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Securing Land Rights for Indigenous Peoples & Rural Communities Can Activate Critical Change Agents in the Fight Against Climate Change

Although Indigenous and rural communities are vital to the fight against climate change, in many countries these populations struggle to obtain formal rights over their land. Securing land rights for rightful landholders addresses poverty and climate change together.

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June 29, 2021

The Road to Resilience in a Post-COVID World: Stronger Land Rights for Women

Gender-responsive land tenure and property rights interventions can be an important catalyst in bringing the kind of revolutionary change necessary to correct the existing bias against women and girls, and forge more resilient societies in a post-pandemic world.

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June 18, 2021

Securing Women’s Land Rights: Challenges and Solutions

Secure land tenure is key to eradicating poverty, increasing agricultural investment and ensuring food security, and is an essential element of climate action and climate resilience. Yet women have far weaker rights to land than men.

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May 22, 2021

“Land rights are the foundation that enables the realization of all the other Sustainable Development Goals”

Iniciativa Tierra y ODS (Land and SDG Initiative) spoke with Diana Fletschner about the land-related SDG commitments, what has been accomplished thus far, and what must be done in order to achieve them by 2030.

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May 13, 2021

How to prioritize women’s rights in renewable energy push

The rapid and crucial shift from fossil fuels to renewables has witnessed a familiar trend: Women — especially rural and indigenous women — are severely marginalized in decisions about land use.

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April 29, 2021