Land Matters: How Securing Community Land Rights Can Slow Climate Change and Accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals

first_imgIndigenous peoples and other rural communities’ stewardship of Earth’s natural resources supports as many as 2.5 billion people with food, water, fuelwood and other essential materials. Diolo Celine harvests leaves from Gnetum spp. (okok) in the village of Minwoho, Lekié, Center Region, Cameroon. Photo by Ollivier Girard/CIFOR,The procedures to secure formal land rights are often complex, difficult and costly, and can stretch over decades. Photo by Juan Carlos Huayllapuma/CIFOR,Securing collective land rights offers a low-cost, high-reward investment for developing country governments and their partners to meet national development objectives and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Photo by Alex Berger/Flickrlast_img

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