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EU: To End Deforestation, Protect Land Rights; New Law Should Protect Forest-Dependent Communities
The European Commission’s approach to tackle deforestation is likely to fail unless it also protects the land rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities, who hold a large portion of the world’s forests and are key in protecting them.
The Rights Path to Restoration
The world needs a great global forest restoration. But for that to work climatically, socially or ecologically it also needs a global restoration of land rights for forest dwellers. By Fred Pearce.
The Rights Path
The world needs a great global forest restoration. But to succeed, it will require the restoration of the rights of forest dwellers: the people who know forests best and have the most reason to defend and nurture them, says Fred Pearce, award-winning writer and Fern board member.
Response to the Forest Strategy consultation - A world of strong and healthy forests
Ursula von der Leyen is the first European Union (EU) Commission President to publicly recognise how important forests are to life on our planet. But with the climate crisis and biodiversity collapse looming, time is short to turn...
What is community forestry?
Community forestry is when “communities have the right to manage the forest resources upon which they depend, with a view to improving their living conditions.”
Recognising, securing, and enforcing forest communities’ rights is...
Restoring more than forests - SUMMARY REPORT
How rights-based forest restoration can empower communities, recover biodiversity, and tackle the climate crisis
Forest restoration is gaining traction around the world as a key strategy to mitigate climate change and...