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.
What we do

…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.
why we do it

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The Right to Steward: Protecting People and Planet in Asia’s Mangrove Forests

May 07, 2024

The lives of Chumpou Khmao’s residents are woven into the roots of their mangrove forests. With the support necessary to gain secure rights, they can steward their forests to flourish for generations.

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Nature-based carbon offsetting project incentives: An unintended form of social harm?

December 04, 2023

Nature-based emission-reduction projects must ensure that their benefit sharing arrangements properly account for and transparently compensate local stakeholders for their labor and resources used in planting and managing trees.

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No Climate Justice Without “Us”

November 27, 2023

Civil society representatives across Asia and Africa met in Dhaka this October to talk about the growing impact of climate change on land-based rural people across Asia and Africa. They crafted the ‘Dhaka Declaration,’ which calls on governments to center rural people, including women, youth, and Indigenous Peoples, in climate change policy.

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