Responsible forest governance and forest tenure security are crucial in helping to reduce deforestation, combat climate change, and sustain the planet.

Forests are sources of multiple products and services of importance to a wide array of stakeholders, from local communities to urban citizens. In addition to contributing to human wellbeing and livelihoods, forests are important for people’s spiritual and cultural traditions. For many of the world’s poor, land and forests are important economic, social and cultural assets. In large parts of the world, however, local people’s use and ownership rights to resources are insecure, which undermines not only their livelihoods and sustainable resource management but also many development outcomes, such as biodiversity conservation, poverty reduction, improved food security and climate change mitigation.

Forest tenure and property rights determine who owns and manages forest resources. Forest tenure often is very complex, as there is an array of stakeholders with different interests to forests, such as the national and local state officials, the local users, local communities and Indigenous Peoples and seasonal users. Part of this complexity can be traced back to the colonial times, when many natural resources were taken over by the state while the rights of local resource users were unrecognized.  State control and management of land and forests persists in many areas today, yet these resources are claimed and managed by indigenous and local communities who base their tenure claims on community-based, customary rights that are commonly unacknowledged by states. Overlapping tenure rights often result from the co-existence of competing laws that emanate from the state and from communities.   The presence of multiple groups with overlapping and simultaneous tenure claims contributes to resource conflicts. In many countries, conflicts related to tenure and property rights are so grave that they result in social conflicts and violence, as well as environmental destruction.  

 

A stylized presentation of the bundles of rights

A stylized presentation of the bundles of rights (Courtesy of CAPRi)

 

Indicators

It measures the area (1'000 Ha) covered by forest.

Measurement unit
1'000 Ha

Forest land administered by governments: This category includes all forest land that is legally claimed as exclusively belonging to the state.

Measurement unit
Million ha

Forest land designated by governments for Indigenous Peoples and local communities: Ownership of forest land under this category remains claimed by the state but some rights have been recognized by

Measurement unit
Million ha

Forest land owned by Indigenous Peoples and local communities: Forests are considered to be “owned” where communities have full legal rights to secure their claims to forests, defined in RRI’s rese

Measurement unit
Million ha

Forest land owned by individuals and firms: In these areas, individuals and firms have full legal rights of ownership of forest land. Concessionaires are not included in this category.

Measurement unit
Million ha

Indigenous rights to land & forest are (i) recognized and (ii) protected in practice measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

Measurement unit
Index (A; D)

Share (%) of Forest Land with respect to the Total Land Area.

Measurement unit
Percentage

Total Area (ha) for forestry deals in a gven country over the period 2000-2015.

Measurement unit
Ha

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It measures the area (1'000 Ha) covered by forest.

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Total Area (ha) for forestry deals in a gven country over the period 2000-2015.

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7 Dezembro 2017
Angola

Autor:DW

Fonte:http://www.dw.com/pt-002/crise-econ%C3%B3mica-angolana-agravou-casos-de-...

 

Em Berlim, onde participou na conferência de dois dias sobre Angola, que terminou esta sexta-feira (08.12), Malungo Germano, oficial de advocacia da Federação Luterana Mundial (FLM), revelou casos de usurpação de terra na província do Moxico e o que a organização tem feito para combater o problema.

5 Dezembro 2017
Brasil

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Fonte:

Projeto que cria mecanismos para aperfeiçoar o planejamento do aproveitamento dos potenciais de energia hidráulica do Brasil (PLS 603/2015) foi aprovado, nesta terça-feira (5), pela Comissão de Infraestrutura (CI). De autoria do ex-senador Delcídio do Amaral, o texto prioriza o licenciamento ambiental de potenciais hidroenergéticos estratégicos ou estruturantes. O texto segue agora para análise da Comissão de Meio Ambiente (CMA).

20 Novembro 2017
Angola

Autor: Jornal de Angola

Fonte: http://jornaldeangola.sapo.ao/economia/insuficiencia_de_fiscais_dificult...

 

A insuficiência de fiscais florestais no Instituto do Desenvolvimento Florestal (IDF), na província da Lunda-Sul, está a dificultar a fiscalização das áreas onde se registam o abate indiscriminado de árvores e a deterioração do meio ambiente, disse ontem o chefe do departamento do IDF.

 

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17 Novembro 2017

Localização

Lisboa
Portugal
PT
Portugal

A Faculdade de Direito, em colaboração com o Centro de Conhecimento do Fogo Rural dinamizado pelo Colégio Food, Farming and Forestry (F3) da Universidade de Lisboa, organiza, no dia 17 de novembro com início às 14h00, o Colóquio Interdisciplinar sobre a Floresta e o Novo Pacote Legislativo, com o objetivo de gerar um debate amplo e inclusivo que interrogue expetativas, comportamentos e políticas.

Mais informações aqui 

11 Outubro 2017 to 14 Outubro 2017

Localização

Viana do Castelo
Estados Unidos
US
Portugal

Desde a sua fundação, em 1984, a Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências Florestais tem vindo a desenvolver diversas actividades no sentido de fomentar o estudo e progresso da ciência e da técnica florestal entre as quais se destaca a organização dos Congressos Florestais Nacionais.

12 Setembro 2017 to 15 Setembro 2017

Localização

Centro de Convenções Ulysses Guimarães Distrito Federal Brasília
Brasil
BR
América Latina e Caribe
Brasil

Fonte: aba associação brasileira de agroecologia

PRIMEIRA CONVOCATÓRIA: Congressos Brasileiro e Latino-Americano de Agroecologia 2017

VI CONGRESSO LATINO-AMERICANO DE AGROECOLOGIA [socla-logo]  X CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE AGROECOLOGIA V SEMINÁRIO DE AGROECOLOGIA DO DISTRITO FEDERAL E ENTORNO

“Agroecologia na Transformação dos Sistemas Agroalimentares na América Latina: Memórias, Saberes e Caminhos para o Bem Viver”

 

PRIMEIRA CONVOCATÓRIA

30 Julho 2017 to 14 Agosto 2017

Localização

Belém - Pará- Brasil
Universidade Federal de Viçosa
Belém - Pará- Brasil
Brasil
BR
Brasil

O Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência do Solo (CBCS), chega a sua 36ª edição, cuja realização será no coração da Amazônia, Belém do Pará, pela Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia e instituições parceiras, no período de 30 de julho a 4 de agosto de 2017. Constitui-se no mais importante evento da área de solos no país, promovido pela Sociedade Brasileira de Ciência do Solo (SBCS), a qual em 2017 completará 70 anos, promovendo o desenvolvimento da Ciência do Solo no Brasil.

Debates

Aberto
26 Novembro 2017 to 23 Dezembro 2017
Facilitators
Miguel de Barros
CPLP

As florestas e sua gestão mudaram substancialmente nos últimos 25 anos. Embora globalmente, a extensão das florestas do mundo continue a diminuir à medida que as populações humanas e a procura de alimentos e terras continuam a crescer, a perda foi reduzida em mais de 50% (FAO, 2015).

Organizations

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Conference Papers & Reports
Dezembro 2017
Cambodja
Myanmar
Vietnam

The Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project and the Forestry Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) co-hosted the “Mekong Region Customary Tenure Workshop” on 7-9 March 2017 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. This report outlines the main findings of the workshop, illustrated by some statements and case studies as presented by participants.

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
Dezembro 2017
Indonésia
Ásia Oriental
Oceânia

Since the early 1990s, the industrial timber plantation (Hutan Tanaman Industri - HTI) scheme has been intended to serve as a major source of timber to meet domestic and export demand. The need to meet a large gap between legal wood supply and demand for forests products has been the recent years as high as 50 million

Reports & Research
Novembro 2017
Global
Índia

This publication is based on a range of past studies on ICCAs conducted in several regions of the world in the last two decades, and, most recently, on 19 country level case studies. The latter were commissioned as part of a project on ICCA Recognition and Support, undertaken by the ICCA Consortium, coordinated by Kalpavriksh.

It also incorporates some key findings of a parallel project on ICCA Legislation, also undertaken by the ICCA Consortium, and coordinated by Natural Justice.

The publication intends to:

Reports & Research
Setembro 2017
Moçambique

Mozambique is Africa’s largest exporter of timber to China. Yet multiple published concerns over the sustainability and legality of that timber trade assert the rapid commercial depletion of future timber stocks, the marginalisation of local forest communities, and the loss of revenue to government estimated at US$146 million between 2007 and 2013 alone.

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Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
Agosto 2017
Ásia

Traditionally, in the context of environment and natural resources management, many communication efforts have focused on the dissemination of technical information to end-users who were expected to adopt them. Development practitioners were trying to ‘push’ their products on communities in order to receive community commitment to their development initiatives.