New Community Land Recognition for 2030


The Sustainable Development Goals finally include recognition of the need to secure collective forest and land tenure and rights for economic, social and environmental sustainability and, importantly, for social justice.  Rights and Resources Initiative annual State of Forest Tenure Rights report — just out — defines this goal concretely:

First, by 2030, at least 50% of total forest area in Low and Middle Income Countries are owned or designated for use by Indigenous Peoples and local communities

Further, rights to conserve, manage, use and traditional forest products and services are recognized in 100% of Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’  lands in these countries

Closing the Gap: Strategies and scale needed to secure rights and save forests


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