The relatively modest investments needed to secure the forest rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities will generate significant returns—economically, socially and environmentally—according to a working paper, which finds that protecting forest rights in Guatemala and Brazil will avert 5.4 billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
Community forests serve as a vital source of livelihood, nutrition and medicine for the world's Indigenous Peoples. New research shows these forests have another advantage: generating billions of dollars in benefits for rural peoples and society.
Evidence is growing that tenure-secure community forests are associated with avoided deforestation and other ecosystem-service benefits. There are also economic and social benefits connected to communal management.
La Iniciativa 20x20 reúne compromisos nacionales y regionales y US$365 millones en financiamiento privado para restaurar bosques y ecosistemas, mejorar la productividad agrícola y reducir la pobreza
Initiative 20x20 brings together national and regional commitments plus $365 million of private finance to restore forests and ecosystems, reduce poverty and improve agricultural productivity
Leaders from Latin American countries will announce a major new initiative to restore forests and agricultural lands during COP 20.
Los bosques comunitarios alrededor del mundo resguardan 37,7 mil millones de toneladas de carbono
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Community forests around the world hold 37.7 billion tonnes of carbon
The Mesoamerican Reef (MAR) provides a diverse array of goods and services to the people of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. It is our shared heritage. Unfortunately, the health of the reef is declining, as documented by
This study set out to understand how decentralization of decision making and management authority affects biodiversity conservation.