Land rights offer a path to a restored planet and a secure future for all.

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Climate change is the gravest challenge humanity faces, endangering peace and prosperity, food security, and the full enjoyment of human rights for every person on earth. We all experience the effects. But people living in poverty feel them the most harshly. Climate change and poverty are now so deeply intertwined that we must solve them together.

Building climate resilience through land rights…

Climate change devastates communities, degrades ecosystems, destroys livelihoods, and deepens existing gender and social inequalities. At Landesa, we leverage land rights as a powerful tool to flip the script toward resilient environments and thriving communities. Explore our work growing the path to climate justice through land rights.
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…for people and planet.

Climate justice starts with secure land rights. Landesa recognizes the people most impacted by climate change are also those already galvanizing solutions. We champion women, Indigenous Peoples, and youth in this fight by securing and strengthening their land rights – a powerful solution to build equity and mitigate climate change.
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To Avert the Next Humanitarian Crisis, Empower Women and Girls

May 19, 2023

Women and girls are resilient agents of change – and their potential to respond to all crises, from conflict to climate change, is accelerated when they enjoy secure rights to land.

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United Nations committee publishes landmark statement on land and human rights

February 07, 2023

This General Comment marks a historic juncture: the first comprehensive statement from a human rights treaty-monitoring body on the relationship between land and human rights.

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At COP27, a Call to Root Climate Action and Justice in Land Rights for Women and Rural Communities

November 07, 2022

In Bangladesh’s Sundarbans, life revolves around coastal mangrove forests. But as climate change effects worsen, livelihoods are under threat. Read about what global actors at COP27 can do amid the deepening climate crisis.

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