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    Dialogue Agenda

    Dialogue Agenda

    Joseph Bono - Rights and Resources Initiative

     

    Agenda for 15th Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change. March 19th, 2014: Newseum, Washington, DC. Bringing together speakers from the private and public sectors to discuss the implications of the new agreement on REDD+ as well as the status and challenges of the World Bank Methodological Framework.

    15th Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change

    15th Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change

    Joseph Bono - Rights and Resources

     

    Agenda for 15th Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change. March 19th, 2014: Newseum, Washington, DC. Bringing together speakers from the private and public sectors to discuss the implications of the new agreement on REDD+ as well as the status and challenges of the World Bank Methodological Framework.

    Land Rights, Private Use Permts and Forest Communities

    Land Rights, Private Use Permts and Forest Communities

    Paul De Wit - Land Commission of Liberia, European Union

     

    The Land Commission (LC) is undertaking inventory work on land tenure and land use rights that have been acquired, granted or issued by the state over time. It is also assessing the use and management of these rights by its holders, local government structures and public institutions. This work is foundation laying to underpin a number of land sector processes for which the LC has direct responsibility, including: (i) the development of a coherent and holistic future land use policy which may culminate in a national land use plan, (ii) a concession land rights and land use policy as part of an overall concession policy, (iii) the drafting of new property rights legislation to deal with private, public and community land.

    Land Inventory and Land Management  Planning in Sinoe County

    Land Inventory and Land Management Planning in Sinoe County

    Paul De Wit - Land Commission of Liberia, European Union

     

    The Land Commission (LC) is developing methodologies for land inventory and assessment to address a number of challenges confronting the land sector. Some examples of land rights inventorying that is urgently needed are: concessions in the agricultural sector, private use permits in the forest sector, tribal land certificates as part of land administration reform and community land rights as an input in a new real property legal framework. It has adopted a strategy of learning- by-doing. It tests preliminary methodologies in a number of specific sites, and consolidates approaches before rolling these exercises out on a wider scale.

    DECISION Number 35/PUU-X/2012

    DECISION Number 35/PUU-X/2012

    - Indonesian Ministry of Justice

     

    This is the English version of the Indonesian Constitutional Court's decision regarding the 1999 Forestry Law. The court decision decided that customary forests of Indonesia are owned by Indigenous People, and not by the State.

    Pueblos Indígenas de Panamá niegan su Consentimiento a UN-REDD!

    Pueblos Indígenas de Panamá niegan su Consentimiento a UN-REDD!

    AMPB - AMPB

     

    Comunicado de prensa de la Alianza Mesoamericana de Pueblos y Bosques sobre el no consentimiento de COONAPIP al proceso UN-REDD en Panama.

    FPP E-Newsletter February 2013

    FPP E-Newsletter February 2013

    - FPP

     

    News and updates from RRI Partner, Forest Peoples Programme (FPP).

     

    Associated Documents

    FPP E-Newsletter December 2012 English

    FPP E-Newsletter December 2012 English

    - FPP

     

    The December edition of the Forest Peoples Programme E-Newsletter features sections covering civil society concerns about Cameroon's draft of a revised Forest Code, Indigenous orginsations' opposition to Camisea expansion in Peru, palm oil in Liberia, a guest article, and much more. Also available in Spanish, French, and Bahasa.

     

    Associated Documents

    ForestAction Quarterly Update December 2012

    ForestAction Quarterly Update December 2012

    - ForestAction

     

    This is the ForestAction Quarterly News Update for December 2012.

    FPP E-Newsletter October 2012 English

    FPP E-Newsletter October 2012 English

    - FPP

     

    Building a global consensus on how to make the world a better place is hard work. That indigenous peoples now have a voice in global decision-making processes is largely due to their own efforts but we at the Forest Peoples Programme are honoured and enriched by our role supporting and advising this engagement. However, ensuring that the voice of forest peoples and other rural communities is heard globally is likely to get more difficult. The world has just passed a tipping point: more than half the global population now lives in cities, making it that much harder and all the more important to manage forests wisely in ways that secure local livelihoods and respect forest peoples’ rights.

     

    Associated Documents

    AGENDA PRISMA Diálogo Regional Cambio Climático en Centroamérica: Desafíos para la Gobernanza Territorial

    AGENDA PRISMA Diálogo Regional Cambio Climático en Centroamérica: Desafíos para la Gobernanza Territorial

    PRISMA - PRISMA

     

    La región centroamericana es altamente vulnerable al cambio climático. Además, es una región articulada a distintas dinámicas globales con impactos altamente degradantes a raíz de las in-versiones (turismo, exploración y extracción petrolera, construcción de plataforma logística, agrocombustibles y minería). Ambas tendencia tienen fuertes implicaciones para las poblacio-nes locales, sobre todo las comunidades que dependen más de los ecosistemas y recursos natu-rales en los territorios rurales. Estas son dinámicas poco evidenciadas y analizadas, mientras se convierten, cada vez más, en fuentes de nuevas disputas que amenazan los derechos y los me-dios de vida de las comunidades campesinas, pueblos originarios y afrodescendientes.

    Special Report by Financial Times: Doing Business in Liberia

    Special Report by Financial Times: Doing Business in Liberia

    - Financial Times

     

    Discovery of reserves may be a mixed blessing for a country plagued with corruption.

    Special Report by Financial Times: Palm oil producers face Africa challenges

    Special Report by Financial Times: Palm oil producers face Africa challenges

    Xan Rice

     

    Since 2008, governments from Sierra Leone to the Democratic Republic of Congo have awarded concessions for some 1.5m hectares of land for commercial palm oil plantations, mostly to foreign companies. Only a small part of this land, however, is under cultivation while a further 1.3m hectares of land is reportedly being sought.

    Indigenous Peoples’ International Conference on Sustainable Development and Self-Determination

    Indigenous Peoples’ International Conference on Sustainable Development and Self-Determination

    Standing Together for our Food Sovereignty, Traditional Cultures and Ways of Life

    - Tebtebba

     

    Brochure for the Conference of Indigenous Peoples in Rio de Janiero on June 17-19.

    Forest Action Quarterly Updates

    Forest Action Quarterly Updates

    June 2012

     

    This is the ForestAction quarterly news update on forests in Nepal.

    Public Protest Statement by Indigeous Peoples of Costa Rica

    Public Protest Statement by Indigeous Peoples of Costa Rica

    - Indigenous Peoples of Costa Rica

     

    The Indigenous Peoples of Costa Rica have released a public statement of protest against the actions taken by the country's Institute of Agrarian Development (IDA), which recently requested the Constitutional Court to void the Indian Act (Ley Indigena/1977). The Act was created in the 1970s to recognize lands used by indigenous Peoples.

    Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security

    Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security

    - Committee on World Food Security

     

    These Voluntary Guidelines serve as a reference and provide guidance to improve the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests with the overarching goal of achieving food security for all and to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security.

    Letter to Costa Rica's Vice Minister of Environment

    Letter to Costa Rica's Vice Minister of Environment

    - Indigenous Peoples of Costa Rica

     

    The Indigenous Peoples of Costa Rica have addressed a letter to the country's Vice Minster of Environment, protesting the lack of consultation with local communities on the process used to define the National Plan for Forest Development (PNDF).

    Republic of Liberia: Chain Saw Milling Regulation

    Republic of Liberia: Chain Saw Milling Regulation

    - Liberian Forest Development Authority

     

    Framework for the sustainable use, management, and protection of forest resources that balances the commercial, community, and conservation priorities of the Republic of Liberia.

    Timber being transported to the saw mill in Gurupá

    Timber being transported to the saw mill in Gurupá

    - Rights and Resources

     

    Photo from RRI Site Visit in Gurupá, Brazil, May 2012. Photo credit: Luiz Carlos Joels.

    2012: RRI Cameroun propositions d'amelioration de la loi forestiere de 1994

    2012: RRI Cameroun propositions d'amelioration de la loi forestiere de 1994

    The Cameroon Coalition - RRI

     

    Road map for the RRI coalition's contribution to the Cameroonian forest law reform process

    CEJIS, CIRABO, y CIPOAP presentan Anteproyecto de 'Ley de Desarrollo Integral de la Amazonía

    CEJIS, CIRABO, y CIPOAP presentan Anteproyecto de "Ley de Desarrollo Integral de la Amazonía

    - Centro de Estudios Jurídicos

     

    El Indígena central de la región amazónica de Bolivia (CIRABO), los pueblos indígenas nativos de la región amazónica de Pando (CIPOAP) y el Centro de Estudios Jurídicos e Investigación Social (CEJIS) presentan el proyecto de Ley "sobre el Desarrollo de la Amazonía.

    RRI coalition makes its contribution to the Cameroonian forest law reform process

    RRI coalition makes its contribution to the Cameroonian forest law reform process

    Marina France

     

    As a part of ongoing efforts by the Cameroonian Ministry of Forest and Wildlife to revise the country's forest governance laws, the RRI Coalition in Yaounde handed over its recommendations on the theme, "Rights, Tenure and Community Forests."

    Confederation of Autochthonous Peoples of Honduras (CONPAH): Declaration on National REDD+ Activities

    Confederation of Autochthonous Peoples of Honduras (CONPAH): Declaration on National REDD+ Activities

    CONPAH

     

    The Indigenous Peoples Confederation of Honduras (CONPAH) recently issued a strong statement about the lack of consultation related to REDD+ in Honduras.

    Should public or private money finance efforts to save forests?

    Should public or private money finance efforts to save forests?

    Vicky Tauli-Corpuz (Tebtebba) & Scott Poynton (The Forest Trust) debate the status and role of public and private finance to reduce forest loss and degradation on Mongabay.com

    Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, Scott Poynton - TEBTEBBA, The Forest Trust

     

    RRI has partnered with Mongabay.com to present diverging viewpoints from Vicky Tauli-Corpuz (Executive Director, Tebtebba) and Scott Poynton (Executive Director, The Forest Trust) on mongabay.com and ahead of the 11th Dialogue: “The Status and Role of Public and Private Finance to Reduce Forest Loss and Degradation". Go here to read the full debate: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1010-rri_redd_debate.html

    Land Portal

    Land Portal

    - International Land Coalition

     

    A platform designed and managed by the International Land Coalition to aggregate information sources around the web in an effort to share land related information, help monitor trends, identify information gaps and to promote effective and sustainable land governance.

    Conflict Bibliography

    Conflict Bibliography

    - RECOFTC - The Center for People and Forests

     

    Focusing on conflict in the context of community forestry in the Asia-Pacific region, the RECOFTC Conflict Bibliography stores a collection of more than 100 available publications ranging from case studies to toolkits.

    2011: Declaración de Iquitos

    2011: Declaración de Iquitos

    No hay REDD+ sin Territorios, Derechos y Autonomía de los Pueblos Indígenas

    CONACAMI

     

    Reunidos en Iquitos (Perú), del 25 al 29 de abril del 2011, durante el Taller Nacional “Crisis Climática, Redd+ y Redd Indígena” organizado por COICA y AIDESEP, las ocho organizaciones regionales, federaciones y comunidades representativas de los pueblos indígenas amazónicos, con la solidaridad de CONACAMI, manifestamos lo siguiente en relación a los procesos señalados, la situación nacional y los derechos colectivos de nuestros pueblos y comunidades.

    Land Tenure Center Library

    Land Tenure Center Library

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    - Land Tenure Center, Nelson Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison

     

    The Land Tenure Center (LTC) works to improve environmental sustainability in developing countries, where extraordinary biological and cultural diversity often coincides with acute poverty. Environmental sustainability is vital for the poor, who depend heavily on natural resources and ecosystem services and are likely to suffer disproportionately from disease and hardship when the environment is degraded. Linking poverty alleviation to environmental conservation is complex and requires good governance and sound institutions. For this reason, LTC stresses local collaboration and a multi-disciplinary approach to research and training.

    Minds@UW

    Minds@UW

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    - Land Tenure Center, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

     

    This link takes you to the UW main library, where the entire Land Tenure Center publication collection will soon be available in digitized format and easily searched by theme, country, etc. These publications number in the several hundreds and date back to the 1960s. The process of digitizing is ongoing. Currently more than 200 titles are available.

    FAO Forest Tenure Assessment

    FAO Forest Tenure Assessment

    - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

     

    In the 2005 issue of the Global Forest Resources Assessment, FAO dedicated a specific table for the collection of data and classification of the world's forests into two main categories: public and private (plus one additional category for non-classified forests).

    In addition, FAO is conducting a more detailed assessment on forest tenure, institutional arrangements and management agreements, in order to compile, analyse and disseminate information that is important to the international community and governments when designing policies which are responsive to the increasing role played by stakeholders in the forestry sector. The purpose of this site is to present the findings of this assessment, with the final aim of clarifying and raising awareness about the linkages between forest tenure, sustainable forest management and poverty alleviation.

    Logging Off

    Logging Off

    The online resource for information on Voluntary Parntership Agreements

    - Logging Off

     

    A website set up to "exchange clear, concise and up to date information" on Voluntary Partnership Agreement negotiations, with individual country pages that track VPA negotiations by country. The site is managed by a group of NGOs from European and timber-producing countries.

    Land Resource Action Network

    Land Resource Action Network

    - Land Resource Action Network

     

    A network of researchers and social movements committed to the promotion and advancement of the fundamental rights of individuals and communities to land, and to equitable access to the resources necessary for life with human dignity.

    www.poverty-wellbeing.net

    www.poverty-wellbeing.net

    The platform on livelihoods, equity and empowerment

    - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Intercooperation, Overseas Development Institute

     

    One fifth of the world's population still lives in absolute poverty, and the concerns of poor people continue to feature insufficiently in the design of development policies. Whilst much has been written on the subject, it is not always easy to find material in one place – and particularly clear, succinct information on how development practitioners can shape their field programmes, and their contributions to policy dialogue, in a “pro-poor” manner. The “Poverty – Well-being” platform seeks to provide such information, organised around key themes.