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Land & Climate Change

Land use, land tenure, and climate change are closely intertwined. The effects of climate change, manifested in either rapid or slow-onset ways, has altered how land and natural resources are accessed, used, and contested.  As a result, global warming also contributes to destabilizing existing land and resource governance institutions and property rights.

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How much of Bangladesh’s protected forests are really protected?

17 January 2023

A move last year by the Bangladesh government to erase protections for a swath of reserved forest and award it to the country’s soccer federation for a training facility garnered outrage — but is only one example of how protected forests across the country continue to be degraded.

Mining and armed conflict threaten eastern DRC’s biodiversity in a complex web

12 January 2023

What happends when protected areas contain valuable strategic mineral deposits?

A motorist navigates his way through a crack on a road in Joshimath, India

Sinking land forces hundreds to leave Indian temple town

7 January 2023

Authorities in an Indian Himalayan town have stopped construction activities and started moving hundreds of people to temporary shelters after a temple collapsed and cracks appeared in over 600 houses because of sinking of land, officials said Saturday.

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Community members in Budiba Village, Uganda

The effects of climate change in Uganda’s wetland communities: Experiences from Butaleja district

22 November 2022

Wetlands are among the most important natural resources in Uganda. They protect the country’s water resources, and are important for sustaining agricultural productivity and rural livelihoods, particularly in areas with low or unpredictable rainfall, land scarcity, or where surrounding land has low…

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Post COP26 Reflections: A Focus on Opportunities for Customary Land Rights

19 May 2022

May 19th 2022 at 9:00AM-10:30AM EST (15:00 PM– 16:30 PM CEST) 2021 was a year of big promises concerning tenure rights. At COP26, an unprecedented 1.7 billion dollar pledge was made in support of ancestral community land rights, aiming to place IPLCs rights central to global policy-making and…