• Sunday, 23 June 2019
  • 09:00-10:30 UTC+02:00
  • Room: Saal Maritim

Promoting land tenure reform and supportive legal frameworks across levels and sectors

Saal Maritim

This event will tackle questions related to the integration of tenure rights into regional landscape development planning. Representatives from Indigenous Peoples and local communities (IPLCs), as well as civil society stakeholders and government delegates, will review key measures necessary for effective collaboration among various sectors of society.

The session will focus attention on the importance of reconnecting human prosperity and ecosystem resilience to secure land tenure for Indigenous Peoples and local communities. This has become particularly important, given the severe effects of climate change, habitat loss, and land degradation as well as social disruption and inequality. Although much of the land occupied by Indigenous Peoples around the world is under Indigenous customary ownership, many governments recognize only a fraction of this land as being formally or legally belonging to Indigenous Peoples. Yet, legally recognized and secure land and resource rights are fundamental to achieving peace, prosperity, and sustainability

This session will include local and Indigenous community members, including members from the Governors Climate and Forests Task Force from Indonesia (Papua) and Peru (Loreto/Madre de Dios). They will share their progress, as well as challenges, in implementing tenure agreements and dealing with deforestation driven by illegal extractive activities and agribusinesses expansion.

Co-sponsoring organisations:
Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN),
Sociedad Peruana de derecho Ambiental (SPDA)
Foundation for Community Initiatives (FCI)
Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF)
United Nations Development Programme