Youth in Landscapes Charter Document

This charter is a document that details the vision, mission, and governance of the Youth in Landscape (YIL) Initiative. It has been created by those who have participated in the founding of YIL and by newer members of YIL leadership.

YIL – Charter document

UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration 2021 – 2030 Initiative proposed by El Salvador with the support of countries from the Central American Integration System (SICA)

During the Bonn Challenge 3.0 high-level meeting in Brazil in March 2018, El Salvador indicated its intention to seek the proclamation of the “UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration 2021 – 2030”. This concept note sets out the context, rationale and purpose of this initiative. The distribution of this concept note is intended to reach the international community including governmental and non-governmental actors, UN agencies, and civil society.

GLF Bonn 2019 Concept Note: Rights in the landscape

Join us in Bonn on June 22–23 alongside the inter-sessional climate talks where the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) will focus the world’s attention on the fundamental importance of rights to address the current environmental crisis. In accelerating action toward creating landscapes that are productive, prosperous, equitable and resilient, the GLF is building its reach to 1 billion people across the world. Together, through collaborative leadership, the world’s largest knowledge-based, multi-sector platform for sustainable landscapes will create a force for positive change by realizing a vision of what can be achieved by a global community working together.

In Bonn, the GLF will explore the essential contributions of indigenous peoples, local communities, and rural and indigenous women and youth in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Agreement on climate change, highlighting the transformative role of rights and rights-based approaches for securing a more just, sustainable and prosperous future for all.

GLF Kyoto 2019 Concept Note: Climate, Landscapes and Lifestyles

From May 8-12, the world’s leading experts on climate change will gather in Kyoto, Japan, 22 years after the signing of the Kyoto Protocol, the first legally binding treaty to cut greenhouse gases. Scheduled to coincide with Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) plenary meetings on the “2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories,” the upcoming Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) conference will attract 300 delegates with tens of thousands more engaged in interactive online sessions and guest video addresses around the world. GLF Kyoto offers an opportunity to review the latest science, launch new initiatives and pitch innovative ideas for climate solutions across a myriad of landscapes, including mountains and drylands, peatlands, rangelands and pastures, forests and oceans. Conversations will zero in on how changes in patterns of human consumption can make a difference. The focus will be on nutrition, fashion, mobility, plastic and food waste. Additionally, we will explore innovative financial initiatives that benefit landscapes while contributing to the climate solutions.

Join the 300 delegates in Kyoto or the tens of thousands more engaged in interactive online sessions across the globe.

Midcourse manoeuvres: community strategies and remedies for natural resource conflicts in Myanmar

This study forms part of a three-year study to scope the nature and extent of land use change in the three postcolonial Asian countries of India, Indonesia and Myanmar. It tries to understand how land use change has occurred throughout Myanmar and what its consequences on communities have been. Providing an overview of land governance and the extent of land use change in Myanmar, the study elaborates on the impacts on farmers’ and communities’ lives. Strategies employed and remedies sought for by the people affected by these land transformations are explored and discussed.

Midcourse manoeuvres: Community strategies and remedies for natural resource conflicts in Indonesia

This study forms part of a three-year study to scope the nature and extent of land use change in the three postcolonial Asian countries of India, Indonesia and Myanmar. This report tries to analyse how extractive, large-scale agricultural projects and industrial and infrastructure projects have impacted communities in Indonesia. It also looks at the efforts made by the communities in mitigating the impacts faced by them and the results of these efforts.

 

Midcourse manoeuvres: Community strategies and remedies for natural resource conflicts in India

This study forms part of a three-year study to scope the nature and extent of land use change in the three postcolonial Asian countries of India, Indonesia and Myanmar. It is an attempt to understand the lived experience of people affected by land use change and related conflicts in India. Equally, if not more importantly, this research seeks to analyse what affected people do when such conflicts arise. What are the strategies they adopt and what kinds of remedies do they seek? Further, what drives these choices?

Midcourse manoeuvres: Overview report

The following is the overview of a three-year study to scope the nature and extent of land use change in the three postcolonial Asian countries of India, Indonesia and Myanmar. It is organised as a set of three country chapters and detailed case studies from each country. The study analyses primary data on land use approvals for mining, hydropower, industrial estates and plantations over the last three decades in these countries as these sectors have caused large-scale land transformations. The approvals have been analysed for temporal, regional and sectoral trends in land use change. The study also draws from an extensive body of land use studies done by government, academics, international donors, investor coalitions and non-governmental organisations.

i) Community strategies and remedies for natural resource conflicts in India

ii) Community strategies and remedies for natural resource conflicts in Indonesia

iii) Community strategies and remedies for natural resource conflicts in Myanmar

Protecting Forests in Indonesia: Legal Options in Land Zoned for Agriculture

Over the past several years, commitments and pledges on ‘no deforestation, no peat, no exploitation’ (NDPE) have been made throughout the Indonesian palm oil sector, primarily in response to pressure from NGOs and the public. The NDPE pledges aimed to transform an industry with social and environmental challenges into one that works for people, nature and business. … Companies with NDPE policies whose non-forest land (APL) concessions hold forests, peatlands, and other high conservation value (HCV) areas have a commitment to protect these areas, but to date have largely been unsure how to do so. This paper presents several legal options for moving high conservation stock (HCS) forests and HCV areas in APL land into protection.

 

Africa Transforming: Scaled Up Financing for Scaled Up Ambition

The Africa Transforming series shares stories from Africa that demonstrate the ambitious development agendas that African countries and communities are driving to affect change and inspire others. Development partners are strongly supporting the World Bank Group in matching this ambition. Our financial and technical support is scaling up successful approaches and backing innovative new ones to accelerate progress and catalyze Africa’s transformation. Africa Transforming highlights some of the many people, places, and activities making a difference on the ground.