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territory whose owners legitimacy is drawn from prior occupancy (founding fathers).

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Policy Brief: Forest governance by indigenous and tribal peoples
Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean

Indigenous and tribal peoples control about one third of Latin America and the Caribbean’s forests. Supporting their efforts to control, sustainably manage, and benefit from these forests can greatly help to solve the problems of climate change, loss of biological and cultural diversity, rural vulnerability, and food insecurity.

Rolling back social and environmental safeguards in the name of COVID-19
Reports & Research
March 2021
Brazil
Colombia
Peru
Indonesia
Global

The webinar Rolling back social and environmental safeguards in the name of COVID-19, organized by Forest Peoples Programme, the Tenure FacilityMiddlesex University, the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and the Land Portal Foundation, took place on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

Rolling back social and environmental safeguards: Global Report
Reports & Research
February 2021
Global

This crucial report demonstrates how states and other actors are using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to roll back social and environmental safeguards. In doing so, they are eroding the rights of indigenous peoples in the five most tropically forested countries of the world

Manuals & Guidelines
February 2021
Bolivia
Asia
Vietnam

Le Secours Catholique – Caritas France (SCCF) a entrepris un travail d’observation des modes de vie des populations autochtones et de la gestion de leurs territoires au prisme de l’écologie intégrale telle que défini par le pape François dans l’encyclique Laudato  si’.

Reports & Research
January 2021
Brazil
United States of America

Strong evidence indicates that the Brazilian government is taking advantage of the confusion caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to speed-up a wide-ranging environmental setback. We present a timeline of policies and acts taken by the current federal administration against the environment during the pandemic and discuss their consequences.

Peer-reviewed publication
January 2021
Africa
Americas
Asia
Europe
Oceania

 Le droit des peuples autochtones à leurs terres traditionnelles et/ou ancestrales est solennellement consacré par plusieurs textes internationaux. Les enjeux de ce droit sont aujourd'hui cruciaux, allant de l'effectivité de la protection des droits de l'homme à la lutte en faveur de la biodiversité, en passant par la relecture plus théorique de la notion fondamentale de propriété.

Reports & Research
December 2020
South America

 

 

Este documento propone que la gobernanza colectiva de la tierra, otorga derechos y contribuye a reducir las desigualdades al interior de las comunidades y de estas con la población e institucionalidad de su entorno.

Reports & Research
November 2020
Global

Given the urgent need to prevent a collapse of biodiversity across the Earth, certain governments, organizations, and  conservationists have put forward proposals for
bringing 30 percent and up to 50 percent of the planet’s terrestrial areas under formal “protection and conservation” regimes. However, given that important