Comprehensive land-use planning: A rights-based approach

Comprehensive land-use planning: A rights-based approach

The paper looks at issues arising from including land use mitigation in a future climate agreement and suggests 3 key principles -

Ambition, that mitigation in the land sector should not undermine mitigation in other sectors;
Food security and equity, as a priority for developing countries where are to 80% of people rely on smallholder livelihoods;
and rights, recognising the importance of tenure, usage and access rights.

The paper also makes recommendations on reporting and accounting issues, and policy issues related to forests and agriculture. It concludes that a comprehensive land use planning approach is needed when looking at mitigation from the land use sector, in order to support sustainable and low-emisisons land use decisions and good governance at all levels of land use management.

Click here to read the ADP joint paper. The Indigenous Peoples Caucus's statement on the Durban Platform on Enhanced Action (ADP) is available here.