natural resources management

25 September 2017
India

Land rights defenders from 29 countries call for greater vigilance in ensuring governments comply with laws

MUMBAI, Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of land rights defenders from 29 countries have written to the United Nations to draw attention to the increasing violence they face from states and corporations, and calling for greater vigilance in ensuring governments comply with laws.

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22 September 2017
Africa

Date: 5 octobre 2017

Source: Foncier & Développement

Depuis le début des années 2000, le contexte africain du développement est marqué par une augmentation de la pression sur les ressources naturelles, du fait de la croissance démographique de l’Afrique et de la demande mondiale. Il en résulte notamment des destructions environnementales, des tensions foncières et des conflits.

13 September 2017
Global

More precious than gold: 10 years of indigenous land rights under the UN Declaration

en years ago today, the United Nations adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

12 September 2017
Global

As land becomes less productive and people are forced to migrate to cities or abroad, there is greater likelihood of conflict over dwindling resources

ROME, Sept 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 1.3 billion people live on agricultural land that is deteriorating, putting them at risk of worsening hunger, water shortages and poverty, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) said on Tuesday.

5 September 2017
Sierra Leone

Deforestation, alongside unplanned and unregulated construction transformed a natural hazard into a flooding and mudslide disaster

YAOUNDE, Sept 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Experience gained taming West Africa's Ebola outbreak is helping Sierra Leone deal with its recent mudslide disaster, but urgent action is needed to prevent future catastrophes, experts say.

1 September 2017
Paraguay

NGO Earthsight reports charcoal from the Chaco region has been sold in Aldi, Lidl and Carrefour in Spain and Germany

No tropical forests anywhere in the world are being destroyed more rapidly than the Chaco stretching across Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. Not the Amazon in Brazil, nor in Indonesia, Malaysia or the Democratic Republic of Congo.

31 August 2017
Liberia

The eradication of hunger and poverty and the sustainable use of the environment depend in large measure on how people, communities and others gain access to land, fisheries and forests.

Conference Papers & Reports
November 2011
Global
Sub-Saharan Africa
Americas
Central Asia
Europe

Unprecedented pressures on land and its governance have been created. As evident around the globe, where land governance is deficient, high levels of corruption often flourish. Under such a system, land distribution is unequal, tenure is insecure, and natural resources are poorly managed.

30 August 2017
Global

The current scenario of global land scarcity is only expected to become bleaker given the increase of urbanization rates across the world accompanied by an increase in the demand for agricultural produce. This is expected to cause a multiplicative increase in the complexities associated with land use patterns. Gender aspects concerning equitable land access also become important from a poverty reduction standpoint.