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Further Follow-up report to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Follow-up report to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) regarding grave and persistent violations of indigenous peoples' rights in North East IndiaSubmitted to the 73rd Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 28 July - 15 August 2008         

(Also see original submission to CERD, CERD's Concluding Observations of March 2007, and Follow-up report, January 2008)

Seeing people through the trees: Scaling up efforts to advance rights and address poverty, conflict and climate change

As world demand for food, fibre and bioenergy escalates, so too does the value of land. By 2030 the world is likely to need an area twelve times the size of Germany to grow food and biofuels, virtually all the developing countries, on currently forested land. Should this occur, the world's poor will be forced to lose their only capital asset - their land, pushing millions of forest-dwelling people further into poverty and conflict and forcing distinct cultures into extinction. This report identifies a strategy to resolve this conflict.

From exclusion to ownership? Challenges and opportunities in advancing forest tenure reform

Governments have begun to reduce their legal ownership and control of the world's forests, but with mixed progress and impacts on the wellbeing of forest peoples, on the management and conservation of forests, and on a suite of global forest-related issues - including climate change. This research analyses this and makes recommendations to progress forest tenure reform.

Summary - From exclusion to ownership? Challenges and opportunities in advancing forest tenure reform

Governments have begun to reduce their legal ownership and control of the world's forests, but with mixed progress and impacts on the wellbeing of forest peoples, on the management and conservation of forests, and on a suite of global forest-related issues - including climate change. A summary of the research which analyses this and makes recommendations to progress forest tenure reform.