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International land deals: who is investing and where - get the data

Over the past few years, so-called "land grabs" have become an increasingly hot topic. But reliable data has been hard to find. Now, an international coalition of NGOs and research groups has published the world's largest database of deals struck since 2000, offering unprecedented detail on who's investing, where and what for. …  

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Community Futures, Legal Architecture: Foundations for Indigenous Peoples in the Global Mining Boom

How are indigenous and local people faring in their dealings with mining and related industries in the first part of the 21st century? The unifying experience in all the resource-rich states covered in the book is the social and economic disadvantage experienced by indigenous peoples and local communities, paradoxically surrounded by wealth-producing projects. Another critical commonality is the role of law. …  

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Biocultural Community Protocols: A Toolkit for Community Facilitators (Natural Justice)

Biocultural community protocols  can serve as a platform for communities to engage with external actors such as government agencies, researchers, NGOs, and the private sector according to their own terms, plans, priorities, and rights and responsibilities. …  

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FOREST PEOPLES: Numbers across the world

By providing estimated figures for indigenous and forest peoples’ populations in countries and regions across the globe, this new Forest Peoples Programme report seeks to raise awareness of the existence of peoples who primarily depend on forests for their livelihoods, and to enhance their visibility as key actors and rights-holders in the management and use of forests and forest resources. …  

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IFCA Pushes for Clarity on Accounting of Forest Carbon Credits

If companies don’t know how to account for carbon credits, they don’t really know how to deal in them – and, with no agreed-on rules for such accounting, each company is following its own rules.  That could cost dearly down the road, which is why the International Forest Carbon Association is pushing for clarity on this issue. 

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Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict - Challenges for Societal Stability

A major peer-reviewed scientific handbook on Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict - Challenges for Societal Stability of more than 900 pages by Springer was written by 61 authors from 21 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and Latin America and edited by: …  

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US Government Investments and Policies to Facilitate Forest Carbon Finance and Markets

Forests are disappearing globally at an alarming rate. Huge amounts of emissions are released into the atmosphere as forests are cleared to make room for other forms of land use. Deforestation and forest degradation are the source of at least 15% to 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions (IPCC, 2007; Van der Werf, 2009). …  

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Finance and Carbon markets Lexicon

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is leading the United States Government’s implementation of its Strategic Choices for United States Fast Start Financing for REDD+.1 To pursue this strategy efficiently requires effective communication between government agencies and public and private sector institutions based on mutual understanding of vocabulary, acronyms, definitions, and vocabulary categories. …  

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Key findings and opportunities for REDD+ in Ecuador: an abbreviated summary of the comprehensive report on the integrated assessment of REDD+ in Ecuador

The Government of Ecuador (GoE) has taken important steps to demonstrate commitment to issues related to conserving forests and forest carbon in general, and more specifically, the various existing and potential opportunities to engage in what is known as reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).1 …  

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Léxico Financiero y de Mercados de Carbono

La agencia norteamericana para el desarrollo internacional USAID (United States Agency for International Development) está dirigiendo al Gobierno de los Estados Unidos en la implementación de su programa de elecciones estratégicas y esfuerzos para retener carbono en bosques y áreas forestales, y promover los beneficios socio-económicos y la biodiversidad (Strategic Choices for United States Fast Start Financing for REDD+)1. …  

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