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 Agriculture, and create opportunities for women to invest in their land.
According to researchers, the world lost 46,000 square miles of forest in 2019, which is roughly an area the size of a soccer field every six seconds. These forests shelter a vast amount of plant and animal species, offer livelihoods for indigenous and local communities, and store carbon necessary to mitigate climate change, and the destruction of them is preventable. With strong land rights, women and men across the globe can slow down deforestation and contribute to restoring forests.
Please click here to read the full policy brief.