land policies

Synonyms
land policy
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Global

By Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Chairman of the Advisory Board of CCSI, University Professor at Columbia University, and Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

16 November 2017
Global

Traditional farming strategies could protect humanity against global warming and prevent deadly wildfires. Yet scientists seem determined to ignore them

Prejudice against indigenous people is visible and ingrained in cultures everywhere, from US football team names (the Washington Redskins for example) to Hindu folk tales where the forest peoples are rakshasas, or demons.

Legislation & Policies
October 2014
India

An Act to provide for measures to curb organized attempts to grab lands whether belonging to the Government, wakf or the Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments, local authorities or other statutory or non-statutory bodies owned or controlled or managed by the Government.

14 November 2017
Cambodia

More than 100 families in Takeo province have been given back their land after a dispute with the Sun Hour company and an individual landholder.

The move follows protests and in front of the Ministry of Land Management as families asked the government to resolve their problems.

The 137 families were told officially on Saturday that 915 hectares in Tram Kak district’s Trapaing Kranhoung commune would be restored to them.

Reports & Research
March 2011
Brazil

1. As Brazil embarks on a period of intensive infrastructure development—fueled by the upcoming World Cup, Olympics, and the government‘s ongoing Growth Acceleration Plan—it is an opportune time to review its experiences with land acquisition and displacement of affected persons, and to assess the extent to which its resettlement practices match up to international standards.

7 November 2017
Brazil
  • Brazilian president Michel Temer has twice survived National Congress votes to initiate impeachment against him on extensive corruption charges.
  • Temer did so by selling out the environment, particularly the Amazon, to the ruralists who largely control the assembly.
  • Among the concessions made or promised to ruralists are presidential decrees to allow agribusiness to rent indigenous lands, forgiving unpaid environmental fines owed by landowners, and ending any enforcement of restrictions on labor “equivalent to slavery.”
7 November 2017
Australia

A grassroots revolution is occurring in East Arnhem Land as Aboriginal Australians strive to become landlords rather than tenants on their own land.

6 November 2017
Global

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Secure land rights are not only a matter of justice and human rights. They are also vital to achieving global goals on climate change, peace, and equality.

Land Governance: A Review and Analysis of Key International Frameworks cover image
Reports & Research
November 2017
Global

This publication features the key provisions on land (governance) in recent relevant international frameworks including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs), the New Urban Agenda (Habitat III), the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), the Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy in Africa (F&G) and the Guiding Principles on Large- Scale Land-Based Investment in Africa (LSLBI Principles).