the land community, we know that access to a stable and flourishing piece of land, even the smallest plot or parcel, has the potential to be ground-breaking and life-changing. It means the difference between health and illness, between being read and illiterate, and in the most extreme cases, the difference between being fed and hungry. In essence, it determines one’s life path, the key factor between qualifying for essential government services and living at the peripheries and margins of society.