Publications

Regenerating the diversity of terraced landscapes through food sovereignty

Food sovereignty is a radical alternative to conventional approaches to development and environmental conservation. By putting farmers and peoples at the centre, food sovereignty allows the traditional custodians of terraced landscapes to regenerate a diversity of local ecologies, economies, and cultures as part of a new modernity. After briefly describing the origins and history of food sovereignty, this paper highlights some of the major challenges that need to be addressed to enable the spread of food sovereignty in terraced landscapes and their associated territories.  Read more ▸

ICCA Consortium Policy Brief no 5

The term ‘inclusive conservation’ has recently been adopted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in its 2018-2020 programme for biodiversity financing. In this context, the ICCA Consortium proposes a definition of ‘inclusive conservation’ and specific recommendations for legislators, policy makers and other conservation actors willing to pursue it. Read more ▸

Collective Land Ownership in the 21st Century: Overview of Global Trends

Statutory recognition of rural communities as collective owners of their lands is substantial, expanding, and an increasingly accepted element of property relations. The conventional meaning of property in land is changing, allowing for a greater diversity of attributes without impairing legal protection. Article by Liz Alden Wily Read more ▸

Community Investor Negotiation Guides

Namati has recently launched the Community-Investor Negotiation Guides. These two first-of-their-kind resources support communities and frontline advocates to prepare for — and if they so wish, to engage in — empowered contract negotiations with investors seeking to use community lands and natural resources. Read more ▸

New report by the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

In her recent report, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples expresses her grave concern at the drastic increase in attacks and acts of violence against, criminalization of and threats aimed at indigenous peoples, particularly those arising in the context of large-scale projects involving extractive industries, agribusiness, infrastructure, hydroelectric dams and logging.  Read more ▸

Special Issue of PARKS on OECMs

The IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas has just released a special issue of its peer-reviewed journal PARKS: The International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation, focusing on Other-Effective Conservation Measures (OECMs). Read more ▸

The Community Conservation Resilience Initiative 2018 Report

The aim of the CCRI is to provide policy advice about effective and appropriate support for community conservation as part of the implementation of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) 2011-2020 Strategic Plan, and to highlight that the rights of Indigenous peoples, local communities and women over their lands and territories must be upheld and supported. This report outlines the work in 12 countries. Read more ▸