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ETFRN News 60 | Publication volume of articles ‘Restoring African Drylands’

Publication of volume of articles on ‘Restoring African Drylands’ The European Tropical Forest Research Network and Tropenbos International have published a volume of articles on ‘Restoring African Drylands’ (December 2020) in ETFRN News 60, edited by Nick Pasiecznik and… Read More

Landesa | Secure Land Rights: A Sustainable Solution at the Intersection of Climate Change and COVID-19

In this blog on Skoll Foundation, Rachel McMongagle addresses the dual crisis of climate change and COVID-19. “COVID-19 and climate change are impacting all of us, but the dual disasters have a disproportionate impact on communities in emerging… Read More

RRI | New research by the Rights and Resources Initiative

The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) has shared three new technical analyses to serve as a roadmap to scale up land tenure reforms globally. The launch of these analyses is intended to influence donors, policy makers, negotiators, and… Read More

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | PhD position Biodiversity Conservation in Times of Climate Change

Deadline for application: 24 August 2020 Are you willing to contribute to the implementation of the global biodiversity targets using an interdisciplinary perspective? Please apply at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.The PhD student will perform an interdisciplinary study how biodiversity… Read More

Landesa | Podcast on Desertification & Drought

In a conversation to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, Landesa’s Beth Roberts and Shipra Deo discuss the ways in which rural women are burdened by the effects of land degradation, and how securing their… Read More

Landesa | Policy Recommendations for Climate Action Through Land Tenure Security

Landesa has released a new policy brief detailing the ways that stronger land rights for people living in rural areas can improve climate mitigation efforts, contribute to the success of Community Forest Groups, encourage adoption of Climate Smart… Read More

LANDac | Online Encounter 2020 Preliminary Programme Available

The preliminary programme of the LANDac Online Encounter 2020 is now available on our website! Download the programme here.

UNCCD | Global Land Outlook: UNCCD Commissions Working Papers and Policy Briefs on Land Restoration

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management. The UNCCD is commissioning a small number of working papers for the second edition of… Read More

VVI Research Report and Policy Brief | Land and Climate Change: Rights and Environmental Displacement in Mozambique

A new research report and policy brief by Carolien Jacobs and Bernardo Almeida (2020) from the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society (VVI). Mozambique is a country prone to natural disasters such as floods and cyclones,… Read More

Elsevier, World Development | Climate change and land: Insights from Myanmar

In a recently published paper (2020), Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Jennifer C. Franco and Zau Nam outline the (political) links between climate change and land. You can read the full paper (open access) here. Abstract: Climate change and… Read More