Rights and Resources Initiative

Type: Organization
Name: Rights and Resources Initiative
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

The cheap option on climate change: recognize indigenous rights to forests

Since 2008, governments have invested $1.64 billion in funds to kick-start REDD+, or Reducing Emissions from Deforestationand Degradation, the global effort to conserve the world's forests in order to better mitigate climate change. However, a new report ... [Published Mongabay.com - 14 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

Forest land rights need global focus

Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.But existing initiatives to tackle deforestation were poorly suited to deal with the issue, it added.However, there ... [Published BBC - 7 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

New fund to help indigenous peoples protect forests through land tenure

Pak Maharun, village leader of Desun Gembira in Indonesia, has filed complaints and lawsuits to the government to protect their land from Asia Pulp and Paper, which is clear cutting huge areas of the country’s rainforests and peatlands. Photo by: David ... [Published Devex - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Time to Recognize Community Forest Rights to Combat Climate Change

A helicopter drops water onto a burning peat land area to extinguish the fire in Meranti, Riau province on March 6, 2014. The forests of the Asia-Pacific region cover almost 22 percent of the world’s land area and account for 19 percent of its forests. (EPA ... [Published Jakarta Globe - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Reason for Climate Change Optimism As Forest Strategy Is Validated

Reason for Climate ChangeOptimism As Forest Strategy Is ValidatedAuthor: Ann EspuelasResults from a recent report made it official that indigenous peoples act as good land stewards and vital players in reducing deforestation and combating climate change. ... [Published Ecosystem Marketplace - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 5 reports

Omidyar Network Awards $1.5 Million to Rights and Resources Initiative

The Omidyar Network has announced a $1.5 million grant over eighteen months to the Rights and Resources Initiative , a global coalition of organizations engaged in forest and land policy reform in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.Awarded through ON's Property ... [Published Philanthropy News Digest - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Indonesia to hear indigenous peoples' grievances on land disputes

Community leader in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Rhett A. Butler.Public hearings into alleged violations of indigenous peoples' land rights will open next week in Palu on the island of Sulawesi. This is the beginning of a series of hearings by the Commission ... [Published Mongabay.com - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Securing Rights for People and the Climate in Africa

The just concluded U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit focused attention on Africa’s promises and challenges, including energy, agriculture and the $14 billion in investment pledged by companies . The visiting heads of state—just shy of 50—also discussed climate ... [Published WRI - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Towards a New Co-Existence: On Reframing Our Ecological Crises

How we think about and talk about ecological crises and our role in them form the structures of our responses.  This is why thought forms, concepts, frames as George Lakoff calls them, are all central, form the crux, of attempts to protect species and ... [Published Common Dreams - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

EDITORIAL: It's a jungle (aka rain forest) out there

Environmentalists have sounded the alarm, warning that the rain forests will soon disappear. These unique ecosystems, which include half of the plant and animal species found on Earth, are on the verge of extinction, they say.Fortunately, deforestation ... [Published Washington Times - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

SECURING FOREST RIGHTS, COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE

SECURING FOREST RIGHTS, COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGECommunity Forests: An Undervalued Approach to Climate Change Mitigation  WRI’s Land and Resource Rights project, in partnership with the Rights and Resources Initiative, released a groundbreaking new report, ... [Published EthicalMarkets.com - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Land rights in Latin America: where are the voices of indigenous women?

_ How is deforestation and climate change affecting the lives of indigenous women?Women play a very important role in food production and often have to bear the brunt of the added burden of adapting to climate change in forests and farmland. Natural resource ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 23 2014]

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"We hope this will see other nations listening and willing to learn and move ahead and take similar types of reform in the future."
Recognizing land rights "is a cost-effective way to help prepare countries and the world to implement these forest-based carbon mitigation schemes" Ogden said in an interview. It is also "a human right for these marginalized people", he said
...Rights Mitigates Climate Change " and released jointly by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) in July, "makes a strong case for strengthening the rights of indigenous and local communities over their forests as a policy tool for mitigating climate change."
"The work of RRI is core to our property rights strategy," said Peter Rabley, who heads ON's property rights investments worldwide. "RRI works to open up political and market processes so that indigenous peoples and local communities can confirm and protect their property rights, thereby creating real social and economic opportunities for families and communities all over the world."

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Forest land rights need global focus [Published BBC - 7 hours ago]
New Fund to Build on “Unprecedented Convergence... [Published Inter Press Service - 7 hours ago]
The cheap option on climate change: recognize i... [Published Mongabay.com - 14 hours ago]
Sweden backs new global fund to secure communit... [Published Town Hall - 19 hours ago]
New fund to help indigenous peoples protect for... [Published Devex - Sep 17 2014]
Time to Recognize Community Forest Rights to Co... [Published Jakarta Globe - Aug 28 2014]
Reason for Climate Change Optimism As Forest St... [Published Ecosystem Marketplace - Aug 26 2014]
Omidyar Network Awards $1.5 Million to Rights a... [Published Philanthropy News Digest - Aug 26 2014]
Omidyar Network Supports Local Communities' and... [Published Indianapolis Business Journal - Aug 25 2014]
Omidyar Network Supports Local Communities' and... [Published Stock Nod - Aug 25 2014]
Omidyar Network Supports Local Communities' and... [Published TickerTech.com - Aug 25 2014]
Omidyar Network Supports Local Communities' and... [Published PR Newswire: Financial Services - Aug 25 2014]
Indonesia to hear indigenous peoples' grievance... [Published Mongabay.com - Aug 23 2014]
Securing Rights for People and the Climate in A... [Published WRI - Aug 22 2014]
China and Latin America -- shock and ore [Published China Dialogue - Aug 21 2014]
World Bank and UN carbon offset scheme 'complic... [Published Ecologist - Aug 20 2014]
Reason for Climate Change Optimism as Forest St... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 19 2014]
Towards a New Co-Existence: On Reframing Our Ec... [Published Common Dreams - Aug 18 2014]
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protection critical to fo... [Published Washington Times - Aug 16 2014]
EDITORIAL: It's a jungle (aka rain forest) out ... [Published Washington Times - Aug 13 2014]
SECURING FOREST RIGHTS, COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE [Published EthicalMarkets.com - Jul 31 2014]
Community control of forests could help combat ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 25 2014]
Land rights in Latin America: where are the voi... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 23 2014]
World Bank and UN carbon offset scheme 'complic... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 03 2014]
Status of Forest Carbon Rights and Implications... [Published Zunia.org RSS - Apr 09 2014]
Study Warns of Possible REDD+ Land Grab [Published The Borneo Project - Apr 04 2014]
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Omidyar Network Supports Local Communities' and... [Published PR Newswire: Financial Services - Aug 25 2014]
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omidyar Network announced today a grant of $1.5 million USD to support the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit organization that works globally to increase the security ...
SECURING FOREST RIGHTS, COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE [Published EthicalMarkets.com - Jul 31 2014]
SECURING FOREST RIGHTS, COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGECommunity Forests: An Undervalued Approach to Climate Change Mitigation  WRI’s Land and Resource Rights project, in partnership with the Rights and Resources Initiative, released a groundbreaking new report, ...
Status of Forest Carbon Rights and Implications... [Published Zunia.org RSS - Apr 09 2014]
The Rights and Resources Initiative is pleased to announce the release of its latest research on the challenges of establishing carbon rights and its implications on Indigenous Peoples and local communities.The brief, Status of Forest Carbon Rights and ...
Study Warns of Possible REDD+ Land Grab [Published The Borneo Project - Apr 04 2014]
A new report by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) found that REDD+, the UN program to reduce global carbon emissions, may be putting indigenous communities at risk, jeopardizing local land rights and laying the groundwork for large-scale “carbon ...
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