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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
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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.
why we do it

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Field Focus Blog

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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Land and Climate Conversations

October 24, 2022

In November, the world gathers in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27). To elevate the voices of our local partners, Landesa spoke with a few of our partners about climate change themes in their work.

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Land Tenure: A Cross-Cutting Solution for Poverty, Climate Change, and Women’s Rights

October 13, 2022

If we want to improve lives and alleviate poverty, achieve food security globally, and guarantee human rights and full dignity for all, we must invest in land rights for women.

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