Rights and Resources Initiative

Type: Organization
Name: Rights and Resources Initiative
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Why Community Land Rights Belong in the Sustainable Development Goals

A U.N. working group of 70 member states recently adopted a proposed set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to succeed the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set to expire in 2015. Building on the MDGs, the “post-2015” SDGs will aim to eradicate ... [Published WRI - 8 hours ago]
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 - 4 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 - 1 reports

Protecting Community Forests Is a Major Tool in Climate Fight, Study Says

: Expanding and strengthening the community forest rights of indigenous groups and rural residents can make a major contribution to sequestering carbon and reducing CO2 emissions from deforestation, according to a new report[1]. The World Resources Institute[2] ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Forest Rights Offer Major Opportunity to Counter Climate Change

Active Citizens , Advancing Deserts , Biodiversity , Civil Society , Climate Change , Development & Aid , Economy & Trade , Energy , Environment , Food & Agriculture , Global Governance , Green Economy , Headlines , Indigenous Rights , Natural Resources ... [Published Inter Press Service - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Strengthening Community Forest Rights is Critical Tool to Fight Climate Change, Says Major New Report

Community forests around the world hold 37.7 billion tonnes of carbon Contact InformationAvailable for logged-in reporters onlyNewswise — WASHINGTON (July 24, 2014) —Strengthening community forest rights is an essential strategy to reduce billions of ... [Published Newswise - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Give forests to local people to preserve them - environment - 24 July 2014

The best way to protect rainforests is to keep people out, right? Absolutely not. The best way to keep the trees, and prevent the carbon in them from entering the atmosphere, is by letting people into the forests: local people with the legal right to ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 24 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]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

ADVISORY: Report Launch: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change

WASHINGTON—The World Resources Institute (WRI) and Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) will host a launch event for the new report, Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change , on July ... [Published WRI - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

By defending against land...

Posted Jul. 3, 2014 / Posted by: Jeff ConantTwo weeks ago, we asked Friends of the Earth members to sign a petition asking British palm oil company EPO and Malaysian palm oil company KLK to respect the demand of  Liberian communities to end their operations ... [Published Friends of the Earth - Jul 07 2014]

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Starbucks Sustainability Director Jim Hanna told the paper, "What we are really seeing as a company as we look 10, 20, 30 years down the road - if conditions continue as they are - is a potentially significant risk to our supply chain, which is the Arabica coffee bean."

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Why Community Land Rights Belong in the Sustain... [Published WRI - 8 hours ago]
The Overlooked Group of Climate Change Fighters [Published Huffington Post Canada - 15 hours ago]
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]
The important role of community forests [Published Environmental News Network - Jul 25 2014]
Strengthen Community Forest Rights to Fight Cli... [Published Resilience - Jul 25 2014]
Community control of forests could help combat ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 25 2014]
True stewards: new report says local communitie... [Published Mongabay.com - Jul 25 2014]
Protecting Community Forests Is a Major Tool in... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 24 2014]
To cut carbon emissions, give communities right... [Published AlertNet - Jul 24 2014]
Community Forests: An Undervalued Approach to C... [Published WRI - Jul 24 2014]
Give people their land, cut global emissions [Published Eco-Business - Jul 24 2014]
Give forests to local people to preserve them -... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 24 2014]
Strengthening Community Forest Rights is Critic... [Published Newswise - Jul 24 2014]
Forest Rights Offer Major Opportunity to Counte... [Published Inter Press Service - Jul 24 2014]
Give forests to local people to preserve them [Published New Scientist - Jul 24 2014]
Community forestry helps save the climate [Published Deutsche Welle - Jul 24 2014]
Land rights in Latin America: where are the voi... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 23 2014]
ADVISORY: Report Launch: How Strengthening Comm... [Published WRI - Jul 18 2014]
Q&A: Why Are Community Forests So Important? [Published WRI - Jul 17 2014]
By defending against land... [Published Friends of the Earth - Jul 07 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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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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