Rights and Resources Initiative

Type: Organization
Name: Rights and Resources Initiative
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 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 Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Indigenous Rights Help Prevent Deforestation

A report by the World Resources Institute and the Rights and Resources Initiative concludes that autonomous decision-making by native peoples results in improved community benefits and greater carbon storage. SocialFunds.com -- About 11% of global greenhouse ... [Published Social Funds - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 2 reports

Community control of forests could help combat climate change

GOVERNMENTS are failing to take advantage of a potent opportunity to counter climate change by strengthening local land tenure rights and laws, data suggests.Analysis suggests that in areas formally overseen by local communities, deforestation rates are ... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 03 2014 - Updated Aug 03 2014 - 1 reports

newscientist.com/article/mg2232…

Watching over the forest (Image: Massimiliano Clausi/laif/Camerapress)"FOR the Wapichan, our forests are our life." Nicholas Fredericks, a local leader of these indigenous South American people, peers out from his village into the bush. "Outsiders have ... [Published New Scientist - Aug 03 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 03 2014 - 2 reports

Climate, forests, and peoples

Protecting community and indigenous tenure over forests has enormous potential to preserve healthy forests and prevent deforestationHow do you solve a wicked problem like climate change? The truth is that no single country or approach can succeed in overcoming ... [Published Rappler - Aug 03 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 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Local people preserve the environment better than governments

"FOR the Wapichan, our forests are our life." Nicholas Fredericks, a local leader of these indigenous South American people, peers out from his village into the bush. "Outsiders have a financial view of the land," he says. "They see our forests as money. ... [Published New Scientist - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 2 reports

allAfrica.com: Africa: To Cut Carbon Emissions, Give Communities Rights to Forest Land

Giving forest communities secure rights to their land is an effective but underused way to limit carbon emissions from deforestation, a report showed on Thursday. Communities are far more likely to stop trees being cut down than governments or business, ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 5 reports

To Fight Climate Change We Need to Protect the People Who Live in the Rainforest

Image:  Agencia BrazilSierra Club founder John Muir was an old sort of environmentalist, one that never looked at worldwide carbon emissions, but instead was enthralled with nature itself and its restorative powers. If people actually engaged with the ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 4 reports

To cut carbon emissions, give communities rights to forest land - report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Giving forest communities secure rights to their land is an effective but underused way to limit carbon emissions from deforestation, a report showed on Thursday.Communities are far more likely to stop trees being ... [Published AlertNet - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 3 reports

Community Forests: An Undervalued Approach to Climate Change Mitigation

Deforestation and other land changes produce about 11 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions globally. A new report reveals an undervalued and often-overlooked strategy for curbing these emissions—strengthening the rights of forest communities.Governments ... [Published WRI - Jul 24 2014]

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...Although REDD has its share of critics, it's clear that it's working, and WRI/RRI study backs that up, stating, "payments under REDD+ could incentivize governments to reform their legal frameworks and strengthen community forest rights if they are an integral part of a REDD+ agreement and implementation plan."
"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."
"We are very excited about this new collaboration with Omidyar Network and the potential to benefit the millions of people whose lives and livelihoods are inextricably linked to the world's forests that it brings" said Andy White
...livelihoods are inextricably linked to the world's forests that it brings," said Andy White, coordinator of the Rights and Resources Initiative. "Their innovative investment strategy and expertise in using technology to advance the greater good is an opportunity for all of us working in the property rights sector to raise the level of our game, and the level of our impact."

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Time to Recognize Community Forest Rights to Co... [Published Jakarta Globe - 17 hours ago]
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]
Indigenous Rights Help Prevent Deforestation [Published Social Funds - Aug 05 2014]
Community control of forests could help combat ... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Aug 04 2014]
Native Sun News: Report outlines benefits of in... [Published Indianz - Aug 04 2014]
newscientist.com/article/mg2232… [Published New Scientist - Aug 03 2014]
Climate, forests, and peoples [Published Rappler - Aug 03 2014]
Community forests help cut pollution and defore... [Published SciDev.Net - Aug 02 2014]
Why Community Land Rights Belong in the Sustain... [Published WRI - Aug 01 2014]
The Overlooked Group of Climate Change Fighters [Published Huffington Post Canada - Aug 01 2014]
SECURING FOREST RIGHTS, COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE [Published EthicalMarkets.com - Jul 31 2014]
Local people preserve the environment better th... [Published New Scientist - Jul 30 2014]
Forest Loss and Climate: Empowering Communities... [Published LiveScience.com - Jul 30 2014]
Brazil’s indigenous tribes: The low cost soluti... [Published Responding to Climate Change - Jul 28 2014]
allAfrica.com: Africa: To Cut Carbon Emissions,... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 27 2014]
Africa: To Cut Emissions, Give Communities Righ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 26 2014]
To Fight Climate Change We Need to Protect the ... [Published Motherboard Magazine - Jul 25 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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