Secure rights for forest futures: closing the implementation gap in forest tenure security
Where indigenous peoples and local communities hold secure rights, forests are less likely to be degraded or destroyed, providing better protection than even legally protected areas. However, in many countries, there is a substantial gap in tenure security for community lands.
To highlight recent solutions for closing the implementation gap, GLF is teaming up with its newest charter member Climate Focus, to offer a Digital Summit on the role of forest rights. Speakers will share recent research findings and their own experience. Particularly, research from the LandMark initiative, which shed light on the nature of the implementation gaps in 14 countries and research from IIED, which tracked progress on empowering forest-linked communities.
Join us to learn how we work together to secure rights to protect landscapes and empower local communities to ensure healthy landscapes.
- Moderator: Ingrid Schulte, Land use consultant and NYDF Assessment coordinator, Climate Focus
- Fabrice Dubertret, World Resources Institute/LandMark
- James Mayers, Director, Natural Resources, International Institute for Environment and Development
- Hindou Oumar Ibrahim, Association of Indigenous Peul Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT)
- Highlight the role of rights in healthy landscapes
- Present high-level findings on the area of legally recognized and documented community land
- Discuss implications for spurring progress toward full legal recognition
- Showcase current progress towards empowering forest-linked communities and the mechanisms to do so