Securing rights as a climate change mitigation strategy

Watch this Discussion Forum on the first day of the Global Landscapes Forum 2014, in Lima, Peru, during COP20. The new report Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change by RRI and WRI is the most comprehensive analysis to date that links legal recognition and government protection of Indigenous Peoples and community forest rights with reductions in carbon pollution. This research shows that clear and secure property rights for Indigenous Peoples and local communities have increased capacity to achieve forest protection and restoration on national-level. This session summarizes the recent RRI/WRI report and GEM presents findings on the processes and factors that underlie the emergence, diffusion, and effectiveness of community forest rights and institutions in developing countries. Policy-makers then discuss the relationship between community forestry and the emerging landscape and climate policy agenda. SpeakersBenjamin CashoreProfessor Yale UniversityTony La ViñaDeanAteneo School of GovernmentCaleb StevensProperty Rights SpecialistLand & Resource Rights initiative, WRI Governance CenterVictoria Tauli-CorpuzSpecial Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoplesUNAndy WhiteCoordinatorRights and Resources Initiative Saturday, 6 December 2014Global Landscapes Forum, Lima, Peru#COP20GLF #ThinkLandscapeFor more information go to:

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