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Land Degradation & Tenure

One third of the world’s soils - including farmland, forests, rangelands, and urban land - are already degraded and it is estimated that this number could rise to almost 90% by 2050. Land Degradation occurs naturally, but research shows that land degradation is increasingly caused directly or indirectly by unsustainable human activities, notably deforestation, overgrazing, mining or intensive agriculture. This has driven biodiversity loss, desertification, and led to a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Local Counterpart Rwanda LAND at scale

We're hiring a Local Project Consultant for LAND-at-scale Rwanda!

15 February 2024

Kadaster International is seeking the support of a local project consultant throughout the remainder of the project period to foster relationships, stay abreast of developments and stakeholder activities, as well as guide the Kadaster experts from the Netherlands in the execution of their trainings…

Mangrove planting on the coast of Ambon Island, Indonesia

Indonesia’s mangrove restoration will run out of land well short of target, study warns

9 March 2023

Indonesia's  mangrove restoration plan faces a major hurdle, with less than a third of the target area is actually viable for restoration.

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Community sensitisation meeting

Understanding the link between Climate & LAND-at-scale country projects - Community-Based Approach on Wetland Management Planning in Butaleja District Uganda

19 February 2024

As part of a scoping study titled Land Governance for Climate Resilience: A review and case studies from LAND-at-scale projects headed by Richard Sliuzas, Emeritus Professor, University of Twente, GLTN dove into the links between climate and land governance in the ‘’Scaling up community-based land…

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Land Rights, Biodiversity and Global Health: How Can Indigenous People Help Prevent Future Pandemics?

20 May 2021

The Ford Foundation, the Land Portal Foundation, the Tenure Facility and the Thomson Reuters Foundation launched a webinar on May 20th on the the link between “environmental imbalances” and “emerging infectious diseases".  This is well established in literature; studies have shown that activities…