Tag Archives: land rights

Rethinking Ethiopia’s Land Management System
By admin December 13, 2016

In the past few years, African governments have strongly committed to tackling climate change. They have begun to actively react against visible environmental changes that today keep threatening local communities, in particular farmers’ lands. Through the Bonn Challenge and others initiatives, African governments are creating new initiatives to both prevent and rebuild from climate disasters.

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Respect for Indigenous Rights a ‘Must’ for COP21 Signatories
By admin November 8, 2016

The Paris Climate Change Agreement (COP21) entered into force on Friday, 4 November, marking an historical moment for our generation towards the fight against climate change. All governments that ratified the agreement, including US, China, India and the EU, now have an obligation to keep global temperatures to no more than 2 degrees Celsius above

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Bringing a Drop of Hope to Combat Desertification
By admin June 22, 2016

Last Friday, on World Day to Combat Desertification, a new report conducted by the International Resource Panel revealed that 24 billion tons of fertile soil and 15 billion trees are lost each year due to land degradation, affecting nearly one fourth of the world’s total global land area. Even more, it is estimated that 800

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Why We Must Protect Environmental Defenders
By admin June 21, 2016

Global Witness has revealed a report on June 20, 2016 about environmentalists killed in 2015. In their new report, On Dangerous Ground, they documented 185 killings across 16 countries – showing an increase of 59 percent over the number murdered in 2014, and by far the highest annual death toll on record. Brazil (50 killings), Philippines (33) and Colombia (26) are the

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