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Secure Land Rights: A Sustainable Solution at the Intersection of Climate Change and COVID-19

September 23, 2020

COVID-19 and climate change are impacting all of us, but the dual disasters have a disproportionate impact on communities in emerging economies. These impacts are felt most acutely in rural areas, especially among indigenous communities and minority groups, and by women and others who are marginalized within those groups. Land rights were already crucial for food security, identity, and survival; but COVID-19 and climate change make land rights an increasingly vital solution in rural areas.

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Their land, our future: To arrest the climate crisis, we need a democratic overhaul

December 02, 2019

Both the climate crisis and inequality require a democratic overhaul. Governments globally should start by turning over legal control of land and natural resources to local communities and indigenous land users. Their rights are key to survival for all of us.

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Landesa advocates for land rights before UN Committee

October 22, 2019

Last week, Landesa's Beth Roberts spoke before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights about land as a human right.

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