Land, Climate change & Environment

Climate change & Environment

Environment, as a cross-cutting issue, addresses global challenges of environmental impact related to land use, land management and land tenure, including the issues surrounding climate change and natural resource management.

Environmental and land tenure challenges include the following:

  • landlessness that drives poor urban and rural people to occupy and misuse fragile ecosystems;
  • tenure insecurity undermining investment incentives and leading to environmental mismanagement in urban as well as in rural areas;
  • large scale land acquisitions and investments may lead to tenure insecurity of poor and vulnerable groups and environmental damages;
  • encroachment in particularly vulnerable and valuable habitats;
  • increasing threats in coastal areas due to sea water rise and severe weather risk;
  • shortage of arable and liveable lands results to more disputes and conflicts;
  • increasing tensions between land, land tenure arrangements and land use;
  • increasing land fragmentation in densely populated areas;
  • deforestation and forest degradation leading to carbon emissions and loss of biodiversity.

Source: GLTN

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24 April 2017 to 12 May 2017
Facilitators
Joana Rocha Dias
Henrique Pires dos Santos

 

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22 May 2017

Um grupo de mulheres está a combater a desnutrição em crianças, a maioria órfãs da HIV/SIDA, com papas enriquecidas, feitas com base em produtos locais, nas zonas Sul, Centro e Norte do país.

 

Trata-se de mulheres da Matola, Boane, Namaacha, Moamba e Marracuene, no Sul do país; Xai-Xai, Chibuto, Bilene, Chókwè, Guijá, e Manjacaze, em Gaza; Massinga, Inhassoro, Vilanculos, e Govuro, em Inhambane; Barue, Gondola, Guro, Sussundenga e Mossurize, em Manica; Muecate, Erati, Memba, Mossuril e Ribaue, em Manica.

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Reports & Research
May 2017

London Mining Network is an alliance of human rights, development, environmental and solidarity groups working in support of communities around the world who are badly affected by mining companies based in, or financed from, London.

One such company is Antofagasta plc, one of the larger mining companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. The majority of its operations are in Chile. The most significant shareholders in Antofagasta are members of the Luksic family, a wealthy Chilean family which is also involved in a number of other businesses.

22 May 2017

Evento será realizado no dia 29 de junho, na sede do Instituto, em Brasília, e vai discutir instrumentos de apoio às reservas particulares do patrimônio natural. Veja como participar!

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Journal Articles & Books
December 2014

Through a range of local initiatives and collaborations developed over the past 15 years, Tanzania’s Yaeda Valley, the primary remaining home territory for the last community of Hadzabe hunter-gatherers, has become a model for community-based conservation. 

Manuals & Guidelines
August 2016

Muito oportuna e elucidativa essa publicação do FBSSAN que me foi dada a honra de apresentar. A biofortificação de alimentos tem se destacado entre os temas do crescente debate nacional e internacional no campo da nutrição, aí incluída sua relação com a agricultura. Como é usual em se tratando dos alimentos, este debate é permeado por interesses de várias ordens, sobretudo econômicos, com a apropriação de significados acompanhada do tradicional apelo à gravidade dos problemas (fome ou deficiência de nutrientes) que clama por soluções urgentes e milagrosas.