Recognizing Indigenous and Community Land Rights: Priority Steps to Advance Development and Mitigate Climate Change.

Another new report, this time by Tebtebba:  Recognizing Indigenous and Community Land Rights: Priority Steps to Advance Development and Mitigate Climate Change.

This report demonstrates how recognizing community land rights is a cost-effective way to address a host of social, environmental, and development challenges.

Interestingly, despite the adoption of the Voluntary Guidelines for Responsible Governance of Tenure,

research shows that there has been a global “slowdown” in the legal recognition of community land rights since 2008. Between 2002 and 2007, approximately three times more pro-community legislation was passed than between 2008 and 2013, and the legislation passed in the second period was substantively weaker, with no cases of legislation recognizing rights of ownership.

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