Rights and Resources Initiative

Type: Organization
Name: Rights and Resources Initiative
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 2 reports

Carbon Grab—the Next Natural Resource Dilemma?

A Washington-based human rights organization warns of an unprecedented "carbon grab" by governments and investors that will infringe upon the rights of indigenous peoples in low- and middle-income countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa.Research conducted ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Status of Forest Carbon Rights and Implications for Communities, the Carbon Trade, and REDD+ Investments

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 ... [Published Zunia.org RSS - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Study Warns of Possible REDD+ Land Grab

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 ... [Published The Borneo Project - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Consumer backlash threatens investors who ignore land rights

A Zimbabwean farm worker prepares the morning meal for his family at a camp for displaced people after homes and the land where they worked were seized in a land redistribution programme. June 27, 2002. REUTERS/Howard BurdittWASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters ... [Published TrustMedia - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 22 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 1 reports

Summary of the Fifteenth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change | 19 March 2014 | Washington, DC, US

The Fifteenth Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) Dialogue on Forests, Governance, and Climate Change convened at the Newseum in Washington, DC, US, on 19 March 2014, under the theme of “Challenges of Carbon Rights and Implementing the New Warsaw ... [Published IISD - Mar 22 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

March 21: The International Day of Mourning for Destroyed and Stolen Fo...

Posted Mar. 21, 2014 / Posted by: Jeff ConantThe United Nations has declared March 21 the International Day of Forests: a day, in the words of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon , "dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of all types of forests ... [Published Friends of the Earth - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 2 reports

Forest Peoples at risk from 'carbon grab'

A new 'carbon grab' is under way as governments and corporations seize valuable rights to the carbon stored in standing forests, with UN and World Bank support. But there's no benefit for forest communities - who even risk expulsion to make way for 'carbon ... [Published Environmental News Network - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 1 reports

Can REDD+ work without land and carbon rights?

An indigenous kuna woman of Panama looks on as she stands by her house window and residents pass by on Nusadup island at the comarca of Kuna Yala on September 1, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos JassoPanama’s rain forests contain more than 2,300 tree species, one ... [Published TrustMedia - Mar 19 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 1 reports

IISD RS @ Fifteenth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change | 19 March 2014 | Washington, DC, US

IISD RS will provide web coverage from the Fifteenth Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change, on 19 March 2014, from Washington, DC, United States of America. In addition, IISD RS will provide a summary ... [Published IISD - Mar 19 2014]
First reported Mar 12 2014 - Updated Mar 12 2014 - 1 reports

NGOs Recommend Land Ownership Rights For Liberian Women

VENTURES AFRICA – The Network of African Women for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF) and the Foundation for Community Initiatives (FCI) have recommended the extension of land ownership rights to women as Liberia finalizes its new land laws.The ... [Published Ventures Africa - Mar 12 2014]
First reported Feb 14 2014 - Updated Feb 14 2014 - 1 reports

Pace of global land rights reform is slowing, says new report | David Hill

The amount of land owned or designated for use by indigenous peoples and local communities is increasing but at a slower rate than past years, according to a report by global coalition Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)."[The area of land] increased ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Feb 14 2014]
Entities: Telles, Brazil, Peru
First reported Oct 23 2013 - Updated Oct 23 2013 - 1 reports

Community Land Rights Key to Sustainability, Poverty Reduction

According to a recent analysis, one third of lands allocated by governments for commercial concessions are already inhabited and used by local indigenous communities. Read more below to learn how climate change, poverty, and biological diversity suffer ... [Published The Borneo Project - Oct 23 2013]

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"We should weep in solidarity with the millions of displaced, dispossessed and now poverty stricken, formerly forest dependent local communities and indigenous peoples around the world,” writes Menne."
"Every other natural resource investment on the international stage has disenfranchised indigenous Peoples and local communities, but we were hoping REDD would deliver a different outcome. Their rights to their forests may be few and far between, but their rights to the carbon in the forests are non-existent."
Alexandre Corriveau-Bourque, Tenure Analyst for RRI and a lead researcher on this analysis, said: "It is clear that ownership rights and governance are still deeply contested over tangible resources, such as land, forest products, and the minerals under them."
"In 2013 we've seen the EU introduce timber regulations which ban the import of illegal timber," she said. "We've also seen transparency requirements around the revenues paid by oil, gas and mining companies, introduced both into the EU following on from US regulation, whereas, as this report highlights, there is no similar international regulatory frameworks which can be used to help the victims of land-grabbing, or to stop this happening in the future."

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Carbon Grab—the Next Natural Resource Dilemma? [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 10 2014]
Carbon Grab—the Next Natural Resource Dilemma? [Published VOA News - Apr 10 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]
Consumer backlash threatens investors who ignor... [Published TrustMedia - Mar 27 2014]
Summary of the Fifteenth RRI Dialogue on Forest... [Published IISD - Mar 22 2014]
March 21: The International Day of Mourning for... [Published Friends of the Earth - Mar 21 2014]
Carbon-Cutting Initiative May Harm Indigenous C... [Published Inter Press Service - Mar 21 2014]
Forest Peoples at risk from 'carbon grab' [Published Environmental News Network - Mar 20 2014]
Forest Peoples at risk from 'carbon grab' [Published Ecologist - Mar 20 2014]
IISD RS @ Fifteenth RRI Dialogue on Forests, Go... [Published IISD - Mar 19 2014]
Can REDD+ work without land and carbon rights? [Published TrustMedia - Mar 19 2014]
NGOs Recommend Land Ownership Rights For Liberi... [Published Ventures Africa - Mar 12 2014]
Pace of global land rights reform is slowing, s... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Feb 14 2014]
India cuts troubling mining probe short [Published IntelliBriefs - Oct 25 2013]
Community Land Rights Key to Sustainability, Po... [Published The Borneo Project - Oct 23 2013]
Indigenous Rights Affect a Third of... [Published AllAfrica.com - Sep 19 2013]
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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 ...
India cuts troubling mining probe short [Published IntelliBriefs - Oct 25 2013]
By Ed McKenna AsiaTimes 24O13 http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/SOU-01-241013.html NEW DELHI - A nationwide enquiry into illegal mining in India was aborted before it completed its investigation into the failings of the country's mining industry. ...
Community Land Rights Key to Sustainability, Po... [Published The Borneo Project - Oct 23 2013]
According to a recent analysis, one third of lands allocated by governments for commercial concessions are already inhabited and used by local indigenous communities. Read more below to learn how climate change, poverty, and biological diversity suffer ...
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