Rights and Resources Initiative

Type: Organization
Name: Rights and Resources Initiative
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

APP-China has historic land rights issues, APP welcomes report, resolves to address

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 16-Oct-2014WASHINGTON, DC (17 October 2014) -- A new report reveals that Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), one of the world's 10 largest pulp and paper companies with over US$20 billion in assets, is facing significant challenges due to ... [Published EurekAlert! - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

3 Maps Show Importance of Local Communities in Forest Conservation

Local communities are key to protecting the world’s last remaining forests. Indigenous peoples and local communities hold legal or official rights to one-eighth of the world’s forests, about 513 million hectares (1.3 billion acres). A recent report by ... [Published WRI - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

Phantom Menace

By Nicholas LongPerhaps it is the size of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or its strife-torn history that fires the imagination, but people seem to believe any statistical claim made about the central African country.Take for example the assertion, ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Let’s govern world’s forests better

More than a century ago Gifford Pinchot, first Chief of the United States (US) Forest Service, reflected to some international forestry colleagues that most war-both small and large- were fought not over ideology, but over natural resources. He mused ... [Published Millennium Post - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Bring social justice in from the cold as we get closer to a global climate change deal

Bangladesh: threatened by climate change. EPAThe UN Climate Summit in New York brought together politics, business and civil society to build up momentum for major climate change talks in Paris next year. After the disappointments of the acrimonious ... [Published Conversation UK - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 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 - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

World in a week: presidential U-turn on foreign workers ban in South Sudan

South Sudan has banned all foreign workers, including aid workers, and ordered they be replaced by locals. Photograph: NICHOLE SOBECKI/AFP/ Good week forPartners for Possibility , an education NGO, has won an international award for Innovative and ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Empowering indigenous people effective to tackle climate change and deforestation – report

Friday, September 19th, 2014 ByBlue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. .The Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) and the Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education have argued ... [Published Blue & Green Tomorrow - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 4 reports

Mitigating Climate Change Means Securing Community Land Rights, Says New RRI Report

Mitigating Climate ChangeMeans Securing CommunityLand Rights, Says New RRI ReportAlthough securing legal land rights for indigenous and local communities means more sustainable development and a stable global climate, the process is complicated, expensive ... [Published Ecosystem Marketplace - Sep 19 2014]
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 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Omidyar Network Supports Local Communities' and Indigenous Peoples' Land Rights and Enhanced Transparency through Grant to Rights and Resources Initiative

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 ... [Published PR Newswire: Financial Services - Aug 25 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]

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Aida Greenbury, APP's managing director for sustainability and stakeholder engagement said, "APP recognizes that these are first steps and that, as with the wider Forest Conservation Policy, there is a longer journey ahead. Throughout this process, the company welcomes feedback from stakeholders everywhere, and will publish regular updates on its progress."
...in agronomists, vets, trucks, tractors, silos, fertilisers and improved seeds, said one agricultural consultant who wished to remain anonymous. "The little guy gets pushed out of marketing grains, but would now have a means of getting fruit and vegetables and specialty items to a larger market" he suggested
A New York Times op-ed by Yale atmospheric chemistry professor Nadine Unger caused a stir last week when it argued that "large-scale increases in forest cover can actually make global warming worse" and warned against UN funding for forestry...
"It is linked to existing international infrastructure to ensure it does not duplicate what is already available" he said

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APP-China has historic land rights issues, APP ... [Published EurekAlert! - Oct 17 2014]
3 Maps Show Importance of Local Communities in ... [Published WRI - Oct 15 2014]
Phantom Menace [Published Individual.com - Oct 06 2014]
Phantom Menace [Published AllAfrica.com - Oct 06 2014]
This Week In Forest Carbon: Marching For Forests [Published Ecosystem Marketplace - Oct 03 2014]
Let’s govern world’s forests better [Published Millennium Post - Sep 26 2014]
Bring social justice in from the cold as we get... [Published Conversation UK - Sep 24 2014]
World in a week: presidential U-turn on foreign... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 19 2014]
Empowering indigenous people effective to tackl... [Published Blue & Green Tomorrow - Sep 19 2014]
Ecuador Shows Why Communities and the Climate N... [Published WRI - Sep 19 2014]
Mitigating Climate Change Means Securing Commun... [Published Ecosystem Marketplace - Sep 19 2014]
Forest land rights need global focus [Published BBC - Sep 19 2014]
New Fund to Build on “Unprecedented Convergence... [Published Inter Press Service - Sep 19 2014]
The cheap option on climate change: recognize i... [Published Mongabay.com - Sep 18 2014]
Sweden backs new global fund to secure communit... [Published Town Hall - Sep 18 2014]
New fund to help indigenous peoples protect for... [Published Devex - Sep 17 2014]
Omidyar Network Supports Local Communities' and... [Published PR Newswire: Financial Services - Aug 25 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]
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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, ...
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