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European Regional Assessment for the FAO Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and other Natural Resources

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FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and other development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private sector, donors and development specialists on the responsible governance of tenure. By setting out principles and internationally accepted standards for responsible practices, the Voluntary Guidelines will provide a framework and point of reference that stakeholders can use when developing their own policies and actions.

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January 1970

Land At Top of Peace Talks Agenda

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On October 17th in Oslo, Norway, historic peace talks will begin between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Details on the negotiations are available in a recent article in the New York Times. This is a promising initiative with the potential to end the conflict and bring lasting peace and stability to Colombia. To illustrate the importance of land to the conflict, both parties have agreed that land and rural development will be the first issues to be addressed in the agenda proposed for negotiations.

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October 2012

Regulation No. 1230 on protection of Kristiansten Fortress, Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag.

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The purpose of this Regulation is to ensure protection of Kristiansten Fortress, in Trondheim. This permanent protection scheme shall enable the keeping of the Fortress’ parts (external and internal) and its related land intact. This will ensure the protection of the historical and cultural heritage values of the Fortress from 1681 until today. Article 1, section 2 indicates a map of Kristiansten Fortress' buildings, walls, foundations, and other parts.

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September 2014

Regulation No. 1426 on fees for planning, sharing, construction and sectioning cases, Båtsfjordbruket Municipality, Finnmark.

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Båtsfjord council has adopted new regulations for planning, sharing, construction and sectioning issues in adherence to Planning and Building Act. Regulations may be obtained in its entirety by contacting Båtsfjord municipality, Hindberggata 18, 9990 Båtsfjord, tel: 78 98 53 00 or on the council website www.batsfjord.kommune.no.

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December 2012

Regulation No. 1173 on protection of Skjennungsåsen outdoor area, Oslo.

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The purpose of this document is to ensure the conservation of nature values of a specific outdoor area Skjennungsåsen. This area's topography includes large proportion of old forest without recent forestry interventions, of both pine and spruce, including small ponds, marshes and streams. The outdoor recreational area covers ​​805 acres, with boundaries in scale 1:10 000 and marked in the forest. The following safety rules shall apply to the area: vegetation is protected from damage and destruction. Planting or seeding of trees and other vegetation is prohibited.

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October 2013

Regulation No. 1174 on protection of Godbekken outdoor area, Oslo.

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The purpose of this document is to ensure the conservation of nature values of a specific outdoor area Godbekken. This area shows the diversity in topography including large proportion of old forest without recent forestry interventions, of both pine and spruce, including small ponds, marshes and streams. The outdoor recreational area covers ​​805 acres, with boundaries in scale 1:10 000 and marked in the forest. The following safety rules shall apply to the area: vegetation is protected from damage and destruction. Planting or seeding of trees and other vegetation is prohibited.

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October 2013

Regulation No. 1175 on the Protection of Hauktjern outdoor urban area, Oslo.

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The purpose of this Regulation aims at conservation the quality of outdoor recreational areas without interfering their topography, the presence of swamps, lakes, streams, and hills. The area offers a large proportion of old forest without recent forest interventions. The area also consists of larger cultural heritage and a diverse wildlife. The outdoor recreational area covers a total area of ​​3 674 acres. The boundaries are shown in a map at a scale of 1:15 000. The exact boundaries of the area shall be marked in the forest.

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October 2013

Regulation No. 1176 on the Protection of Spinner outdoor urban area, Oslo.

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The purpose of this Regulation is to preserve the scenic value of outdoor recreational terrains in areas rich with wildlife within Oslo. The boundaries of the outdoor area is shown in map at a scale of 1:12 500 of September 2013. The exact boundaries of the area shall be marked in the forest. Administrative authorities may grant permission to create paths and trails, ensure sport activities do not conflict with conservation objectives, forest management initiatives in certain sub-areas should develop a more friendly forest area in line with conservation objectives.

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October 2013

Regulation No. 769 on subsidy for drainage of agricultural land.

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The purpose of this Regulation is to increase the quality of previously drained agricultural land by providing subsidies for drainage of poorly drained soils, with potential for the increase of agricultural production and to minimize erosion and runoff of nutrients into watercourses. Subsidies for drainage of agricultural land shall correspond to NOK 1 000 per hectare.

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June 2013