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We can’t tackle climate change without indigenous people

Rachel McMonagle, Landesa's Climate Change and Land Tenure Specialist, urges the Biden Administration to put Indigenous Peoples’ rights and expertise at the forefront of climate change solutions.

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February 04, 2021

Eight Breakthroughs for Land Rights in 2020

2020 was a tough year on many fronts, and land rights were no exception. COVID-19 hindered land rights advocates from doing field research, meeting with government officials, prioritizing policy initiatives, and obtaining funding. Despite these headwinds, we have seen important advances, and the field continues to grow. Here are eight breakthroughs in 2020 to celebrate.

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January 21, 2021

Global Land Risks and Opportunities in Corporate Supply Chains

Land-related risks are vastly underappreciated by corporate and environmental attorneys representing clients around the globe. This article seeks to raise the profile of land issues so that attorneys can better advise clients who might unwittingly trip into significant legal, financial, and operational peril by not fully appreciating how land risks lurk in supply chains and operations.

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January 11, 2021

OPINION: Why governments should strengthen land rights for women and youth

To mark International Human Rights Day, Landesa's Tizai Mauto and women's land rights & gender expert Grace Ananda explore a few of the most pernicious inequalities to surface from the COVID-19 pandemic, and a common challenge they share: insecure rights to land.

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December 10, 2020

Gender Equality: Women, Land, and Data

Closing a data gap may seem technocratic and boring. But the social and economic empowerment prospects of more than one billion largely poor women who lack secure, legal land and property rights hinges on the success of these efforts.

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November 25, 2020